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News from and about Our Authors

News from and about Our Authors

It’s time to take a look at authors making news beyond their pages… Melanie Benjamin is very proud that Alice I Have Been was reviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” You can read and listen to that review here. Bravva, Melanie! Think of Mia King (Good Things, Sweet Life, Table Manners) and what comes to mind? Novels, Hawaii and FOOD?! It’s true that recently, when not writing, Mia’s been spending more and more time in her actual and virtual kitchen. You…

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Happy Holidays from Mia King and Eileen Cook

Happy Holidays from Mia King and Eileen Cook

‘Tis the season for delicious treats and love, both of which are shared by these authors’ Happy Holidays. *********** Mia Tempts the Chocolate Lovers Here’s my holiday recipe – perfect for a cookie exchange, late night snack in front of a crackling fire, or to accompany eggnog or a hot cup of cocoa as you curl up with your favorite novel … Chocolate Cherry Crackle Cookies From: GOOD THINGS (Berkley Books, February 2007) One of Deidre’s confections that won the…

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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 Writers’ Myths or Not

Our Writers’ Myths or Not

Writers, creative by nature, are well-known for comforting themselves on their lack of productivity (or success) by citing writing myths which include: *There’s No Such Thing as Writer’s Block *I Have to be in the Mood to Write *I Need the Perfect Space to Write *I Need the Perfect Tools to Write *I Have no Time to Write Wondering how true these were, The Divining Wand asked two of its established authors and two of its debut authors what one…

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And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are…

After three days of three posts presenting three new book releases, the time has come to announce the three winners. And they are: Jill who receives Mia King’s Table Manners Kristan who receives Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life Terri who receives Lara Zieln’s Donut Days Jill, Kristan, and Terri, please email me with your snail mail addresses at: diviningwand (at) gmail (dot) com Thank you all for playing and please continue to visit for one never knows which…

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Mia King and Table Manners

Mia King and Table Manners

Two and a half years ago Mia King debuted as a novelist with Good Things and immediately had fans wanting more of her heroine Deidre McIntosh’s story. Writing in a style that made Deidre’s life and environment oh so real, the author — after publication of her second novel Sweet Life — turned her attention back to Deidre, her friends and even Marla. Indeed she discovered there was much more story to tell and, better yet, this book (although a…

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News, Reviews and An Interview

News, Reviews and An Interview

There’s a bit of everything to report for the end of this week, beginning with Holly Kennedy (The Silver Compass, The Penny Tree and The Tin Box), offering some writing inspiration (or maybe just a break away from it all) to fellow authors. Where? Hawaii! For details, please visit Holly’s blog and read Hawaii bound for writing inspiration. Now those are authors who will be going far beyond their pages! Mia King has received this first “official review for Table…

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Mia King Preps for Table Manners

Mia King Preps for Table Manners

Did you know that author/friend Mia King and her debut novel, Good Things, hold the distinction of being my very first book presentation? Now two and a half years later, there’s only one month and three days left until her third novel (and sequel to Good Things), Table Manners is released on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. A highly anticipated novel, the book club rights for Table Manners have already been sold to Doubleday, Literary Guild, Rhapsody, and Book of the…

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Author and Book News

Author and Book News

The debut celebration of Real Life & Liars continues for Kristina Riggle as she’s learned that LIARS has been chosen as a “Breakout” novel featured in Target stores starting in August! And how would you like to hear Kristina on the (Internet) radio and possibly talk to her live? She’s scheduled to be interviewed tomorrow, Thursday June 18th, on “Romance Radio” powered by BlogTalk Radio. For further information, including how to call in, please check here. Katie Alender, yet another…

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