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Month: May 2010

Presenting Debutante Joëlle Anthony and Restoring Harmony

Presenting Debutante Joëlle Anthony and Restoring Harmony

While getting to know Debutante Joëlle Anthony through her Friday posts, visitors to this season’s Debutante Ball have been treated and enlightened by somewhat of a Renaissance woman. Truly it’s difficult to imagine a challenge this writer can’t resolve (in a practical or unique way) and one needs only to read her YA novel, Restoring Harmony, debuting tomorrow — May 13, 2010 — for proof positive. Of course by introducing herself with “Deb Joëlle’s real talent is…,” expectations were set…

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The Revealing of Emily Winslow

The Revealing of Emily Winslow

Emily Winslow, waltzing around The Debutante Ball since last August 31st, will soon be introduced to the public when her literary mystery, The Whole World, debuts May 25, 2010. Emily’s novel has been described as “a sensual and irresistible mystery and a haunting work of rich psychological insight and emotional depth.” And here are a few reasons why: American students Polly and Liv are giddy over the accents and architecture of Cambridge University. They both fall for the same charming…

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Meredith Cole and Dead in the Water

Meredith Cole and Dead in the Water

Fans of Meredith Cole and her critically acclaimed debut mysstery, Posed for Murder, can celebrate tomorrow when the author’s second novel, Dead in the Water, appears in bookstores and ships from online retailers. For anyone still wondering the answer is “Yes,” this is another crime-solving adventure for Lydia McKenzie. Actually the author’s guest post, Meredith Cole Creates a Sleuth and a Series, revealed that and more: “Lydia is an interesting character, an artist and photographer struggling to build a career…

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Blogs Favored by Our Authors

Blogs Favored by Our Authors

Enlightening or entertaining, what type of blogs would our authors favor on a daily basis? Of course it’s a bit of both and you might enjoy following along with: Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die YA): ~ Unclutterer – http://unclutterer.com/ ~ Post Secret – http://postsecret.blogspot.com/ ~ Sew, Mama, Sew! – http://www.sewmamasew.com/ ~ Sew at Sea, by my hilarious friend Laura – http://sewatsea.blogspot.com/ ~ Pub Rants – http://pubrants.blogspot.com/ Trish Ryan (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding…

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Guest Thaisa Frank: Do I Choose My Material or Does It Choose Me?

Guest Thaisa Frank: Do I Choose My Material or Does It Choose Me?

[The profile of Thaisa Frank (A Brief History in Camouflage, Sleeping in Velvet), in last week’s Revealing Q&A, mentioned magic realism regarding her debut novel, Heidegger’s Glasses, releasing May 25, 2010. And that mention prompted Suzanne to write me with the following: Do authors consciously choose their writing style and genre, or is it simply the only way they can write? for instance, I was really intrigued by your profile of Thaisa Frank yesterday….I would love to be able to…

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Guest Joëlle Anthony Fiddlin’ Around

Guest Joëlle Anthony Fiddlin’ Around

[ Joëlle Anthony debuts next week with her YA novel, Restoring Harmony — a riveting tale of how a resourceful teen survives, and even finds romance, in a future world where no one is as they seem. To add another dimension to her main character, the author also gave her the gift of music as she explains in this guest post.] While I’ve been a writer for a long time, it wasn’t until I moved to Tennessee to live with…

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Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Marcia’s Madness

Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Marcia’s Madness

Today Lauren Baratz-Logsted (most recent Crazy Beautiful YA, The Education of Bet YA coming July 12, 2010) — along with her husband Greg Logsted (Alibi Junior High, Something Happened YA) and their daughter Jackie — add Book 5: Marcia’s Madness to the Sisters 8 Series for ages 9 – 12. In other words this series is about a family, written by a family. Lauren told the backstory of the Sisters 8 when writing her April 6, 2010 guest post, Lauren…

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