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Coming Attractions: A Movie and A Novel

Coming Attractions: A Movie and A Novel

Two popular authors shared exciting news last week and, if you missed it, here’s your opportunity to get caught up: ~ As you may remember Carleen Brice’s (Children of the Waters) debut novel, Orange Mint & Honey was optioned by the Lifetime Movie Network. About a month ago it was cast with Jill Scott as Nona Dixon and Nicole Beharie portraying Shay with the movie title changed to “Sins of the Mother.” Last Friday Carleen visited Vancouver where the film…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Maria Garcia-Kalb

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Maria Garcia-Kalb

As this week on The Red Carpet with The Debutante Class of 2010 winds down, the energy level is about to rise up a notch or two when we greet Maria Garcia-Kalb (101 Ways to Torture Your Husband coming January 18, 2009). TDW: Hello, Maria, how elegant you look on The Red Carpet. Maria: It’s the black, I always wear black, unless there’s an appropriate animal print. TDW: Well you make a statement as does your book. Although it’s your…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Alicia Bessette

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Alicia Bessette

Here it is mid-week on The Red Carpet with The Debutante Class of 2010 and we’re about to meet Wednesday’s Deb, Alicica Bessette (All Come Home due Summer 2010). TDW: Alicia, you’re just lovely. Please share what this fashion statement. Alicia: I’m wearing what I wear most days: yoga pants; one of several soft cotton tops I’ve owned for years; and dented, scratched eyeglasses that I just haven’t gotten around to replacing. My hair is rumpled, and I’m barefoot. TDW:…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Sarah Pekkanen

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Sarah Pekkanen

In our second day on The Red Carpet with The Debutante Class of 2010 we have Tuesday’s (posting) Debutante Sarah Pekkanen (The Opposite of Me, March 2010). TDW: Welcome, Sarah. You look glorious. Please give the details of what you are wearing. Sarah: Thank you, but you’re too kind. Oh, no one can actually see me, can they? Good. In that case, I’m wearing a size-six sleek black dress and sky-high heels. No, let’s make it a size four. My…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Emily Winslow

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Emily Winslow

All this week we’ll be greeting the five about-to-become authors when their first books debut between January and August 2010. As they walk The Red Carpet into The Debutante Ball – in order of their post appearances – The Divining Wand (TDW) will ask them for comments but not introductions. They’ll begin doing that next week Monday and continue throughout the year. This is your open invitation to attend The Ball and discover these authors beyond their pages. TDW: Now…

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What Comes After Time of My Life

What Comes After Time of My Life

Although the paperback edition of Allison Winn Scotch’s NYT bestseller, Time of My Life, will not be available until Tuesday, August 4, 2009, the author has been busy writing her third novel and trying to come up with its title. Yesterday, in her blog post of “Well, It’s Not Free Books, But…,” Allison announced: “I DO have a title for the next book. Hurrah! “After much debate, back and forth, and brainstorming, we have all agreed on the title of…….

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Mia King Preps for Table Manners

Mia King Preps for Table Manners

Did you know that author/friend Mia King and her debut novel, Good Things, hold the distinction of being my very first book presentation? Now two and a half years later, there’s only one month and three days left until her third novel (and sequel to Good Things), Table Manners is released on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. A highly anticipated novel, the book club rights for Table Manners have already been sold to Doubleday, Literary Guild, Rhapsody, and Book of the…

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The Truth of a Fortune Cookie

The Truth of a Fortune Cookie

As a researcher and writer for Prevention magazine, and then as a freelance writer, Therese Walsh’s byline has appeared on hundreds of articles on nutrition and fitness published in consumer magazines and online. However, on October 13, 2009 — now less than four months away –, Therese will become a novelist with the debut of The Last Will of Moira Leahy. Is this a dream come true? Well, actually, it’s her fortune cookie prophecy coming true! On international bestseller author…

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