Tag Archives: Books

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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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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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!

THE E-BOOK VERSION OF THE EYES HAVE IT HAS ARRIVED! The story, set in Saratoga Springs, NY, is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a twist. Back of the Book: As her high school graduation nears, Olivia finds herself inexplicably drawn … Continue reading

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COMING EARLY FALL…

 THE EYES HAVE IT! Star-crossed lovers, 21st century style. “With her new novel, Dawn Lajeunesse proves she understands the human heart as well as any writer working today, and she knows how to make a reader’s heart thump hard—with anticipation, … Continue reading

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BOOK TALK CATCH-UP

A lot has happened since January, when I began posting topics related to my new project about Armenians: the genocide, mass migration by survivors, and the generations of Armenian Americans they produced. That project is a long way from done, … Continue reading

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THINGS LEARNED ON THE WAY TO A BOOK

My current project began with a plan to write a history of the Armenian Church where I spent much of my childhood and teen years. It’s evolved since its original conception and likely will evolve further as I continue my … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT

It seems like I’ve been working on this novel forever, but it’s actually been a little over a year. My happy news is the manuscript is completed and in the hands of the editor I use to help polish my … Continue reading

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