Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Danine Manette’s New Book, Messages for Joey, is Available.

ultimate Betrayal biggerAt the San Francisco Writers Conference, I had an opportunity to talk with Danine Manette, author, criminal investigator, lifestyle model, and media commentator.  I met her a few years ago after her first book, Ultimate Betrayal was published and she had discussed it on Oprah’s show. At that time, Manette said she needed inspiration for a second book.

Danine and Oprah




This year I asked her how her writing was coming along.  She showed me her newly released Messages for Joey, A few things I need you to know about.

Danine photo of her and new bookIt’s a touching coming of age guidebook and conversation starter. Inspired by the desire to make a reference book about life, friendship, money, love, and self for her daughter, the book presents an opportunity for other mothers to have conversations with their daughters about how to navigate through many of life’s challenges.  Manette believes empowerment is acquired through knowledge and awareness.  To hear it from Danine Manette click here.


To order her books click here .

Ultimate Betrayal is the complete guide to recognizing, uncovering, and dealing with a cheating partner. You will learn how to evaluate your mate’s history, note changes in his routine, and gather evidence of his extracurricular activities—from phone bills and ATM receipts to computer records and hair on the headrest. The author also provides guidelines for confronting your mate, evaluating his reaction, and finally, choosing your next step, whether separation or reconciliation.


Danine received her Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley, and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She has worked as a milieu therapist, a juvenile probation officer and currently works in the field of criminal investigations. As the married mother of three, Danine lives in California.

Danine is a lifestyle model and weekly media pundit for HLN’s Dr Drew On-Call Show. She has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today Show, and has been interviewed as an expert on the topic of infidelity and common-sense approaches to parenting, life and relationships for numerous other local, national and international media outlets. Additionally, Danine hosts several on-line forums and was the facilitator for an infidelity support group in San Francisco.

You can find more information on Danine Manette by visiting:


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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres and author of soon to be released Hada’s Fog




  1. ladywinfred says:

    Heavy lady. Thanks for the great introduction, Jules.

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