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The Revealing of Seré Prince Halverson

The Revealing of Seré Prince Halverson

According to debut novelist, Seré Prince Halverson: “I became a writer because I loved to write, and I was blessed with an utter lack of any other talent.” If true, what a gift the author’s one talent is as it shines through her recently released The Underside of Joy. A one sentence description of the book notes: Set against the backdrop of Redwood forests and shimmering vineyards, Seré Prince Halverson’s compelling debut tells the story of two women, bound by…

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The Revealing of Erika Liodice

The Revealing of Erika Liodice

Author Erika Liodice dreams, creates to succeed, and inspires others to do the same. With passion and determination, she became a debut novelist in late November, 2011 when her first novel Empty Arms was published as an ebook in Kindle and NOOK Book editions. And only last week Empty Arms was released in paperback. One might say that Erika’s arms now hold her dream come true. The story is based on a life built on secrets, half truths, evasion, and…

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The Revealing of Sarah McCoy

The Revealing of Sarah McCoy

Author Sarah McCoy (The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico) draws upon the unlikely connection between her past (Germany) and present (El Paso, Texas) residences to create the historical novel, The Baker’s Daughter available next Tuesday, January 24th. Here are a few selections of glowing praise for the book: “A beautiful, heart-breaking gem of a novel written just the way I like them, with the past coming back to haunt the present, endearing heroines and a sunny, hopeful ending. You’ll…

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The Further Revealing of Kristina Riggle

The Further Revealing of Kristina Riggle

On June 15, 2009 the presentation/review of Kristina Riggle‘s debut novel Real Life & Liars launched The Divining Wand and last summer she graced this site again with The Life You’ve Imagined. Now, with a critically acclaimed reputation and an ever-growing fanbase, this author/friend returns with her third book, Things We Didn’t Say available June 28, 2011. Described in one sentence, Things We Didn’t Say is: A story of a frayed blended family about to come undone completely when a…

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The Revealing of Elise Allen

The Revealing of Elise Allen

Having earned success as a busy, popular, collaborative writer, Elise Allen is preparing to launch her solo career as a novelist with her YA book, Populazzi coming August 1, 2011. But first Elise will savor her two Daytime Emmy Nominations for being a writer of Dinosaur Train — the PBS animated show. Then it will be all about her book, Populazzi, focusing on many an adolescent’s wishful thinking of: WHAT WOULD YOU DO if you had the chance to erase…

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The Revealing of Katie Alender

The Revealing of Katie Alender

When YA author Katie Alender debuted in April, 2009 with Bad Girls Don’t Die, it was considered a standalone novel. But its success had her publisher, Hyperion, thinking a three book series and the second book of that series — Bad Girls Don’t Die: From Bad to Cursed — releases on June 14, 2011, the third (yet untitled) will follow next summer. In a very brief description: The BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE series is a chilling lineup of horror novels…

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The Revealing of Camille Noe Pagán

The Revealing of Camille Noe Pagán

Journalist and former editor Camille Noe Pagan debuts as an author when The Art of Forgetting arrives in bookstores June 9, 2011. [However please note that from May 16th to June 1st, the author is donating $1 per pre-order of her novel to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides resources and support to service members, including those who’ve suffered brain injuries.] In this two sentence synopsis, the book is described as: A moving and insightful debut novel of great friendship…

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The Revealing of Meg Mitchell Moore

The Revealing of Meg Mitchell Moore

Journalist Meg Mitchell Moore turns her writing skills to fiction with The Arrivals, coming to bookstores and online retailers Wednesday, May 25, 2011. To briefly describe this debut novel, consider the intriguing question it poses: What happens when an empty nest fills up again? And, as a result, its received glorious early praise: “Moore finds a crisp narrative in the morass of an overpacked household, and she keeps the proceedings moving with an assurance and outlook reminiscent of Laurie Colwin,…

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The Revealing of Julianna Baggott

The Revealing of Julianna Baggott

Novelist, essayist, and poet Julianna Baggott — author of seventeen books — also writes under the pen names of Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. Her most recent novel, The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted, has been described as: An absorbing, beautifully written tale about life, death, love, food, and the magic of new possibilities. Both commercial and critical reviews agree: “Fans of Under the Tuscan Sun will adore this impossibly romantic read.”—People magazine “Unabashedly romantic and unafraid of melancholy, Asher’s…

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The Revealing of Laura Dave

The Revealing of Laura Dave

Laura Dave, highly acclaimed for her first two novels [with the most intriguing titles] — The Divorce Party and London Is the Best City in America –, offers readers her latest book, The First Husband in bookstores on May 12, 2011. In a one sentence synopsis, The First Husband is described as: A savvy, page-turning novel about a woman torn between her husband and the man she thought she’d marry. And the novel has garnered this early praise: “Dave presents…

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