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As a booklover I'm fond of authors who, with pens and keyboards, create magic. Is there a secret? Using The Divining Wand, I hope to discover their truth while bringing writers and readers closer together.
Nichole Bernier: Why I Write

Nichole Bernier: Why I Write

[Although today celebrates Nichole Bernier becoming a novelist with the debut of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D., the truth is she’s always been a writer. In fact one need only look at her professional success as a contributing editor and journalist for proof. However, in today’s guest post, Nichole shares the personal aspect — the real reason — for why she writes.] Why I Write The day I started keeping a journal I was twelve, an awkward twelve—as if…

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Claire Cook: Why I Write

Claire Cook: Why I Write

[It simply wouldn’t be summer without a new Claire Cook novel to inspire/entertain and this Tuesday, June 5th the New York Times bestselling author (complete book listing) offers readers her ninth book, Wallflower in Bloom For those (few) who don’t know Claire’s story, writing and publishing nine books in a career might seem easy. Ah, but finding the dedication for her desire took a bit of work and that is all a part of why she writes.] Why I Write/Claire…

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Camille Noe Pagán: Why I Write

Camille Noe Pagán: Why I Write

[One year ago Camille Noe Pagán debuted with The Art of Forgetting (presentation/review), complete with its stunning book cover and fascinating storyline of forgiving/forgetting for the sake of friendship. However, as of yesterday, The Art of Forgetting is available in paperback with another lovely cover for the same intriguing tale. Interestingly, in today’s guest post, Camille admits that she doesn’t forget and that helps to explain why she writes.] Why I Write There was a guy. I’d call him a…

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Interview with Meg Mitchell Moore on
So Far Away

Interview with Meg Mitchell Moore on
So Far Away

[When Meg Mitchell Moore’s wrote The Arrivals (presentation/review), she focused on adult children going home to a safe haven for love and comfort. However in So Far Away — available in bookstores today — the author turns her attention to characters searching/yearning for home, family, or a sense of belonging. Described in one sentence, the novel is about: The lives of a wayward teenager and a lonely archivist are unexpectedly joined through the discovery of an old diary. The following…

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The Revealing of Nichole Bernier

The Revealing of Nichole Bernier

Contributing editor/features writer/journalist, Nichole Bernier — inspired by a family friend’s healing following the September 11th attacks — becomes a novelist when The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. debuts on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Selected as one of BookPage’s Most Anticipated Debuts of 2012, the novel’s introductory description explains: Before there were blogs, there were journals. And in them we’d write as we really were, not as we wanted to appear. But there comes a day when journals outlive us….

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Meg Mitchell Moore: Why I Write

Meg Mitchell Moore: Why I Write

[Journalist/novelist Meg Mitchell Moore’s The Arrivals (presentation/review) was praised as “a promising debut” (Publishers Weekly) when released last spring. This spring — on May 29, 2012 — the author offers So Far Away praised by Publisher’s Weekly: “This sweet and thoughtful novel is both tense and elegiac, exploring the damage we inflict on ourselves and each other, and the strength it takes to heal.” The Divining Wand has scheduled an interview with the author on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 where…

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Jennifer Gooch Hummer: Why I Write

Jennifer Gooch Hummer: Why I Write

[Jennifer Gooch Hummer’s debut novel Girl Unmoored could simply be described as stunning and be left at that. And maybe it should be, allowing readers to wonder, then discover on their own what makes it so. The best news is that today’s guest post offers a sample of the author’s voice on her feelings and thoughts as Jennifer shares why she writes….(brilliantly).] Why I Write When my kids were still too young to taste the difference between brownies made with…

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Jillian Medoff: Why I Write

Jillian Medoff: Why I Write

[As an individual, Jillian Medoff (Good Girls Gone Bad, Hunger Point) knows herself well and — because of this — as an author, she knows her characters even better. I Couldn’t Love You More, her third novel, releases today and holds the promise of being your “next best read.” Seriously! In today’s guest post Jillian admits her need to make sense of the world through writing. However, by doing so, the novelist gives voice to all of us. Enjoy.] Why…

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The Revealing of Jennifer Gooch Hummer

The Revealing of Jennifer Gooch Hummer

This fairy godmother loves to present debut novelists and their books, and it’s with special pleasure that TDW features Jennifer Gooch Hummer with her coming-of-age story of Girl Unmoored. Why special? First there is Jennifer’s description of the book: “Girl Unmoored is about friendship. Deep, loyal friendship. The kind that supersedes family. The kind that keeps you anchored when everything else is falling apart. The kind that can save you.” Then there are the [true] glowing, heartfelt raves: “Love, loss,…

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Julie Schumacher: Why I Write

Julie Schumacher: Why I Write

[Julie Schumacher (complete listing of author’s books) has written one of the most appropriate books for summer — her latest YA novel The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls available in bookstores and online retailers today. After all, what could be better than a book about a mother/daughter summer book club? According to The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, May 2012: “The result is a story that explores the way books can and can’t inform lives, as Adrienne’s…

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