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Month: April 2012

Interview with Joëlle Anthony on
The Right & the Real

Interview with Joëlle Anthony on
The Right & the Real

[Happy Book Birthday to Joëlle Anthony’s (Restoring Harmony) second YA novel, The Right & the Real, celebrating its publication today. Once again Joëlle tells an entertaining, edge-of-the-seat story, of girl power….with the help of terrific secondary characters. For those who may have missed the synopsis in Picture the Book: The Right & the Real, the book can be described in this lead sentence: Kicked out of her home for refusing to join a cult, 17-year-old Jamie must find a way…

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The Revealing of Julie Schumacher

The Revealing of Julie Schumacher

Novelist, essayist/short story writer, Julie Schumacher (complete listing of author’s books) writes for both children and adults. In her latest YA novel The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls releasing on May 8, 2012, the storyline of meaningful literature and mother-daughter relationships easily crosses over into adult fiction. As the author explains: “No matter what I start writing about, I end up gravitating toward a particular emotional territory: family relationships, characters who are drawn toward one another but don’t get…

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Laura Dave: Why I Write

Laura Dave: Why I Write

[Last May, Laura Dave’s (The Divorce Party, London Is the Best City in America) third novel The First Husband (see presentation/review) was published and described as: “A fresh, funny take on the search for a soulmate.” —People. It’s also brilliant, witty, and poignant yet the best news about the novel is that today it comes out as a paperback! Both the content and the flow of Laura’s writing are so natural that one might stop occasionally and wonder how does…

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Picture the Book: The Right & the Real

Picture the Book: The Right & the Real

Successful YA novelist Joëlle Anthony (Restoring Harmony) returns to bookstore shelves on April 26th with her second book The Right & the Real. With another bright, brave, and bold teenage heroine, the author tells the tale of how easily life can spin out of control and how difficult it can be to do what’s right. Kicked out of her home for refusing to join a cult, 17-year-old Jamie must find a way to survive on her own. Jamie should have…

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Picture the Book: Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure

Picture the Book: Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure

If the book title, Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure, sounds familiar there’s a good reason. For on March 14, 2011, the presentation/review — Suzanne Anderson and Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure — appeared here as the author’s first ebook. And, although it was a well-written story, Suzanne wasn’t satisfied and knew she could improve on her work. Truth be told, Suzanne Anderson did much more than rewrite. She chose a new cover, published the new Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure in paperback and Kindle Edition, and…

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Allison Winn Scotch: Why I Write

Allison Winn Scotch: Why I Write

[In her profile on Twitter, Allison Winn Scotch (The One That I Want, Time of My Life, and The Department of Lost and Found) describes herself as: Novelist, NY Times bestseller, celeb profiler, goldfish killer, dog walker, tantrum negotiator, ass-kicker, pop culture junkie, superwoman. Soon the author will be adding screenwriter as yet another role but first she’ll take time out to celebrate the release of her fourth novel, The Song Remains the Same, tomorrow. Many fans first met Allison…

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Sarah Pekkanen: Why I Write

Sarah Pekkanen: Why I Write

[Considered one of Atria Books’ rising stars, internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen (Skipping a Beat and The Opposite of Me) promises to add to her success with a third novel, These Girls, releasing today in bookstores and online retailers. There are fortunate individual born knowing what they want in life and having the talent to do just that. In today’s guest post, Sarah explains that’s why she write.] Why I Write I write because, even though it can be frustrating…

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The Beginning of Spring’s Coming Attractions

The Beginning of Spring’s Coming Attractions

Next week spring releases begin to bloom with two favorite authors. Tuesday, April 10th: Sarah Pekkanen (Skipping a Beat and The Opposite of Me) and her third novel, These Girls appear here to be followed by…. Wednesday, April 11th: Allison Winn Scotch (The One That I Want, Time of My Life, and The Department of Lost and Found) will be at TDW on the eve of publication for The Song Remains the Same. Watch for both guest appearances and the…

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Randy Susan Meyers: Why I Write

Randy Susan Meyers: Why I Write

[Although it’s been well over a year since Randy Susan Meyers debuted with her international bestselling novel The Murderer’s Daughters (see presentation/review), her writing continues to inform/enlighten in Beyond The Margins — a multi-writer blog, a sounding board, a daily dose of essays on the craft of writing — and The Huffington Post. In today’s guest post, the author explains the need to share emotional truth in all her writing and also provides a glimpse of a second novel to…

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Peter Golden: Why I Write

Peter Golden: Why I Write

[Peter Golden — journalist, historian, and biographer — realizes his dream come true today with the release of his debut novel Comeback Love. Although it may have taken years for this honest and realistic love story to be written and published, Comeback Love is a book to be treasured. For, as curious as this fairy godmother usually is about discovering the backstory, where or how the characters were developed, the novel’s message, and how much of the storyline might be…

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