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Month: June 2010

Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and
Pamela Ferdinand with Three Wishes

Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and
Pamela Ferdinand with Three Wishes

Although its title and description may sound like a fairy tale, the collaborative memoir, Three Wishes:A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood by Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand, is a 21st century non-fiction account of how anything is possible through traditional hope and love. Once upon a time — ten years ago — these three successful, connected, savvy journalists began to realize a personal deadline was looming….

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Our Authors Journey, IIII

Our Authors Journey, IIII

Ever since the week of March 29th The Divining Wand’s posts have been filled with success. New/debut book releases can be found on these pages, fulfilling dreams for authors and rewarding enjoyment for readers….with more yet to come. However it’s a fact that “getting published” doesn’t just happen. Instead the road to publication is a journey down a rather unpaved path. How do some travel this area better than others? Four more of our successful, published authors answer the questions…

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The Revealing of Trish Ryan

The Revealing of Trish Ryan

Trish Ryan closed her debut memoir, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Love, and Happily Ever After, after exchanging wedding vows with “Mr. Right.” But rather than that being the end of her journey of self-discovery through the help of faith/beliefs, it was only the beginning as the authors recounts in A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances to be released June 22, 2010. The popular Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness…

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Allie Larkin and Stay

Allie Larkin and Stay

On Thursday June 10, 2010, Allie Larkin becomes a debut author when her women’s fiction novel, STAY, appears in bookstores and ships from online retailers. However this book and its author hold many surprises, the first of which is: Allie didn’t always want to be a writer. It’s true that she has always been a reader, even while struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder that went undiagnosed until she was eighteen. Being a writer felt too big of a “focus” challenge…

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Tish Cohen and The Truth About Delilah Blue

Tish Cohen and The Truth About Delilah Blue

From the book’s front cover: “A beautifully written, finely wrought, race-to-the-end novel about finding your family, finding a life and finding yourself. Tish Cohen is the next great thing in women’s fiction.” __Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of The One That I Want and Time of My Life The multi-talented, insightful Tish Cohen (Town House, Inside Out Girl, Little Black Lies YA) offers readers a coming-of-age, coming-to terms book tomorrow — June 8, 2010 –, with her…

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Guest Pamela Ferdinand Makes A Wish?

Guest Pamela Ferdinand Makes A Wish?

[Pamela Ferdinand is a co-author with Beth Jones and Carey Goldberg of the triple memoir Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood. This amazing account of real life magic already has been seen on and in: The Today Show, The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, WGN Chicago, WGBH Boston Greater Boston, WNYC The Takeaway, iVillage, The Boston Globe…. Yet, in today’s guest post, Pamela writes about taking…

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Guest Allie Larkin’s Messy Friends & Messy Characters

Guest Allie Larkin’s Messy Friends & Messy Characters

[Today’s guest post features Allie Larkin debut author of Stay coming out next Thursday, June 10, 2010. The book has earned both literary praise: “A charming debut…. Smart and with emotional depth, this is a cut above.” Kirkus Reviews “Larkin debuts with a funny and touching story about love, loss, and dog ownership.” Publishers Weekly And commercial recognition: “Feel-good debut novel…” People Magazine For Stay, as Allie explains, is about unconditional love at its messiest best.] My friend Lady is…

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Guest Tish Cohen on Honest Choices

Guest Tish Cohen on Honest Choices

[In today’s guest post the always lovely and ever prolific Tish Cohen (Town House, Inside Out Girl, Little Black Lies YA) talks honestly about the choices she made to get where she is…. Her third adult novel, The Truth About Delilah Blue, will be released next Tuesday, June 8, 2010 and The Divining Wand has scheduled a presentation/review of the book next Monday, June 7, 2010. And now, without further ado, here’s Tish.] During my childhood, not many days passed…

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