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Month: March 2010

Jenny Gardiner and Winging It

Jenny Gardiner and Winging It

When Jenny Gardiner debuted with her novel, Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, she wrote a funny yet heartfelt story of being married and staying in love for the long haul. Now tomorrow — March 16, 2010 — with the release of her second book,Winging It: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill Me, the author proves how committed she is to long hauls in any relationship. In last week’s guest post, How Jenny Gardiner Copes with Parrot-hood,…

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Our Authors’ Go-To Writing Books, I

Our Authors’ Go-To Writing Books, I

When the following thoughtful question was posted on The Divining Wand’s Q & A page — rather than select a few authors to answer this query –, it was sent out to everyone. I wondered, what do your authors read in the way of writing books? Do they have favorites they refer to again and again? Do they read the classics like, Bird by Bird, or Writing Down the Bones, or do they favor books on craft like, Save the…

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The Revealing of Ad Hudler

The Revealing of Ad Hudler

While many of our authors are preparing for their latest releases — followed by book tours of signings/speakings –, others are hard at work — writing. Ad Hudler (Man of the House, All This Belongs to Me, Househusband) is happily busy with the latter as he reports: “I’m hot on the tails of a humorous memoir right now….words are just SPILLING out of me!!” When naming her 5 favorite books of all time Jenny Gardiner revealed: “Lately I’ve really enjoyed…

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How Jenny Gardiner Copes with Parrot-hood

How Jenny Gardiner Copes with Parrot-hood

[Next week Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Jenny Gardiner (Sleeping with Ward Cleaver) will watch her second book, Winging It: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill Me land on bookstore shelves. It’s the tale of parrot-hood and, in this guest blog, the author introduces us to her feathered charge.] My parrot wants me dead. She hates me. Proof is the triangular chunk of flesh now missing from both the front and back of my thumb, testament…

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Presenting Debutante Sarah Pekkanen and The Opposite of Me

Presenting Debutante Sarah Pekkanen and The Opposite of Me

From the book’s front cover: “Fresh and funny and satisfying. A terrific book about sisters that actually made me laugh out loud.” —JENNIFER WEINER #1 bestselling author of In Her Shoes and Best Friends Forever ***** When Sarah Pekkanen (The Debutante Ball Class of 2010) introduced herself in the September 1, 2009 post, So nice to meet you!, she told a bit of her own life backstory before ending with these thoughts: “I can’t tell you how honored I am…

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Our Authors’ Spring/Summer Book Releases

Our Authors’ Spring/Summer Book Releases

Have you heard, new books are coming? That’s been my refrain throughout the winter but it’s only the truth. And the new releases begin appearing next Tuesday when Sarah Pekkanen (hmm, ever heard of her?) debuts with The Opposite of Me. Rather than tell of all the others, let me show you what will soon be in bookstores as well as here on The Divining Wand. March 9, 2010: Sarah Pekkanen debuts with The Opposite of Me March 16, 2010:…

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Sarah Pekkanen: In Her Own Words

Sarah Pekkanen: In Her Own Words

Debutante Sarah Pekkanen — of The Debutante Ball — becomes a novelist next Tuesday, Mach 9, 2010, with the launch of The Opposite of Me. To celebrate this first-time event, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner is offering a free, autographed copy of one of her books to anyone who pre-orders The Opposite of Me today – Wednesday, March 3! Please check Jen’s March 1, 2010 post for details (which are simple to follow). And Sarah has put…

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The Revealing of Jenny Gardiner

The Revealing of Jenny Gardiner

Two years ago Jenny Gardiner debuted with the wickedly funny Sleeping with Ward Cleaver a “romantic” novel for those married awhile and, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, she returns with her second book, Winging It: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Determined to Kill Me. Described as, “A hilarious and poignant cautionary tale about two very different types of creatures, thrown together by fate, who learn to make the best of a challenging situation — feather by feather,”…

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For Your Heath and Well-Being

For Your Heath and Well-Being

Our reading recommendations switch today from fiction to fact as Lisa Davis (founder, director, host, etc., of It’s Your Health, the radio program “dedicated to providing strategies for healthier living”) offers two books that detail options for life. The first is about the choices in giving birth, while the second enables choosing to enjoy the deliciously craved food of life. Please note that the first program will air this Thursday, March 4th, from 9:30 – 9:50 a.m., and the second…

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