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Month: April 2011

New ebooks from TDW Authors

New ebooks from TDW Authors

Although so many print books are releasing this winter/spring season, The Divining Wand also has authors offering new selections for Kindle readers. Please consider the following that could be yours in a minute. * * * * * Dee DeTarsio (The Scent of Jade [Kindle Edition]) is at her best with a second novel, The Kitchen Shrink. From TV writer Dee DeTarsio, a new novel featuring the humor, vulnerability, honesty and flaws of a suburban heroine… If your life is…

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The Revealing of Laura Dave

The Revealing of Laura Dave

Laura Dave, highly acclaimed for her first two novels [with the most intriguing titles] — The Divorce Party and London Is the Best City in America –, offers readers her latest book, The First Husband in bookstores on May 12, 2011. In a one sentence synopsis, The First Husband is described as: A savvy, page-turning novel about a woman torn between her husband and the man she thought she’d marry. And the novel has garnered this early praise: “Dave presents…

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Guest Therese Fowler on
Coincidences and Connections

Guest Therese Fowler on
Coincidences and Connections

[In life — and including the sometimes difficult to understand word of publishing — there are those events/experiences that make one believe. In today’s guest post, Therese Fowler (Souvenir, Reunion) shares the unexpected, favorable events surrounding her latest novel, Exposure, in bookstores next Tuesday, May 3, 2011.] On Coincidences and Connections I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Exposure, my third novel, is a book that seems to have been meant to be. My cynical side…

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Presenting Debutante Sarah Jio and
The Violets of March

Presenting Debutante Sarah Jio and
The Violets of March

Lovely, dreamy, calming, and hopeful are all words that best describe Debutante Sarah Jio’s first novel, The Violets of March, being released tomorrow, April 26, 2011. Although a love story, the romance of the book is first found in a diary revealing a mystery of star-crossed lovers from 1943. Rather than time travel, the novel follows a time-bending exploration until the past and present convene to answer where the characters came from, who they are now, and what they will…

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Go-to Writing Books, V

Go-to Writing Books, V

Before, during and after a work-in-progress, a published/debut author has likely read more than a few books on the art and craft of writing. Whether it’s for motivation or inspiration, favorites must exist to be read and reread — including fiction and poetry — whenever the need arises. With this thought in mind, The Divining Wand asked its authors: What books do you keep nearby or go back to as you’re working? And, for the final week of this question,…

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The Revealing of Therese Fowler

The Revealing of Therese Fowler

Therese Fowler (Souvenir, Reunion) — respected and loved for her novels about choices and consequences, mistakes, misapprehensions, redemption, and love in all its forms — takes her storytelling to a new level with Exposure releasing May 3, 2011. In a one sentence description: Exposure is a ripped-from-the-headlines story of intense young love and a nightmarish legal maelstrom that threatens to destroy two families. And fellow authors offer this glowing, early praise: “Complex, gripping, and rich with emotion, Fowler’s 21st-century Romeo…

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Guest Sarah Jio — From Journalist to Novelist

Guest Sarah Jio — From Journalist to Novelist

[Although there are some born storytellers who become novelists, most novelists come from varied backgrounds that have inspired their storytelling. In today’s guest post, debut author Sarah Jio shares how being a journalist has fueled her creativity with enough ideas to write one novel, The Violets of March (coming April 26, 2011), and more.] From Journalist to Novelist As my first book, The Violets of March, makes its way into the world, I’ll tell you, honestly, that I’m a ball…

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Meg Waite Clayton and The Four Ms. Bradwells

Meg Waite Clayton and The Four Ms. Bradwells

National bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Sisters) had a dream of becoming a novelist but — not knowing how to achieve that career — she went to college to become a doctor and emerged from academia seven years later as a corporate lawyer. Truth and dreams have a way of being recognized though. They did for Meg and they also did for her characters in The Four Ms. Bradwells. Intelligent, insightful, and issue-complicated, the story is an ode…

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Go-to Writing Books, IV

Go-to Writing Books, IV

Before, during and after a work-in-progress, a published/debut author has likely read more than a few books on the art and craft of writing. Whether it’s for motivation or inspiration, favorites must exist to be read and reread — including fiction and poetry — whenever the need arises. With this thought in mind, The Divining Wand asked its authors: What books do you keep nearby or go back to as you’re working? And this week the following authors replied: ~Stacey…

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The Revealing of Sarah Jio

The Revealing of Sarah Jio

Journalist and blogger Sarah Jio turns her attention to writing friction with the debut novel, The Violets of March coming April 26, 2011. In an intriguing one sentence, the book is described: A heartbroken woman stumbles upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author. And the early Praise is impressive: “Mix a love story, history, and a mystery and what takes root? THE VIOLETS OF MARCH, a novel that reminds us how the past comes back…

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