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What If….Emily Winslow, Tish Cohen,
Eve Brown-Waite?

What If….Emily Winslow, Tish Cohen,
Eve Brown-Waite?

What a day — or more — for a daydream in the summer heat of July. In fact it feels like the perfect time to wonder “what if” The Divining Wand possessed magical powers and could grant authors, who create their own magic with “what if,” the following two questions: Based only on their writing, what author would you want to be? AND If given the opportunity to have written ONE book in your lifetime, what would that title be?…

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More Blogs Favored by Our Authors

More Blogs Favored by Our Authors

How about learning more of the enlightening, entertaining blogs that our authors favor on a daily basis? You might enjoy following along with: Alicia Bessette (Simply from Scratch coming August 5, 2010): ~ The Divining Wand – http://thediviningwand.com ~ The Debutante Ball! – http://www.thedebutanteball.com Eileen Cook (Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? YA and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA ): ~ LOL Cats – http://icanhascheezburger.com/ ~ LOL Dogs – http://ihasahotdog.com/ ~ I love food sites, this is one of my…

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite – Now in Paperback

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite – Now in Paperback

Feeling restless, adventuresome, yet vacation time is still months away? Eve Brown-Waite might be able to offer an easy chair alternative when her memoir First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How A Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and A Third World Adventure Changed My Life is released in its Trade Paperback edition tomorrow — Tuesday, April 13th. Imagine those exotic, Third- World countries you can visit, not risk danger or disease, and stay on budget! Seriously, though, this…

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The Revealing of Eve Brown-Waite

The Revealing of Eve Brown-Waite

Eve Brown-Waite had an “idea” that joining The Peace Corps might be exciting for a recent college graduate without a career goal in mind. She met the recruiter, fell hard for him, and thought her commitment to The Corps might bring forth a romantic commitment too. Yes it’s the girl meets boy theme that begins Eve’s memoir, First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How A Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and A Third World Adventure Changed My Life,…

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Our Authors’ Go-To Writing Books, III

Our Authors’ Go-To Writing Books, III

Today’s post presents the third and final additions in response to this question: I wondered, what do your authors read in the way of writing books? Do they have favorites they refer to again and again? Do they read the classics like, Bird by Bird, or Writing Down the Bones, or do they favor books on craft like, Save the Cat? Reading (and writing) minds want to know! Shana Mahaffey (Sounds Like Crazy): “The best investment I EVER made was…

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Happy Holidays from CJ Lyons, Holly LeCraw, Kristina Riggle, and Eve Brown-Waite

Happy Holidays from CJ Lyons, Holly LeCraw, Kristina Riggle, and Eve Brown-Waite

‘Tis the season for rejoicing in memorable music, books and movies as well as sharing with others in need, and that’s what our authors offer today. *********** CJ’s Favorite Holiday Entertainment I know many people will say It’s a Wonderful Life and I too, love that one. But my two favorite movies that I never miss over the holidays are The Bishop’s Wife (the original with Cary Grant and Loretta Young) and Scrooge! with Albert Finney. I love Scrooge! because…

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The Muse in the Mirror

The Muse in the Mirror

Throughout the fall The Divining Wand has asked its authors: What does your Muse look like? Or what does s/he sound like? Or what does s/he feel like? Muse(less)? What inspires you to write? While all the responses have been fascinating and varied, it’s now time to put the Muse to rest with these final thoughts. Melanie Benjamin (Alice I Have Been coming January 12, 2010): “Well, my muse for Alice I Have Been was the photograph of Alice Liddell…

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For Holiday Gift Giving: An Autographed Book

For Holiday Gift Giving: An Autographed Book

More than likely those visiting this site would agree that books are among the best holiday gifts with autographed ones being perfection! Autographed, is that possible without going to a book signing? Indeed it is and, with the holidays only more than a month away, this Fairy Godmother contacted authors who had had a new book released within the past six months to ask, “Do you autograph by mail?” So anyone searching for that unique, reasonably priced, perfect present, here…

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Our Authors’ 20/20 Hindsight

Our Authors’ 20/20 Hindsight

Knowledge, wisdom even savviness comes through learning and living life experiences, whether personal or professional. And, while we all go through this process, writers who become authors usually do so through the school of hard knocks. With this in mind, The Divining Wand asked its authors: If you knew then, what you know now about writing as an art and a business, what might you have done differently? Here are some of their responses and musings: Eve Brown-Waite (First Comes…

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Presenting Debutante Eve Brown-Waite and First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

Presenting Debutante Eve Brown-Waite and First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

[Note: It’s mid-week of the continuing celebration for The Debutante Class of 09 and it’s time to spotlight Eve Brown-Waite’s adventurous memoir which debuted in April.] From the cover of her memoir, Debutante Eve Brown-Waite’s “eye” peeks out from behind the jungle foliage of either a Latin American, Asian or African country, and one can only imagine what she has seen. Perhaps it’s something exotic, dangerous, or yet another test of daily survival during her years in the Peace Corps?…

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