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Jenny Gardiner and Slim to None

Jenny Gardiner and Slim to None

Novelist/memoirist Jenny Gardiner’s (Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, Winging It: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill Me) most recent book Slim to None [Kindle Edition] was epublished in April 2010, but the delicious news is that it’s now also in Paperback, available for everyone to enjoy. Although the cupcake on the book’s cover easily identifies the story as “food themed,” Jenny’s novel is as unique as are all the others in that category. How unique? Well…

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Guest Jenny Gardiner on e-publishing

Guest Jenny Gardiner on e-publishing

[Jenny Gardiner (Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, Winging It: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill Me) has recently turned to e-publishing with Slim to None. In today’s guest post the author explains why e-publishing, and why now?] Shortly after I received my Kindle e-reader for my birthday last December, I was reading in bed at midnight, not loving the book I had downloaded, but wanting to continue to read something. So with the magic of my…

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What Better Season for Turning These Pages

What Better Season for Turning These Pages

On March 4, 2010 The Divining Wand’s post presented, Our Authors’ Spring/Summer Book Releases. Now, at the July 4th mid-summer break, let’s review those books you may have missed and belong in your TBR tote bag. MARCH Presenting Debutante Sarah Pekkanen and The Opposite of Me Jenny Gardiner and Winging It APRIL Kristy Kiernan and Between Friends Holly LeCraw and The Swimming Pool Matthew Quick and SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR MAY Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Marcia’s Madness Meredith Cole and…

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The Facts and Factors of A Novel’s Word Count, I

The Facts and Factors of A Novel’s Word Count, I

A recent question posted on The Divining Wand’s Q & A page sounded simple enough and an overwhelming number of authors responded to answer: Here’s another question for your authors: What is the word count of most of their novels? I know that we here all sorts of estimates of what a novel should be, 70,000 to 100,000 words. But what is the actual count for the novels featured here, and do your authors think about word count as they’re…

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Jenny Gardiner and Winging It

Jenny Gardiner and Winging It

When Jenny Gardiner debuted with her novel, Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, she wrote a funny yet heartfelt story of being married and staying in love for the long haul. Now tomorrow — March 16, 2010 — with the release of her second book,Winging It: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill Me, the author proves how committed she is to long hauls in any relationship. In last week’s guest post, How Jenny Gardiner Copes with Parrot-hood,…

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Our Authors’ Go-To Writing Books, I

Our Authors’ Go-To Writing Books, I

When the following thoughtful question was posted on The Divining Wand’s Q & A page — rather than select a few authors to answer this query –, it was sent out to everyone. 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…

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How Jenny Gardiner Copes with Parrot-hood

How Jenny Gardiner Copes with Parrot-hood

[Next week Tuesday, March 16, 2010, Jenny Gardiner (Sleeping with Ward Cleaver) will watch her second book, Winging It: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Bird Determined to Kill Me land on bookstore shelves. It’s the tale of parrot-hood and, in this guest blog, the author introduces us to her feathered charge.] My parrot wants me dead. She hates me. Proof is the triangular chunk of flesh now missing from both the front and back of my thumb, testament…

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Our Authors’ Spring/Summer Book Releases

Our Authors’ Spring/Summer Book Releases

Have you heard, new books are coming? That’s been my refrain throughout the winter but it’s only the truth. And the new releases begin appearing next Tuesday when Sarah Pekkanen (hmm, ever heard of her?) debuts with The Opposite of Me. Rather than tell of all the others, let me show you what will soon be in bookstores as well as here on The Divining Wand. March 9, 2010: Sarah Pekkanen debuts with The Opposite of Me March 16, 2010:…

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The Revealing of Jenny Gardiner

The Revealing of Jenny Gardiner

Two years ago Jenny Gardiner debuted with the wickedly funny Sleeping with Ward Cleaver a “romantic” novel for those married awhile and, on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, she returns with her second book, Winging It: Twenty Years of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Determined to Kill Me. Described as, “A hilarious and poignant cautionary tale about two very different types of creatures, thrown together by fate, who learn to make the best of a challenging situation — feather by feather,”…

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Words from and about Our Authors

Words from and about Our Authors

There’s news that you need to know, can use, and look forward to, regarding the following Authors: Alert! If you haven’t heard yet, Carleen Brice (Orange Mint and Honey, Children of the Waters) has announced, “The universe heard your cries of not wanting to miss the Super Bowl. ‘”Sins of the Mother”‘ will now air on Sunday, February 21st.” Remember that’s on the LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK! ***** January Magazine, December 31, 2009, listed Best Books of Fiction: 2009 and among…

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