Author Archives: Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My newest novel, THE EYES HAVE IT, is available on Amazon in Kindle version. My other novels, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, also are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction. Come visit me at my website: www.dawnlajeunesse.com.

ARMENIAN HISTORY AND FOOD

I don’t usually do book reviews on this site. However, in my research for my eventual historical fiction about Armenians and their immigration to America during and following the 1915 genocide in Turkey, I came across a marvelous book that … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN FAIRYTALES

Shnor-ha-vor (soorp) dzu-noont!  Merry Christmas! During a visit with one of the Armenian women who was kind enough to let me interview her for my historical fiction, she shared a delightful find with me (actually, a few delightful finds, but … Continue reading

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HOW LONG IS TOO LONG FOR HISTORICAL FICTION?

This stained glass window photo is from the church I attended as a child and remained a member until it closed in 2011. Revisiting the church a little over a year ago started me on this journey–to write about the … Continue reading

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ARMENIA 100+ YEARS AGO

PA-REV-NER! GREETINGS! It’s a literary gift of gold! Thanks to my friend Roger, I learned of this resource for understanding life in Armenia prior to the 1915 genocide. I have only just begun my study of what it offers. The … Continue reading

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NETGALLEY FEATURES THE EYES HAVE IT!

I’m thrilled to announce that my novel, THE EYES HAVE IT,  is a themed-week feature book in the Romance category on NetGalley from 11/11/19-11/17/19! If you are unfamiliar with NetGalley, it is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT: WEEK 4 ON MARKET

Today marks four weeks since the release of The Eyes Have It!  It has been an eventful month, contacting local bookstores and libraries, running book giveaway contests and soliciting reviews, following up on promotional leads from the publisher, etc. Feedback has … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING OUR ARMENIAN HERITAGE

Pa-ree lo’o ees! Good Morning! Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with my extended Armenian family in the Boston area. My local cousin, my sister and her spouse, and I joined with cousins for an Essegian/Mahakian reunion … Continue reading

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WRITING THIS AND THAT

What a whirlwind week this has been! I can’t remember when I’ve been more enthusiastic about writing done and writing planned! In the first six days post release, the copies have flown off my shelf and out of Amazon and … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT Giveaway Ends Soon!

Get in it to win it!    Drawing is next Thursday! Don’t miss out! Leave a comment “I want to win a copy.” Or go to my Facebook Page and comment “I want to win a copy.”

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WIN A COPY OF THE EYES HAVE IT!

Celebrating the official release of The Eyes Have It, we are announcing a drawing to win a copy of the new romantic thriller! Check out the press release: Young Love Takes Center Stage in Latest Novel by Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse … Continue reading

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