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Month: May 2011

Favorite Fictional Worlds, II

Favorite Fictional Worlds, II

Once again thanks to Eleanor Brown (The Weird Sisters) who responded earlier this year with an alternative answer for her fictional BFF. Since Eleanor’s “twist” was simply too good (and intriguing) to pass up, TDW asked its other authors her question: In what fictional world/neighborhood would you like to live? And why? This week the following writers replied: ~Robin Antalek (The Summer We Fell Apart): “I would love to inhabit the very distinct world of the Manning clan and all…

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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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Guest Julianna Baggott on The Physics of Writing

Guest Julianna Baggott on The Physics of Writing

[There are authors who describe writing as an art while still others define it as a skill, but could writing also be considered a science? In today’s guest post, essayist/poet and novelist of her seventeenth book — The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted — Julianna Baggott makes a case for scientific application to writing.] The Physics of Writing Scientists get all of the best laws and theories – motion, gravity, thermodynamics, evolution, relativity. What about writers, huh? How about a…

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Laura Dave and The First Husband

Laura Dave and The First Husband

With witty, wise, storytelling regarding the complexities of modern love — complemented by her elegantly honest prose –, Laura Dave (The Divorce Party, London Is the Best City in America) offfers readers her third novel, The First Husband, available Thursday, May 12, 2011. How good is it really? In its May 2011 issue, Marie Claire designated The First Husband as a “NEED TO READ” decadent novel noting: “What distinguishes Dave from her peers are her keen observations about the difficulty…

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Favorite Fictional Worlds, I

Favorite Fictional Worlds, I

When Eleanor Brown (The Weird Sisters) responded earlier this year with an alternative answer for her fictional BFF, it was simply too good (and intriguing) to pass up. And so, with a grateful nod to Eleanor, TDW asked its other authors: In what fictional world/neighborhood would you like to live? And why? This week the following writers replied: ~ Joëlle Anthony (Restoring Harmony YA): “I would definitely want to live in Deep Valley, Minnesota with Betsy and Tacy and the…

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The Revealing of Julianna Baggott

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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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Guest Laura Dave on REBOOTED:
How My Worst Writing Moment Became My Best

Guest Laura Dave on REBOOTED:
How My Worst Writing Moment Became My Best

[A published author is of often defined as a writer who never gave up. In today’s guest post, Laura Dave (The Divorce Party, London Is the Best City in America, and The First Husband coming May 12, 2011) shares an experience that tested and challenged her “author dream.”] REBOOTED: How My Worst Writing Moment Became My Best Right before my twenty-sixth birthday, I moved to New York City. I’d been living in small towns, for the last several years, working…

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Therese Fowler and Exposure

Therese Fowler and Exposure

As easily as Therese Fowler (Souvenir, Reunion) accepts the fact that her third novel, Exposure — in bookstores tomorrow, May 3, 2011 –, was meant to be, she also shrugs off early reviews that describe her writing as brave. Every fictional story begins with an idea of truth and, while the author’s truth came from her son’s arrest for what the media dubbed a sexting crime, Exposure is entirely fictional. However Therese is a Mother, sociologist, and novelist who knows…

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