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What If….Kristina Riggle and Sarah Pekkanen?

What If….Kristina Riggle and Sarah Pekkanen?

What a day — or more — for a daydream in the summer heat of July. In fact it feels like the perfect time to wonder “what if” The Divining Wand possessed magical powers and could grant authors, who create their own magic with “what if,” the following two questions: Based only on their writing, what author would you want to be? AND If given the opportunity to have written ONE book in your lifetime, what would that title be?…

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Presenting Debutante Sarah Pekkanen and The Opposite of Me

Presenting Debutante Sarah Pekkanen and The Opposite of Me

From the book’s front cover: “Fresh and funny and satisfying. A terrific book about sisters that actually made me laugh out loud.” —JENNIFER WEINER #1 bestselling author of In Her Shoes and Best Friends Forever ***** When Sarah Pekkanen (The Debutante Ball Class of 2010) introduced herself in the September 1, 2009 post, So nice to meet you!, she told a bit of her own life backstory before ending with these thoughts: “I can’t tell you how honored I am…

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Sarah Pekkanen: In Her Own Words

Sarah Pekkanen: In Her Own Words

Debutante Sarah Pekkanen — of The Debutante Ball — becomes a novelist next Tuesday, Mach 9, 2010, with the launch of The Opposite of Me. To celebrate this first-time event, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner is offering a free, autographed copy of one of her books to anyone who pre-orders The Opposite of Me today – Wednesday, March 3! Please check Jen’s March 1, 2010 post for details (which are simple to follow). And Sarah has put…

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The Revealing of Sarah Pekkanen

The Revealing of Sarah Pekkanen

In less than two weeks Sarah Pekkanen will become a true Deb at The Debutante Ball when her first novel, The Opposite of Me, is released on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. There’s already great buzz about this thought-provoking story of twins and REDBOOK Magazine, which has picked it as a “Bookmark” selection for its March issue, writes: “With her smart, soulful novel, author Pekkanen explores the place where self and sisterhood intersect.” The Divining Wand’s full presentation/review of The Opposite…

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Praise, Interviews, and Peeks at 2010 Books

Praise, Interviews, and Peeks at 2010 Books

The upcoming year of 2010 promises an overwhelming number of excellent offerings by debut and many of our favorite authors. If you’re ready to begin anticipating, please take a look at the following: Sarah Pekkanen whose novel, The Opposite of Me, debuts March 9, 2010 received this early praise from NYT bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch (The Department of Lost and Found, Time of My Life and The One That I Want coming June 1, 2010): (the novel) “hits the…

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In the True Spirit of Halloween

In the True Spirit of Halloween

What comes to mind when you think of Halloween? Costumes, candy, cats that are black? Well here’s another “C” word — creativity — that applies in a most wondrous way. But first let’s return to the end of August when, on The Red Carpet of The Debutante Ball, The Divining Wand introduced you to Sarah Pekkanen whose novel, The Opposite of Me, debuts March 9, 2010. What wasn’t mentioned then, but will be now, is that Sarah honed her writing…

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On The Red Carpet with Debutante Sarah Pekkanen

On The Red Carpet with Debutante Sarah Pekkanen

In our second day on The Red Carpet with The Debutante Class of 2010 we have Tuesday’s (posting) Debutante Sarah Pekkanen (The Opposite of Me, March 2010). TDW: Welcome, Sarah. You look glorious. Please give the details of what you are wearing. Sarah: Thank you, but you’re too kind. Oh, no one can actually see me, can they? Good. In that case, I’m wearing a size-six sleek black dress and sky-high heels. No, let’s make it a size four. My…

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