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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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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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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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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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ARMENIAN FOOD FEST

Sometime in July, my cousin and I were visiting another family member who is dealing with some serious health issues. He expressed how much he used to love Armenian food, but all the family and friends who used to make … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT IS HERE!

OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE EYES HAVE IT IS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY: OCTOBER 2! http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Lajeunesse/e/B004KHLXWS http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Dawn-Lajeunesse I’ve shared the prologue and first chapter in previous posts. Now here’s a look at one of the many twists in the story line: … Continue reading

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ARMENIAN POLITICS AND RELIGION

Just when I thought I’d hit on a topic with no political overtones. . . . At dinner with my Armenian cousins a couple of months ago, my older cousin shared the story of his sister’s wedding which might not … Continue reading

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MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN: The Armenian Genocide

Site of the Armenian Heritage Monument, Troy, NY On this date, April 24, in 1915, 300 Armenian political leaders, educators, writers, clergy and dignitaries in Constantinople (Istanbul) were taken from their homes, briefly jailed and tortured, then hanged or shot. … Continue reading

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