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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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Trish Ryan and A Maze of Grace

Trish Ryan and A Maze of Grace

Memoirist/Essayist Trish Ryan took readers along on her quest to find “Mr. Right” in her debut memoir, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Love, and Happily Ever After, and tomorrow — June 22, 2010 — she continues to share her life’s journey in A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances. The idea for chronicling the continuation of the author’s now five years of married life came at the insistence of a friend…

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Guest Trish Ryan on Your Life, Starring You!

Guest Trish Ryan on Your Life, Starring You!

[Trish Ryan (He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Love, and Happily Ever After), — like many recent featured authors — admits to having a messy but interesting life. Ever likable, vulnerable, and oh so human, Trish shares both the joys and blahs of her first five years of marriage in A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances to be released on June 22, 2010.] Your Life, Starring You! Thoughts on being the…

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The Revealing of Trish Ryan

The Revealing of Trish Ryan

Trish Ryan closed her debut memoir, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Love, and Happily Ever After, after exchanging wedding vows with “Mr. Right.” But rather than that being the end of her journey of self-discovery through the help of faith/beliefs, it was only the beginning as the authors recounts in A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second Chances to be released June 22, 2010. The popular Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness…

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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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More of Our Authors’ Journeys

More of Our Authors’ Journeys

In the past weeks — and those yet to come — The Divining Wand’s posts have been filled with success. New/debut book releases are fulfilled dreams for authors and rewarding enjoyment for readers yet, remember, “getting published” doesn’t just happen. The January 25, 2010 post, Our Authors’ Journeys, told how long it took before Kristy Kiernan, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Kristina Riggle, and Emily Winslow were published? And how they handled rejection, what kept them going as they kept writing? Today’s post…

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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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Our Authors’ True Love of the Writing Process, II

Our Authors’ True Love of the Writing Process, II

As promised here is a continuation of authors’ responses to the question of: What do you love most about the writing process? Alicia Bessette (Simply from Scratch coming August 5, 2010): “For the most part, my writing process is arduous. Often when I’m struggling to find the right words or simply the courage to keep on typing, I hear Matt typing away in the next room, or hear him lean back in his chair and sigh. I’m married to a…

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Our Authors Favorite Love Stories

Our Authors Favorite Love Stories

Although February celebrates Black History Month, Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, it also offers a quiet time in book releases. Now, of course new books are appearing on bookstore shelves, but the real flurry of spring/summer titles begins next month and almost overwhelms in April, May, June… To take advantage of this quiet, cozy, snowbound time as well as to extend the warmth of Valentine’s Day, what would be better than a good love story? Our authors agreed and have…

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Our Authors’ Best Advice

Our Authors’ Best Advice

While experience is often the ultimate teacher, there are usually words of wisdom that guide an author through the process of writing. What words might those be? This Fairy Godmother asked: What is the best advice about writing that you’ve received/read AND put to use? What follows are several of our authors’ responses: Alicia Bessette (Simply from Scratch coming in August 2010): “Write what you write, and don’t compare your writing to others’.” Judy Merrill Larsen (All the Numbers): “Wow,…

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