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New ebooks from TDW Authors

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Although so many print books are releasing this winter/spring season, The Divining Wand also has authors offering new selections for Kindle readers. Please consider the following that could be yours in a minute. * * * * * Dee DeTarsio (The Scent of Jade [Kindle Edition]) is at her best with a second novel, The Kitchen Shrink. From TV writer Dee DeTarsio, a new novel featuring the humor, vulnerability, honesty and flaws of a suburban heroine… If your life is…

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Go-to Writing Books, II

Go-to Writing Books, II

Before, during and after a work-in-progress, a published/debut author has likely read more than a few books on the art and craft of writing. Whether it’s for motivation or inspiration, favorites must exist to be read and reread whenever the need arises. With this thought in mind, The Divining Wand asked its authors: What books do you keep nearby or go back to as you’re working? And this week the following authors replied: ~Robin Antalek (The Summer We Fell Apart):…

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Love in Translation: Backstory and Song

Love in Translation: Backstory and Song

Next Monday, November 23rd Wendy Tokunaga’s second novel, Love in Translation, will be presented here and the following day it will be released to bookstores and online retailers. Although likely to be shelved with “chick lit” or women’s fiction, this book is filled with much more than categorizes either genre. Therefore, with the hope of providing fascinating and lovely glimpses of this coming attraction, The Divining Wand is delighted to welcome author Wendy Tokunaga as today’s guest blogger. ***** It’s…

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The Revealing of Wendy Tokunaga

The Revealing of Wendy Tokunaga

Wendy Tokunaga debuted two years ago with her highly praised novel, Midori By Moonlight. In this writing, the author told a tale based on her personal “experience in studying the Japanese language and culture; living, working and playing in Japan; and her cross-cultural marriage.” Yet her main theme and character focused on why some people feel the need to trade in their native culture for a new one. In less than two weeks the writer’s second novel, Love in Translation,…

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Our Authors’ Rearview Mirrors

Our Authors’ Rearview Mirrors

Art + Business = Writing Lessons Learned. Yes, once again, several of our authors responded to the question of: If you knew then, what you know now about writing as an art and business, what might you have done differently? And, as much as these storytellers love their art, most have discovered there’s more to success than creativity. Ad Hudler (Man of the House, All This Belongs to Me, House Husband): “I would not have signed away my audio rights….

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More Inspiration from Our Authors

More Inspiration from Our Authors

A few weeks ago The Divining Wand asked its authors: What does your Muse look like? Or what does s/he sound like? Or what does s/he feel like? Muse(less)? What inspires you to write? Here are more of their primarily Muse(less) replies: Therese Fowler (Souvenir, Reunion): “I love this question, because it reminds me that writers are so diverse in what motivates and inspires them. There is a romantic ideal that presumes we all have muses, but as you know,…

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Book Trailer, Giveaways, and an Honorary Chair

Book Trailer, Giveaways, and an Honorary Chair

Fall, it’s brimming with energy as are our authors — some of whom already have new ventures to share. Wendy Tokunaga (Midori by Moonlight) whose second novel, Love in Translation, will be released November 24, 2009, premieres the Book Trailer and notes Advance Praise for Love in Translation: “A delightful novel about love, identity, and what it means to be adrift in a strange land. This story of a search has an Alice in Wonderland vibe; when Celeste climbs down…

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Books That Made Our Authors, Authors, Part II

Books That Made Our Authors, Authors, Part II

Once again here’s an opportunity to discover what one book influenced our authors’ careers, allowing them to dream of writings their own book pages. Meredith Cole (Posed for Murder): “The book that most influenced my life and career as a writer? I really don’t know. I’ve always been a big reader and loved books. A book that was a huge influence on me as a kid was The Greengage Summer. Rumer Godden is an incredible storyteller. The book would be…

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You Could Be a Winner

You Could Be a Winner

With one week left before debuts and new releases start filling the bookstores – and these pages –, why not try to win a free book or a gift card? Below are four contests currently underway and, since three of them end on different days of this week, visit now and play your luck. As anticipated in last Thursday’s post, Allison Winn Scotch is holding a “What If?” contest, giving away a total of 5 copies of the trade paperback…

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“Moonlight” Becomes This Debut Author

“Moonlight” Becomes This Debut Author

Although Wendy Tokunaga’s novel, Midori By Moonlight, was published in September, 2007, readers are still discovering this debut author’s light-hearted touch of exploring why some people feel the need to trade in their native culture for a new one. Combining substance with delicious fun comes naturally for Wendy as she applies her extensive experience in studying the Japanese language and culture; living, working and playing in Japan; and, of course, the lessons learned from her cross-cultural marriage, And GoodReads has…

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