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Month: January 2011

The Revealing of Linda Gray Sexton

The Revealing of Linda Gray Sexton

Novelist/Memoirist Linda Gray Sexton (Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, Other works in Bibliography) celebrates the release of her latest memoir, Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide, as she celebrates her triumph of life. Linda describes the memoir in her own words: The book is about struggling with the cycle of suicide that ran through my family and how I came to terms with it, understanding at last this mental illness and…

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Guest Eleanor Brown on
An Open Letter to My Books

Guest Eleanor Brown on
An Open Letter to My Books

[As much as we love to read, visit libraries, and browse bookstores, who knew there would come a day when how to read would cause a moral dilemma? In today’s guest post, Eleanor Brown (The Weird Sisters coming January 20, 2011) shares a heartfelt confession and offers a compromise to her true love.] An Open Letter to My Books Dear Books: I’ll admit it. I’ve been cheating on you. No, it’s not with that disturbingly large television we just bought…

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Dee DeTarsio and The Scent of Jade

Dee DeTarsio and The Scent of Jade

Without question Dee DeTarsio is a visual writer who has a gift for creating vivid images through her choice of words. In her guest post, she refers to her style of writing as Tell A Vision and Dee’s debut ebook novel, The Scent of Jade [Kindle Edition], showcases her talent in a romantic adventure tale. Inspired as well as motivated by her husband’s challenge to create women’s fiction that was truly adventurous, the author began with the “what if” scenario…

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Guest Thaisa Frank on
Fact and Fiction in Heidegger’s Glasses

Guest Thaisa Frank on
Fact and Fiction in Heidegger’s Glasses

[During the holiday break a new comment and question was left on the November 4, 2010 post, Thaisa Frank and Heidegger’s Glasses. Martha S. wrote: I am in the middle of the book and it is great! But, I have to know. Did the Compound of Scribes really exist? How can I find out how much is fiction and how much is history? The Divining Wand contacted Thaisa Frank (Heidegger’s Glasses, A Brief History in Camouflage, Sleeping in Velvet) and…

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The Revealing of Eleanor Brown

The Revealing of Eleanor Brown

The actual debut of Eleanor Brown’s first novel, The Weird Sisters, may still be two weeks away on January 20, 2011, but it’s already received tremendous praise and attention. Yet how could it not when both author and book are described as: A major new talent tackles the complicated terrain of sisters. A winsome novel that explores sibling rivalry, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home. Then the trade praise: “…bright, literate debut…a punchy delight…”…

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Guest Dee DeTarsio on Tell A Vision

Guest Dee DeTarsio on Tell A Vision

[Dee DeTarsio (The Scent of Jade [Kindle Edition]), a television writer and formerly a news producer, grew up loving the visual home entertainment medium. In today’s guest post she explains how what she watches/sees on TV influences her novel storytelling.] Tell A Vision Though some in my family would place me on Team Eeyore, I believe in magic, happily-ever-after and the 7th sense: hope. My favorite TV shows used to be reruns of Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, up…

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Eileen Cook and
The Education of Hailey Kendrick

Eileen Cook and
The Education of Hailey Kendrick

If one subscribes to the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then the cover of Eileen Cook’s (Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? YA, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA, and Fourth Grade Fairy ages 9 – 11 coming April 19, 2011) latest YA novel, The Education of Hailey Kendrick, releasing tomorrow January 4, 2010, says it all. Cover girl Hailey’s bubble is about to burst! In a most engaging and relevant storyline, the author found inspiration in…

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