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The Divining Wand’s Summer TBR List

The Divining Wand’s Summer TBR List

Dear Authors/Readers/Friends — The summer solstice occurred in the Northern Hemisphere yesterday evening so welcome to the first full day of summer and the beginning of my vacation! Last June this literary Fairy Godmother felt The Divining Wand had featured “the very best of the best for everyone’s enjoyment,” however the books appearing here — during the first six months of 2012 — have been even better! Please look through the archives and choose to read something that’s already been…

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The Divining Wand’s Summer TBR List

The Divining Wand’s Summer TBR List

Dear Authors/Readers/Friends — What a spectacular year it’s been here at The Divining Wand. From authors revealed, guests posts, responses to writing/literary questions, and the presentations/reviews, this Fairy Godmother — with great pride and joy — believes she has introduced the very best of the best for everyone’s enjoyment. But what about this summer? After asking the authors for their summer TBR lists, I decided it might be worthwhile to share my personal list too. Catching Up On: ~The Inner…

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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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Welcoming New Authors, Introducing 2011 Debs

Welcoming New Authors, Introducing 2011 Debs

With Labor Day only a weekend away, it’s a time for change and new beginnings. During the summer TDW welcomed new authors to the site and, once again, I’m proud to announce the addition of the following four writers soon be seen on these pages: ~Melissa Senate (The Mosts YA, The Secret of Joy, the rest in Bibliography, and The Love Goddess’ Cooking School coming October 26, 2010) ~Stacey Ballis (The Spinster Sisters, Room for Improvement, the rest in Bibliography,…

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Author News and New Authors

Author News and New Authors

Welcome to The Divining Wand’s last post of July and, while not dismissing summertime in August, there is a feeling of fall around here! That’s correct, fresh and new ideas have either recently launched or will soon, beginning with the multi-talented Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die YA). On Tuesday, July 27, 2010, Katie and fellow YA writers took “getting to know authors beyond their pages” to a vlog level. Here’s a portion of the Press Release for AuthorMix: “AUTHORMIX”…

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News From and About Our Authors

News From and About Our Authors

This rare Monday, without a book to present/review, is a perfect time to catch up on our authors and their recent (or upcoming) releases. Congratulations to Therese Walsh (The Last Will of Moira Leahy) Although this debut novel crossed over many genres, The Last Will of Moira Leahy has become a RITA finalist in RWA’s Best First Book category, 2010. While yours truly described it as an “adult fairy tale,” if Romance Writers wish to embrace “Moira” as romantic, so…

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Good News about and from Our Authors

Good News about and from Our Authors

The Diving Wand loves sharing good news about its authors and this post offers quite a collection. For Wendy Tokunaga (Midori By Moonlight, Love in Translation) BookPage Reviews’ Friendship and family in a foreign land is a Web exclusive by Sheri Bodoh. Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die YA) was thrilled and flattered by this terrific book trailer for Bad Girls Don’t Die made by a reader/fan. Do watch. Melanie Benjamin watches her foreign rights sales soar for (Alice I…

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News from and about Our Authors

News from and about Our Authors

It’s time to take a look at authors making news beyond their pages… Melanie Benjamin is very proud that Alice I Have Been was reviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” You can read and listen to that review here. Bravva, Melanie! Think of Mia King (Good Things, Sweet Life, Table Manners) and what comes to mind? Novels, Hawaii and FOOD?! It’s true that recently, when not writing, Mia’s been spending more and more time in her actual and virtual kitchen. You…

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Words from and about Our Authors

Words from and about Our Authors

There’s news that you need to know, can use, and look forward to, regarding the following Authors: Alert! If you haven’t heard yet, Carleen Brice (Orange Mint and Honey, Children of the Waters) has announced, “The universe heard your cries of not wanting to miss the Super Bowl. ‘”Sins of the Mother”‘ will now air on Sunday, February 21st.” Remember that’s on the LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK! ***** January Magazine, December 31, 2009, listed Best Books of Fiction: 2009 and among…

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Support Women’s Fiction and We All Win

Support Women’s Fiction and We All Win

[Since The Divining Wand’s purpose is to help readers get to know authors beyond their pages, Carleen Brice is today’s guest blogger with exciting news to share. Please welcome Carleen.] It was a dream come true when Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) optioned my debut novel, Orange Mint and Honey. A dream made even bigger when they actually made the movie! I understand that something like only 5% of books that get optioned ever become movies. There’s only one tiny little…

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