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Guest Jenny Nelson
On Food, Florence, and Inspiration

Guest Jenny Nelson
On Food, Florence, and Inspiration

[Ah sweet memories — particularly those deep, heartfelt ones that inspire authors to wrap a novel around them. In today’s guest post, Jenny Nelson describes how her first trip to Italy began a love affair and ultimately a setting for her debut novel, Georgia’s Kitchen.] On Food, Florence, and Inspiration The first time I went to Florence I was 20 years old and had just finished two semesters in Mardrid, where I majored in “mucha marcha,” the distinctly Madrileño art…

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Our Authors Journey, IV

Our Authors Journey, IV

Beginning with a late January post, The Divining Wand has revealed how its successful authors have traveled their personal road to publication. And now the remaining five answer the questions of how they handled rejection and what kept them going to reach their destination? Alicia Bessette (Simply from Scratch coming August 5, 2010): “Years passed between the day I really got serious about writing, and the day I signed a publishing contract. There is no general time-line for when you…

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