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The Revealing of Sarah Pinneo

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Journalist and author of The Ski House Cookbook, Sarah Pinneo turned her sights to fiction and recently became a debut novelist with the January 31, 2012 release of Julia’s Child. The book has been described as: A delectable comedy for every woman who’s ever wondered if buying that six-dollar box of organic crackers makes her a hero or a sucker. JULIA’S CHILD is a warmhearted, laugh-out-loud story about motherhood’s choices: organic vs. local, paper vs. plastic, staying at home vs….

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The Revealing of Seré Prince Halverson

The Revealing of Seré Prince Halverson

According to debut novelist, Seré Prince Halverson: “I became a writer because I loved to write, and I was blessed with an utter lack of any other talent.” If true, what a gift the author’s one talent is as it shines through her recently released The Underside of Joy. A one sentence description of the book notes: Set against the backdrop of Redwood forests and shimmering vineyards, Seré Prince Halverson’s compelling debut tells the story of two women, bound by…

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The Revealing of Erika Liodice

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Author Erika Liodice dreams, creates to succeed, and inspires others to do the same. With passion and determination, she became a debut novelist in late November, 2011 when her first novel Empty Arms was published as an ebook in Kindle and NOOK Book editions. And only last week Empty Arms was released in paperback. One might say that Erika’s arms now hold her dream come true. The story is based on a life built on secrets, half truths, evasion, and…

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The Revealing of Sarah McCoy

The Revealing of Sarah McCoy

Author Sarah McCoy (The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico) draws upon the unlikely connection between her past (Germany) and present (El Paso, Texas) residences to create the historical novel, The Baker’s Daughter available next Tuesday, January 24th. Here are a few selections of glowing praise for the book: “A beautiful, heart-breaking gem of a novel written just the way I like them, with the past coming back to haunt the present, endearing heroines and a sunny, hopeful ending. You’ll…

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Summer’s TBR Lists, V

Summer’s TBR Lists, V

Thank goodness for summer and its lazy, hazy days of being carried away by a book. Reaching out to discover what our authors/friends would be reading, The Divining Wand asked them: What’s on your summer “must/want to read” list? And, in this final wrap-up post, the following writers replied: ~Elise Allen (Populazzi YA coming August 1, 2011): “The next book I can’t wait to get my hands on is Allen Zadoff’s My Life, The Theater, and Other Tragedies. I recently…

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Summer’s TBR Lists, IV and
Alison Pace’s A Pug’s Tale

Summer’s TBR Lists, IV and
Alison Pace’s A Pug’s Tale

It’s officially summer — time for relaxing and getting lost in those TBR books. While other summer book lists were being compiled and published, The Divining Wand decided to offer its own lists by asking our authors: What’s on your summer “must/want to read” list? This week the following writers replied: ~Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die YA, and Bad Girls Don’t Die: From Bad to Cursed): “Unfortunately, a lot of what was on my spring ‘”must read”‘ list has…

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Summer’s TBR Lists, III

Summer’s TBR Lists, III

With so many terrific books vying for attention, summer is the best season for a reason to relax and get lost in a new release or old favorite. And, since summer book lists are currently being published, The Divining Wand decided to ask its authors: What’s on your summer “must/want to read” list? This week the following writers replied: ~Carleen Brice (Orange Mint and Honey, Children of the Waters): “PYM by Mat Johnson SILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones THE WEIRD…

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The Further Revealing of Kristina Riggle

The Further Revealing of Kristina Riggle

On June 15, 2009 the presentation/review of Kristina Riggle‘s debut novel Real Life & Liars launched The Divining Wand and last summer she graced this site again with The Life You’ve Imagined. Now, with a critically acclaimed reputation and an ever-growing fanbase, this author/friend returns with her third book, Things We Didn’t Say available June 28, 2011. Described in one sentence, Things We Didn’t Say is: A story of a frayed blended family about to come undone completely when a…

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Summer’s TBR Lists, II

Summer’s TBR Lists, II

A-h-h summer, how do we love thee for HOT, lazy days — the perfect reason to relax and get lost in a book? And, since summer book lists are currently being published, The Divining Wand decided to ask its authors: What’s on your summer “must/want to read” list? This week the following writers replied: ~ Joëlle Anthony (Restoring Harmony YA): “As for books, I’m anxiously awaiting Nova Ren Suma’s new book, IMAGINARY GIRLS. And Deb Caletti has a new book…

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The Revealing of Tawna Fenske

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Considering Tawna Fenske’s diverse background and double entendre humor, it’s not unexpected that her debut novel — Making Waves being released on August 1, 2011 — would prove a guilty reading pleasure. For Making Waves is the first in a trio of quirky romantic comedies from Sourcebooks, Inc. with the second book, Believe it or Not due out January 2012, followed by Let It Breathe in August 2012. In a one sentence descriptive tease of Making Waves, it’s noted: A…

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