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The Divining Wand’s Summer TBR List

The Divining Wand’s Summer TBR List

Dear Authors/Readers/Friends — The summer solstice occurred in the Northern Hemisphere yesterday evening so welcome to the first full day of summer and the beginning of my vacation! Last June this literary Fairy Godmother felt The Divining Wand had featured “the very best of the best for everyone’s enjoyment,” however the books appearing here — during the first six months of 2012 — have been even better! Please look through the archives and choose to read something that’s already been…

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Dee DeTarsio’s Valentine to Marian Keyes

Dee DeTarsio’s Valentine to Marian Keyes

[Dee DeTarsio (The Scent of Jade and ROS) wears her favorite author’s heart on her sleeve. As a result, in this Valentine’s Day guest post, Dee takes the opportunity to explain/share her feelings of “reader love.”] This Is Dedicated to The One I Love “To Marian Keyes – and to the Marian Keyes in every woman – that smart, funny, sad, put-upon, brave part of your soul that makes this world a brighter place.” I am stalking Marian Keyes. She’s…

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Instant Reading Gratification:
Three ebooks at the Ready

Instant Reading Gratification:
Three ebooks at the Ready

[Now that ereaders have become more popular than ever The Divining Wand believes that occasional recommendations of ebooks would be a welcome feature. Today, starting off the series of Instant Reading Gratification, there are two comedic novels and one timely drama. May you enjoy!] Dee DeTarsio (The Scent of Jade) continues to amuse in a thoughtful way with ROS, described as: DeTarsio’s literary talents shine with tenderness and humor as she once again takes readers into the heart of women’s…

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New ebooks from TDW Authors

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Although so many print books are releasing this winter/spring season, The Divining Wand also has authors offering new selections for Kindle readers. Please consider the following that could be yours in a minute. * * * * * Dee DeTarsio (The Scent of Jade [Kindle Edition]) is at her best with a second novel, The Kitchen Shrink. From TV writer Dee DeTarsio, a new novel featuring the humor, vulnerability, honesty and flaws of a suburban heroine… If your life is…

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Fictional Characters as Best Friends Forever, V

Fictional Characters as Best Friends Forever, V

No matter the age or stage in life, a best friend forever could be made at any time and the same appears to hold true for bonding with fictional characters. Whether it’s in a children’s book or a chapter in a YA or adult novel, there are those characters who — if only real — would be chosen as our BFF. With this in mind The Divining Wand wondered who the authors felt close to, and asked: What fictional character…

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Writing Rituals, Secrets, and Superstitions, V

Writing Rituals, Secrets, and Superstitions, V

Yes or no? For every writer there are intangible elements — personal habits — that allow the mind to roam and find its comfort zone when the words aren’t flowing. To take a look at what some of these practices include, The Divining Wand asked its authors: Do you have any unusual writing rituals, secrets or superstitions that always work when all else fails? This week provides the final responses, including one from new TDW author Catherine McKenzie: ~Stacey Ballis…

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Dee DeTarsio and The Scent of Jade

Dee DeTarsio and The Scent of Jade

Without question Dee DeTarsio is a visual writer who has a gift for creating vivid images through her choice of words. In her guest post, she refers to her style of writing as Tell A Vision and Dee’s debut ebook novel, The Scent of Jade [Kindle Edition], showcases her talent in a romantic adventure tale. Inspired as well as motivated by her husband’s challenge to create women’s fiction that was truly adventurous, the author began with the “what if” scenario…

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Guest Dee DeTarsio on Tell A Vision

Guest Dee DeTarsio on Tell A Vision

[Dee DeTarsio (The Scent of Jade [Kindle Edition]), a television writer and formerly a news producer, grew up loving the visual home entertainment medium. In today’s guest post she explains how what she watches/sees on TV influences her novel storytelling.] Tell A Vision Though some in my family would place me on Team Eeyore, I believe in magic, happily-ever-after and the 7th sense: hope. My favorite TV shows used to be reruns of Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, up…

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Holiday Greetings!

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To: TDW Authors/Friends

Holiday Greetings!

[During this Season of giving and sharing, The Divining Wand’s readers would like to thank their authors/friends for this past year and wish them Holiday Greetings. The next few weeks will feature universal as well as personal nods to writers who share with us throughout the year. Happy Holidays!] Seasoned Greetings to Melissa Senate–author of The Love Goddess’ Cooking School! Dear Melissa, After devouring your delicious new novel, and inhaling each and every ingredient of your recipes, (that I’ll never…

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The Revealing of Dee DeTarsio

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After experiencing only tepid mainstream publishing success, Dee DeTarsio decided to publish two of her novels as ebooks on Amazon.com. And, since it first appeared for purchase online, The Scent of Jade [Kindle Edition] has enjoyed a fast-growing, international fan base. The novel is described in this one sentence: “Romancing The Stone” meets “Survivor” in this delightfully quirky novel from television producer and writer, Dee DeTarsio! 
 And has earned no less than five star customer reviews, such as the…

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