It’s Been Divine!

It’s Been Divine!

To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun? __Katherine Graham

Although I only recently discovered the above quote, it expresses my life as a blogger for the past six years. What began as a desire to help get the word out about one debut author took on its own energy, gathering more authors/books every year. A bookcase — standing across the room — is a testament to the fact. The shelves are “jammed” with every writers’ work that has been presented first on Seize a Daisy and here on The Divining Wand. In addition to having fun, I learned, evolved, and hopefully shared the behind-the-scenes dedication/determination that create magic for all who love to read.

As much as I love to read, help, and share, I’m also creatively curious. This journey that began in 2006 has reached the inevitable fork in the road or, more appropriately, the question of “what if” I channeled my energy in another direction? It’s time to find out, time for me to move on.

It’s been a privilege and pleasure to have played the role of literary Fairy Godmother. And yes I will miss authors, friends, readers. However now I can return to being just a fan, someone looking for a fresh new read….someone ready to seize a bunch of daisies!

Thank you for your trust and believing, it’s been divine!

As ever —

15 thoughts on “It’s Been Divine!

  1. Aww does this means you will stop blogging about the authors and books ? Will miss your lovely posts and you Larramie and I am lucky to won few books from this blog.

  2. I only just discovered you. You’re done blogging? If so, I’ll miss you but thanks for all of your hard work that you put into this blog.

  3. Dear Larramie,
    My anti-spam word is “upward” to help wish you all good things in your new journey! Thank you for waving your wand in my direction. Thank you for sharing awesome books and amazing authors! Love, Dee

  4. Oh dearest Larramie,

    You’ll be so greatly missed in the literary blog community! I’m grateful, however, that you returned this year (2012) for one last spectacular burst of book love so that we could meet. I count you as one of the most genuine, lovely women on the book blog scene. I know your next adventure will take you to great heights of happiness and I hope we may remain friends always.

    Yours most truly,

  5. Larrramie! So sad to read this, but also I know that change can often be so good and empowering–and I bet you have something wonderful planned for your new creative venture. Best wishes to you, and please keep in tocuh! xo, Sarah Jio

  6. Oh Larramie, I can’t believe you’re really going. I missed you so much when you were ‘away’ and was so happy to see you return.

    As so often has happened in the past, my anti-spam word says it all – “wishes”. All my best wishes for you in whatever the future holds.

  7. Larramie!
    I saw this post and wanted to tell you how much you’ll be missed. You’ve been such an amazing advocate for books and writers, especially me. When I started promoting I COULDN’T LOVE YOU MORE, it had been ten years since my last book, and I was so nervous about being out in public, but your generosity and graciousness made the transition so much easier.

    Writers and readers everywhere have been so graced by your enthusiasm and hard work. I will miss you very much but know that our paths will cross again.
    Lots of love and best wishes,
    PS–please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything I can do for you.

  8. Thank you so much for all the wonderful interviews with authors, the books you’ve introduced me to – thank you for you time!

    I will miss visiting here but I wish you well. I’m intrigued by what you’ll be up to next – something wonderful, I just know it!

    Thanks again.

  9. Oh Larramie! You have done so much for so many of us. Thank you for taking a chance on me, and for all the support you have given. Book bloggers are an author’s best friend these days – all that time and devotion you give us without any compensation except gratitude. And you are the best of the best. Thank you thank you thank you. Whatever you are up to next is sure to be a huge success.

    With love,


  10. You’re the best, Larramie! It’s a total pleasure reading with you, and I look forward to continuing a mutual exploration over the coming months. Hugs to you, always ~~

  11. As one who benefited from your Fairy Godmother generosity, I am sad to see you go, but am happy you will be following your bliss. that takes great courage.

    My very best to you, friend.

  12. Larramie, Thank you for being a wonderful godmother to so many new authors. You are a wise and wonderful person and your fresh perspective will be sorely missed. Thank you for the tireless hours you gave to each of us, authors and readers alike.

    We miss you already.


  13. Larramie, I just want to echo what everyone here has already said! You are every reader and writer’s best dream — our best self — and it’s bittersweet to see you bring this blog to a close. But the sweet part of that comes from knowing that you’ve given so much to all of us, and now you can give more to yourself. Best wishes, and I hope we’ll still see you around the blogosphere from time to time!

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