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News from Our Debut Authors

News from Our Debut Authors

The busyness of the publishing world might slow down a bit this month, yet it does not come to a halt. In fact four of our debut authors offer the following news: ~ Joëlle Anthony who will debut with her YA novel, Restoring Harmony, on May 13, 2010, announces the sale of her second YA book, THE RIGHT AND THE REAL. ~ Alicia Bessette’s debut novel — coming August 2010 — has a new title: Simply from Scratch. ~ Melanie…

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Authors in the Spotlight

Authors in the Spotlight

From an award nomination, a library celebration, a newspaper citation and more, read and hear where our authors recently have been spotlighted. ~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted (most recent Crazy Beautiful YA) has been nominated for a Cybil Award in Middle Grade Fiction for Sisters Eight Book 1: Annie’s Adventures. Congratulations Lauren! ~ Allison Winn Scotch (The Department of Lost and Found, Time of My Life and The One That I Want coming June 1, 2010) did a Real Good Reads Interview…

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News Beyond Our Authors’ Pages…

News Beyond Our Authors’ Pages…

First and foremost today let’s celebrate Happy Book Birthday for: Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen (Town House, Inside Out Girl, The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama, The One and Only Zoe Lama), who makes her debut as a YA author. And The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh who makes debut as an adult fiction author. Congratulations to both! October, known for being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be celebrated by Lisa Davis — the creator,…

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Book Trailer, Giveaways, and an Honorary Chair

Book Trailer, Giveaways, and an Honorary Chair

Fall, it’s brimming with energy as are our authors — some of whom already have new ventures to share. Wendy Tokunaga (Midori by Moonlight) whose second novel, Love in Translation, will be released November 24, 2009, premieres the Book Trailer and notes Advance Praise for Love in Translation: “A delightful novel about love, identity, and what it means to be adrift in a strange land. This story of a search has an Alice in Wonderland vibe; when Celeste climbs down…

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From Soup to Sex to…

From Soup to Sex to…

expert literary advice, that’s what you’ll discover on three blogs by our authors, well beyond their pages. Debutante Joëlle Anthony (Restoring Harmony YA coming May 13, 2010) offers both a writing blog and a fun blog. In fact AnthonySundaySoup allows the writer to share her passion for cooking on a site that’s described by the following: Every Sunday afternoon we open our home to friends and family and sometimes even the occasional stranger who can prove they know us through…

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Authors in the Media

Authors in the Media

[Note: The Divining Wand congratulates Patti — winner of the Crazy Beautiful Book Giveaway. If you’ll contact me, Patti, with your mailing address, your copy will be sengt on its way. Enjoy!] Our authors have been out and about in the media recently, let’s discover where some have appeared: Kristy Kiernan (Catching Genius, Matters of Faith and Between Friends coming April 6, 2010) goes in search for the modern day Fountain of Youth in her article, Saving Face, for Gulf…

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Authors Beyond Their Pages and in the Media

Authors Beyond Their Pages and in the Media

Our authors are definitely out and about, garnering attention in print, audio and film. Just in case you’ve haven’t heard, here’s some of their latest news. Judy Merrill Larsen (All the Numbers) shared her baking talent in the August 5, 2009 St. Louis Post Dispatch article, Novelist is creative in the kitchen, too. Taking to the airwaves, Carleen Brice (Orange Mint & Honey and Children of the Waters) recorded Carleen Brice Podcasts Children of the Waters from the legendary Tattered…

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Mia King and Table Manners

Mia King and Table Manners

Two and a half years ago Mia King debuted as a novelist with Good Things and immediately had fans wanting more of her heroine Deidre McIntosh’s story. Writing in a style that made Deidre’s life and environment oh so real, the author — after publication of her second novel Sweet Life — turned her attention back to Deidre, her friends and even Marla. Indeed she discovered there was much more story to tell and, better yet, this book (although a…

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Barnes and Noble FREE eBook Reader

Barnes and Noble FREE eBook Reader

By any chance is there a Kindle on your wishlist? If so, how thrilling would it be to click on ebooks for Everyone and immediately download the FREE Barnes & Noble eReader to your iPhone, Blackberry, PC or Mac? You’ll read that its features include: -Automatic downloads of your latest Barnes & Noble eBook purchases and samples -Access to download eBooks from your Online Library anytime -Bookmarks, note taking & highlight functionality -Portrait or landscape display modes -Customizable font, margins…

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Sharing Good News

Sharing Good News

According to the PBS Book Review: “Alibi Junior High”, Greg Logsted has a winner. Carleen Brice (Children of the Waters) will host a discussion about faith and mysticism in fiction on Litchat (via Twitter). Please join in this Friday, July 17th between 4 – 5 p.m. EDT. Masha Hamilton’s 31 Hours, a deeply human thriller, is now slated to be published on September 8, 2009. The author has a most thoughtful Contest to win a copy of the book. The…

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