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Month: September 2009

The Revealing of Therese Walsh

The Revealing of Therese Walsh

If Therese Walsh’s name sounds familiar to regular TDW’s visitors, it should. For Therese is the about-to-be debut author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy, due in bookstores and shipped from online retailers on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. A full presentation of the novel is scheduled to be presented here on Monday, October 12th and — though this Fairy Godmother would like nothing more that to tell you all about it now — first let’s get to know Therese….

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31 Hours by Masha Hamilton

31 Hours by Masha Hamilton

Masha Hamilton’s latest novel, 31 Hours, celebrates its official release date today, even though it’s been in bookstores since September 8th. Early praise has been sensational and you can read these critical raves on the author’s website Reviews page. However the following words say it all: “Gorgeous and complex…a very tense narrative, vividly imagined and eerily plausible.”__Publishers Weekly This is an author of three other novels — including The Camel Bookmobile which inspired two world literacy programs: the Camel Book…

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Jessica Barksdale Inclán’s The Beautiful Being

Jessica Barksdale Inclán’s The Beautiful Being

The description beneath Jessica Barksdale Inclán’s name on her Red Room Blog identifies the author’s writing as, “Some say heartfelt and honest, some say Harry Potter for adults with sex.” What a creatively versatile author who publishes contemporary novels, short stories, poetry, essays and now paranormal romances. Her latest offering, The Beautiful Being — the third and final book in the paranormal romance trilogy which includes, Intimate Beings and Being With Him — will be released tomorrow, September 29th, and…

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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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The Revealing of Tish Cohen

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The lovely, warm, and incredibly gifted Tish Cohen is the author of two adult novels — Town House, Inside Out Girl — and two middle grade novels — The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama, The One and Only Zoe Lama — which have garnered award nominations, along with film and TV series’ rights. Since we met in September 2006 at The Debutante Ball, Tish has become a respected and popular author…so why reveal her now? Simply put, on Tuesday,…

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From Soup to Sex to…

From Soup to Sex to…

expert literary advice, that’s what you’ll discover on three blogs by our authors, well beyond their pages. Debutante Joëlle Anthony (Restoring Harmony YA coming May 13, 2010) offers both a writing blog and a fun blog. In fact AnthonySundaySoup allows the writer to share her passion for cooking on a site that’s described by the following: Every Sunday afternoon we open our home to friends and family and sometimes even the occasional stranger who can prove they know us through…

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Maud Carol Markson’s Looking After Pigeon

Maud Carol Markson’s Looking After Pigeon

Almost two weeks ago The Divining Wand showcased The Revealing of Maud Carol Markson, an author who debuted twenty years ago with When We Get Home. And — although this literary fiction novel earned high praise, including Andre Dubus’s (the critically acclaimed author of numerous short story collections, recipient of a Guggenheim Grant, etc.) quote: “It may be the best story we have about marital love.” — it still took two decades for Maud’s second novel, Looking After Pigeon, to…

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What Kind of Book Are You?

What Kind of Book Are You?

Among the most popular posts appearing on my Seize a Daisy blog had to be those containing a Blogthings Quiz. These were quick, fun and revealing with the results willingly shared and compared but this Fairy Godmother never expected to discover one that was appropriate for The Divining Wand…until recently. For what could be more worthy of this site than “What Kind of Book Are You?” My results are both ironic (for some who claim not to know me) as…

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Let’s JUST BE NICE

Let’s JUST BE NICE

In choosing an author as I would a friend, I’ve “met” and made wonderfully caring writers/friends during the past three years. And Judy Merrill (Moticka) Larsen (All the Numbers) is certainly one of them. In fact, shortly after we met and a post of her debut novel appeared on my former blog, Judy was inspired to create her own blog, Not Afraid of the “F” Word. However you may have heard that inspiration struck again on Monday afternoon when Judy…

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Literary Visuals

Literary Visuals

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many pages would a Book Trailer be? Today is all about our author’s videos, so settle back and enjoy! Meg Waite Clayton’s The Wednesday Sisters is available in trade paperback. A national bestseller, this novel was a Target Bookmarked Club Pick for the Summer and a Borders Book Club Pick. Watch The Wednesday Sisters Book Trailer now. 31 Hours by Masha Hamilton uses the New York City subway as one of…

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