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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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Suzanne Anderson: Why I Write

Suzanne Anderson: Why I Write

[Although Suzanne Anderson (Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure in paperback and Kindle Edition) had enjoyed success in competitive sports and business, she became aware that her life needed something more. But what? In today’s guest post, the author reveals how she discovered why she writes.] Why I Write On a warm summer afternoon in 1994, as I walked home from my job as Assistant Vice President in Corporate Finance for a Japanese Investment Bank, I paused, looked at the wall of skyscrapers…

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Laura Dave: Why I Write

Laura Dave: Why I Write

[Last May, Laura Dave’s (The Divorce Party, London Is the Best City in America) third novel The First Husband (see presentation/review) was published and described as: “A fresh, funny take on the search for a soulmate.” —People. It’s also brilliant, witty, and poignant yet the best news about the novel is that today it comes out as a paperback! Both the content and the flow of Laura’s writing are so natural that one might stop occasionally and wonder how does…

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Allison Winn Scotch: Why I Write

Allison Winn Scotch: Why I Write

[In her profile on Twitter, Allison Winn Scotch (The One That I Want, Time of My Life, and The Department of Lost and Found) describes herself as: Novelist, NY Times bestseller, celeb profiler, goldfish killer, dog walker, tantrum negotiator, ass-kicker, pop culture junkie, superwoman. Soon the author will be adding screenwriter as yet another role but first she’ll take time out to celebrate the release of her fourth novel, The Song Remains the Same, tomorrow. Many fans first met Allison…

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Sarah Pekkanen: Why I Write

Sarah Pekkanen: Why I Write

[Considered one of Atria Books’ rising stars, internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen (Skipping a Beat and The Opposite of Me) promises to add to her success with a third novel, These Girls, releasing today in bookstores and online retailers. There are fortunate individual born knowing what they want in life and having the talent to do just that. In today’s guest post, Sarah explains that’s why she write.] Why I Write I write because, even though it can be frustrating…

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Randy Susan Meyers: Why I Write

Randy Susan Meyers: Why I Write

[Although it’s been well over a year since Randy Susan Meyers debuted with her international bestselling novel The Murderer’s Daughters (see presentation/review), her writing continues to inform/enlighten in Beyond The Margins — a multi-writer blog, a sounding board, a daily dose of essays on the craft of writing — and The Huffington Post. In today’s guest post, the author explains the need to share emotional truth in all her writing and also provides a glimpse of a second novel to…

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Peter Golden: Why I Write

Peter Golden: Why I Write

[Peter Golden — journalist, historian, and biographer — realizes his dream come true today with the release of his debut novel Comeback Love. Although it may have taken years for this honest and realistic love story to be written and published, Comeback Love is a book to be treasured. For, as curious as this fairy godmother usually is about discovering the backstory, where or how the characters were developed, the novel’s message, and how much of the storyline might be…

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Sarah McCoy: Why I Write

Sarah McCoy: Why I Write

[In mid-January The Divining Wand had the pleasure of featuring Sarah McCoy (The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico) a week before the release of her second novel The Baker’s Daughter and before her hectic book tour. Although much was learned about the author in The Revealing of Sarah McCoy, the true core of Sarah’s heart and personality shines through in today’s guest post.] Why I Write It may surprise some to learn that for a greater portion of my…

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Sarah Pinneo: Why I Write

Sarah Pinneo: Why I Write

[In The Revealing of Sarah Pinneo, Sarah (The Ski House Cookbook) — debut fiction author of Julia’s Child — explained that her greatest fear(s) “will eventually become the basis for a novel.” Is that the reason Sarah writes? Well, in today’s guest post, the novelist describes working out fears and much more. Enjoy!] Why I Write Writing appeals to me because it is the Rumpelstiltskin career: you spin gold from straw. Before I became a full-time writer, I worked on…

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The Revealing of Rachel Bertsche
and Why She Writes

The Revealing of Rachel Bertsche
and Why She Writes

[Introduced in the post, Picture the Book: MWF Seeking BFF: My Year Long Search for a New Best Friend, relocated Chicago writer/editor Rachel Bertsche chronicled her search for a new, “closer in proximity” friend in MWF Seeking BFF: My Year Long Search for a New Best Friend. Due to email snafus, Rachel’s Q&A was MIA but can now be presented along with her guest post on why she writes. Yes, a double post plus a Book Giveaway and now, without…

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