Wishes Granted Here! Meet Your Fairy Godmother

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I've met some incredibly inspiring bloggers who through their efforts are not only promoting their own causes or creativity but acting as a champion for others.

Allow me to introduce my friend and the most intriguingly private Larramie, who I first met through her blog Seize a Daisy, where she tirelessly works to promote the novels of debut authors. A month ago, Larramie decided to extend her talents as Fairy Godmother extra-ordinarier to the rest of us and created The Divining Wand, a blog whose concept comes from the simple wish to grant a heart's desire.

In the short time that The Divining Wand has been in operation, Larramie has:

  • helped an aspiring painter in Switzerland find new venues for her work
  • found the key to an exclusive online shopping community
  • hunted down a book publicist and outlined a crash course on what you need to promote your book
  • offered recommendations on children's literature
  • helped a freelance admissions coach discover the monetary value of her work
Since The Divining Wand is a new endeavor, and one whose magic I've witnessed first hand, I want you to help me spread the word. Read my interview with Larramie and if you have a wish you'd like granted, or you're just intrigued, stop by The Divining Wand or send Larramie an email with your own request. I promise you'll be amazed at the results!

Larramie, how long have you been blogging and what got you started?

Almost 2 1/2 years and 411 posts ago, I began blogging to share the fun in life. There's much to enjoy each day and I felt, if that message could be shown through my posts on the Internet, it might make a difference when readers went back to real life.

After the success of your other blog, Seize a Daisy and the terrific work you've done there to promote new authors, what was the impetus behind The Divining Wand?

First of all, promoting new authors has been MY fun and following their success is watching dreams come true. And, early on, I mentioned that growing up I always wanted to become a Fairy Godmother. When Therese Fowler, author of Souvenir, honored me with the title of "debut author's Fairy Godmother," it was a flattering catalyst. IF my presentations could help debut authors with their dreams, why not try to help any one's wish come true?

What qualifies you to be an Internet Fairy Godmother? Isn't it a daunting task?

Well it should be a daunting task, yet I've always believed almost anything is possible and "The Power of One" post http://thediviningwands.blogspot.com/2008/12/power-of-one.html -- which introduces the blog and its purpose -- explains all.

In addition my academic and professional background include two Masters and positions as a counselor/sociologist/researcher/writer. That combination promotes creativity and stirs up my mental magic. ;)

Are there any requests that are too big or too small for you to consider? Any topics off limits?

As far as too big or too small, I don't think there are because my role is to provide the TRUTH of each wish through solid suggestions. These are usually ideas or options that haven't been explored by the individual making the request and yet could hold that proverbial key. Also, think about Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. She waved her magic wand to create the opportunity for wish-fulfillment and that's basically what The Divining Wand is doing.

Are there topics off limits? I don't know yet.

Have you ever turned down a request or received one you couldn't answer?

No. There are two long-into-the-future Requests -- both long-shots too -- but I'll try to answer or grant them.

How long does it take to grant a request?

That depends on the on how involved it is, how much time I have and if there are other requests waiting to be answered.

What's you ultimate goal for The Divining Wand?

To have those who visit realize that even a small wish granted could change their life and there is hope in dreaming.

Okay, I'm hooked. If I want to make a request to The Divining Wand, how do I go about it?

Simply email: diviningwand (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Subject: Request

I do reply that a Request has been received and also notify when a wish will be granted.

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Vodka Mom said…
That was an incredible interview- and it sounds like an amazing adventure!!!
LarramieG said…
Suzanne, I am basically wordless. This is beautiful and you're brilliant! Even better, though, you are a true friend...a thousand thank yous!
Anonymous said…
What a great interview! Right now there is so much despair and hopelessness in the world that I know we could all definitely use a fairy godmother. Thanks for volunteering for the job, Larramie!
Anonymous said…
Fantastic interview! Wow! Thanks for that! Good luck with the 5k... an injury aside NEVER quit! You are an inspiration! I will be cheering you on!
Patti said…
greta interview....can't wait to read more!
Keetha said…
I've bookmarked both blogs - I'm so intrigued by her ideas. I truly believe the more you give, the more you get. Thanks for this post.
JCK said…
What a fun interview, and what a delightful blog idea! Thanks for sharing the fairy godmother with us
Barrie said…
I think Suzanne nailed it when she said you were "intriguing". You are that, Larramie, and more!
debra said…
Larramie truly understands that
giving is receiving, and that receiving is giving. Just. Like. That.
Thanks for a great interview.
What a fun interview. Thanks for visiting my blog, too. I see you have a WIP progress blog. I'm such an admirer of folks who put their work out there like you have. Bravo!
Anonymous said…
I hope you enjoyed the weekend!

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