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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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BAGG, Buzz, Moira, and a Movie

BAGG, Buzz, Moira, and a Movie

This year the Books Are Great Gifts campaign returns with LitChat’s post, A Time to Give: “Tying into our BOOKS ARE GREAT GIFTS campaign, we’re adopting a charity to support for the holidays. Reading Tree is a non-profit organization that collects books–new and used–for schools all over the world.” Please read the entire post to learn how you can make a difference, not just by giving books, but by adding this “twibbon” to your Twitter profile. It’s simple, festive and…

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In the True Spirit of Halloween

In the True Spirit of Halloween

What comes to mind when you think of Halloween? Costumes, candy, cats that are black? Well here’s another “C” word — creativity — that applies in a most wondrous way. But first let’s return to the end of August when, on The Red Carpet of The Debutante Ball, The Divining Wand introduced you to Sarah Pekkanen whose novel, The Opposite of Me, debuts March 9, 2010. What wasn’t mentioned then, but will be now, is that Sarah honed her writing…

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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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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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Beyond Audrey Niffenegger’s Pages

Beyond Audrey Niffenegger’s Pages

For those who read Suzanne Anderson’s A View From Table One, The Divining Wand — A New Spell Is Cast, you may be thinking, “Ah, Larramie was granted her own wish.” Because in that interview I was asked: “Are there any favorite/dream authors you’d like to feature or review at DW?” And I replied: “My second all-time favorite novel is The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, in fact I read the book at its release and reread it again…

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