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Favorite Fictional Worlds, I

Favorite Fictional Worlds, I

When Eleanor Brown (The Weird Sisters) responded earlier this year with an alternative answer for her fictional BFF, it was simply too good (and intriguing) to pass up. And so, with a grateful nod to Eleanor, TDW asked its other authors: In what fictional world/neighborhood would you like to live? And why? This week the following writers replied: ~ Joëlle Anthony (Restoring Harmony YA): “I would definitely want to live in Deep Valley, Minnesota with Betsy and Tacy and the…

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Current and Coming Attractions

Current and Coming Attractions

Although The Divining Wand authors have been busy writing, publishing, and keeping TBR books piled high, it’s only natural to wonder what’s next for our favorite writers. And what follows is a tasty sampling to whet your reading appetite. * * * * * As of today, Thursday, September 16, 2010, Eileen Cook (Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? YA, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA, releasing in paperback September 21, 2010, The Education of Hailey Kendrick YA coming January 4,…

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How Authors Bid Their Characters Adieu

How Authors Bid Their Characters Adieu

Knowing that memorable characters linger in readers’ minds well beyond the last page of a novel, The Divining Wand wondered about the authors’ experience in letting them go. After creating and living through them for months, years….the question was asked: How do you say “goodbye?” Here are several responses: ~Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die YA): “I don’t think I do say good-bye to characters. Because they’re mine, I get to carry them around in my head and watch them…

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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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Blogs Favored by Our Authors

Blogs Favored by Our Authors

Enlightening or entertaining, what type of blogs would our authors favor on a daily basis? Of course it’s a bit of both and you might enjoy following along with: Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die YA): ~ Unclutterer – http://unclutterer.com/ ~ Post Secret – http://postsecret.blogspot.com/ ~ Sew, Mama, Sew! – http://www.sewmamasew.com/ ~ Sew at Sea, by my hilarious friend Laura – http://sewatsea.blogspot.com/ ~ Pub Rants – http://pubrants.blogspot.com/ Trish Ryan (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding…

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News From and About Our Authors

News From and About Our Authors

This rare Monday, without a book to present/review, is a perfect time to catch up on our authors and their recent (or upcoming) releases. Congratulations to Therese Walsh (The Last Will of Moira Leahy) Although this debut novel crossed over many genres, The Last Will of Moira Leahy has become a RITA finalist in RWA’s Best First Book category, 2010. While yours truly described it as an “adult fairy tale,” if Romance Writers wish to embrace “Moira” as romantic, so…

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Our Authors’ Best Writing Advice

Our Authors’ Best Writing Advice

Two months ago, several of our authors/friends shared words of wisdom that help guide them through the writing process. And, in today’s post, many more answer: What is the best advice about writing that you’ve received/read AND put to use? Katie Alender (Bad Girls Don’t Die YA): “It’s so hard to narrow it down to the individual pieces of advice, because I’ve absorbed all of them into the “stew” of my writing process. “Just do it” is a big one….

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Kristy Kiernan and Between Friends

Kristy Kiernan and Between Friends

From the book’s front cover: “A new star in contemporary women’s fiction.” __South Florida Sun-Sentinel After debuting in April, 2007 with the award winning novel, Catching Genius, Kristy Kiernan (Matters of Faith 2008) established herself as a voice for “Everywomen” facing daily life in a complicated world. Known for her gifted storytelling of timely issues, the author offers us her third novel, Between Friends, next Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Described as, A provocative new novel about birth, death, and the…

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Kristy Kiernan on Inconceivable Questions

Kristy Kiernan on Inconceivable Questions

Last month Publishers Weekly was the first to review Kristy Kiernan and her third novel, Between Friends coming April 6, 2010, and THE literary trade journal said: Kiernan (Catching Genius, Matters of Faith) again demonstrates her ability to portray true-to-life relationships between women. Ali Gutierrez is mother to 15-year-old Letty thanks to the egg donation of her best friend, Cora. Ali wants to have another child, but first has to convince her husband, Benny, and then Cora, to endure the…

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Our Authors’ Go-To Writing Books, II

Our Authors’ Go-To Writing Books, II

Yes there are more of our favorite authors’ writing books for your consideration and, though duplications become more numerous, there are also thoughtful additions 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…

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