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Month: February 2010

Praise for Our Authors

Praise for Our Authors

There’s glowing news to share about two of our recently published authors and two of those yet-to-debut. To begin, Melanie Benjamin has been lauded for Alice I Have Been by every major national publication including: The Washington Post, People, and Entertainment Weekly which notes: “Melanie Benjamin works valiantly to conjure up the real girl behind the Wonderland myth, and finds glints of genuine magic.” Along with her glints of literary magic, Melanie has found glints elsewhere too. Commenting on Facebook…

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For a Florida Getaway Book Catching Genius

For a Florida Getaway Book Catching Genius

Kristy Kiernan (Catching Genius, Matters of Faith) has been mentioned on this site more than a few times…with good reason. First and foremost — without this very special author’s/friend’s encouragement and belief that my idea of “connecting” readers with authors would work — The Divining Wand probably wouldn’t exist! However as much as Kristy gives to her friends and fellow authors, what she gives to readers is sheer genius. A born storyteller, this award-winning author has been gifted with writing…

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Our Authors’ Best Advice

Our Authors’ Best Advice

While experience is often the ultimate teacher, there are usually words of wisdom that guide an author through the process of writing. What words might those be? This Fairy Godmother asked: What is the best advice about writing that you’ve received/read AND put to use? What follows are several of our authors’ responses: Alicia Bessette (Simply from Scratch coming in August 2010): “Write what you write, and don’t compare your writing to others’.” Judy Merrill Larsen (All the Numbers): “Wow,…

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News from and about Our Authors

News from and about Our Authors

It’s time to take a look at authors making news beyond their pages… Melanie Benjamin is very proud that Alice I Have Been was reviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” You can read and listen to that review here. Bravva, Melanie! Think of Mia King (Good Things, Sweet Life, Table Manners) and what comes to mind? Novels, Hawaii and FOOD?! It’s true that recently, when not writing, Mia’s been spending more and more time in her actual and virtual kitchen. You…

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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Carleen Brice (Orange Mint and Honey, Children of the Waters) is a successful author who — like many successful authors — is quick to recognize and recommend fellow writers. And last year, with a wonderful idea to call attention to black authors, she created the blog White Readers Meet Black Authors that offers all of us the opportunity to know and read more good writers. Today The Divining Wand welcomes Carleen to celebrate novelists who you may not know yet,…

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