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Picture the Book: The Inquisitor’s Key

Picture the Book: The Inquisitor’s Key

[For fans of CSI type shows and medical/forensic novels, The Divining Wand is pleased to feature a glimpse into The Inquisitor’s Key available on Tuesday, May 8, 2012….enjoy!] Meet the Authors: Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility—the Body Farm—a quarter century ago. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a…

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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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Picture the Book:
The Song Remains the Same

Picture the Book:
The Song Remains the Same

“What if” Allison Winn Scotch (The One That I Want, Time of My Life, and The Department of Lost and Found) — whose writing is naturally inspired by music — crafted a novel that revolves around how deeply music affects/recalls memory? Fortunately the NYT bestselling author has done just that and her fourth novel, The Song Remains the Same will be released next month on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Part-thriller/mystery, the book questions and answers: Who are we without our…

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Picture the Book: MWF Seeking BFF:
My Year Long Search for a New Best Friend

Picture the Book: MWF Seeking BFF:
My Year Long Search for a New Best Friend

In relocating to Chicago writer/editor Rachel Bertsche almost had it all: a newlywed husband, elite writing credits, loving family and friends….who now, alas, lived too far away. And, though the love of her life was her best friend, he was a guy! Rachel needed a new girl friend and thus began her organized quest chronicled in her debut, MWF Seeking BFF: My Year Long Search for a New Best Friend. And through sharing her pursuit, she also found praise: “Friendship…

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Picture the Book:
The Mother-Daughter Show

Picture the Book:
The Mother-Daughter Show

Natalie Wexler is the author of an award-winning novel, A More Obedient Wife, and a journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, the American Scholar, the Gettysburg Review, and other publications. Her latest novel, The Mother-Daughter Show, was published in December, 2011, to glowing praise: “A terrific read. Funny and heartbreaking and so credible I laughed out loud.” Susan Shreve, author of Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR’s Polio Haven. “A wise and…

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Picture the Book: PURE

Picture the Book: PURE

When Julianna Baggott appeared on The Divining Wand last May, she had written the lovely romance The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted as one of her Bridget Asher novels. That was then and oh how time and books change. For on Wednesday, February 8th, the author’s highly anticipated, riveting, breakout novel PURE — the first volume in her post-apocalypse thriller trilogy — will be released. Fox 2000 has already acquired the film rights to PURE and the reviews are amazing:…

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Picture the Book:
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

Picture the Book:
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

[If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine what a Book Trailer can tell! The feature of Picture the Book is thus offered to spotlight storylines in vivid fashion. Enjoy.] Following the award-winning success of her debut novel, Letters From Home,Kristina McMorris once again recounts WWII in Bridge of Scarlet Leaves releasing on February 28, 2012. The book focuses on love and loyalties tested in a country divided: Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern’s life seemed destined to unfold…

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Current and Forthcoming Attractions:
Book Trailers, Book Covers

Current and Forthcoming Attractions:
Book Trailers, Book Covers

Until recently an author’s description was the only way a reader could visualize a main character or novel’s setting. But — through the talented use of video and high tech graphics — book trailers and even book covers are tempting us with a novel’s storyline. The following are a mere handful of current and forthcoming books worthy of your attention. * * * * *

Current and Coming Attractions

Current and Coming Attractions

Although The Divining Wand authors have been busy writing, publishing, and keeping TBR books piled high, it’s only natural to wonder what’s next for our favorite writers. And what follows is a tasty sampling to whet your reading appetite. * * * * * As of today, Thursday, September 16, 2010, Eileen Cook (Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? YA, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA, releasing in paperback September 21, 2010, The Education of Hailey Kendrick YA coming January 4,…

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