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It’s Been Divine!

August 30, 2012 By: larramiefg Category: Site Info

To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun? __Katherine Graham

Although I only recently discovered the above quote, it expresses my life as a blogger for the past six years. What began as a desire to help get the word out about one debut author took on its own energy, gathering more authors/books every year. A bookcase — standing across the room — is a testament to the fact. The shelves are “jammed” with every writers’ work that has been presented first on Seize a Daisy and here on The Divining Wand. In addition to having fun, I learned, evolved, and hopefully shared the behind-the-scenes dedication/determination that create magic for all who love to read.

As much as I love to read, help, and share, I’m also creatively curious. This journey that began in 2006 has reached the inevitable fork in the road or, more appropriately, the question of “what if” I channeled my energy in another direction? It’s time to find out, time for me to move on.

It’s been a privilege and pleasure to have played the role of literary Fairy Godmother. And yes I will miss authors, friends, readers. However now I can return to being just a fan, someone looking for a fresh new read….someone ready to seize a bunch of daisies!

Thank you for your trust and believing, it’s been divine!

As ever —


Seize a Daisy….

March 20, 2012 By: larramiefg Category: Site Info

To celebrate spring The Divining Wand is seizing more than a few daisies and taking a spring break for the next two weeks. When new posts return on Tuesday, April 3rd, some weeks will feature two days of authors and their books while other weeks will offer readers/visitors the usual three.

Why? It’s simply a matter of highlighting spring releases and preparing for the overwhelming arrival of summer reading. In the meantime, seize a daisy and enjoy spring!

The Return of TDW

January 03, 2012 By: larramiefg Category: Site Info

Yes, it’s true. After a vacation break, a slight detour, much reflection and enough lovely emails to convince me that The Divining Wand made a difference and still has an audience, I’ve decided to reopen the site next Tuesday, January 10th.

However there will be changes including:

1. A Tuesday – Thursday post schedule


2. NO presentations/reviews on my part, instead there will be recommendations through book trailers, book excerpts, guest posts, the Q&A’s, and one universal question I’ll ask authors to answer in-depth rather than only a few sentences.

In other words, TDW wants the magic and interest for books to come directly from the authors.

If there is anyone or anything you’d like to see on these pages, please let me know at:

Until next week….

As ever —

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2010 By: larramiefg Category: Site Info

Wishing you all a warm, loving, and safe holiday. . . .a time to savor.

And, if you have yet to do so, please take a look at the BEST GIFT EVER!

Coming Attractions

July 30, 2009 By: larramiefg Category: Books, Contests, Site Info

As promised, all the pages on this site soon will be filled to serve their purpose. Some — like Book Presentations — have been created naturally by applicable posts, however please either click on the link, Debuts, or the Debuts Tab and you’ll find a much more specific, ever-changing page. Divided into Debut Novels and New Releases (by already published authors), this page, complete with cover art and publication dates, should be your guide as to coming literary attractions. And, within a week or two of publication, books will be transferred to the Recently Released page in order to announce what’s forthcoming.

Next Tuesday, August 4th, offers the publication of Mia King’s Table Manners, Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life (Paperback edition and, then on Thursday, August 6th, Lara Zielin’s debut YA Novel, Donut Days. All three books will be presented here and to honor this trifecta one copy of each book will be given away in a random drawing to those who comment.

Since I’ve never done a book giveaway, this is indeed a special occasion! Hope to see you Monday when you’ll learn about Table Manners.