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Blog - Diane Chamberlain

How I Ended up in a Book with a Hunky Half-Naked Hot Guy on the Cover

the journey home frnt cvr media fileYou are right. This does not look like a typical Diane Chamberlain cover. So let me explain.

Sometime in the early 2000s as I was happily working on one of my novels, I got a call from my friend Mary Kilchenstein, aka author Mary Kirk. She was about to begin editing an anthology of short stories. At that time, I had never written a short story and thought it would be fun, so I asked if I could participate and she happily agreed. It had to be a romantic story, though, she added before hanging up.

Story Weekend: Trains

dreamstime_xs_46163455I planned the theme for this Story Weekend long before the devastating crash that occurred this week. My heart goes out to the folks who were affected. Hopefully you have a happier train story to share–in one hundred words or less!

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true

Story Weekend: Mom

dreamstime_xs_40298629In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend in the US, the theme for Story Weekend is Mom. Please share a story about your Mom or a woman who has made a difference in your life.

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true

Story Weekend: Childhood Memories

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-child-blows-dandelion-seeds-image2351361I bet that you have something from your childhood that you never will forget. I hope you’ll share on of your favorite childhood memories with us.

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true

Story Weekend: Long Distance Romance

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-valentines-dog-red-rose-his-mouth-taking-selfie-image41924426

Have you ever had a long distance romance? We’d love to hear your story!

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true

▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.

Story Weekend: Day Off

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-day-off-hand-man-wearing-suit-holding-text-image42401027Do you have a story from an unexpected day off? Snow day or sick day or ??? Tell us about it!

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true

▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.

Story Weekend: Lake

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-north-carolina-mountain-lake-dock-image30059227Do you have a lake story? Please share it with us!

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true

▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.

Story Weekend: Bicycle

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-red-bicycle-backdrop-old-door-image42210530What’s your favorite bicycle story? We’d love to hear about it!

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true

▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.

Story Weekend: Breakfast

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-breakfast-bed-hotel-room-image5223134What’s your breakfast story? (this picture’s making me hungry. . . )

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true

▪ Try to keep it under 100 words. Embrace the challenge! That’s about six or seven lines in the comment form. I want others to read your story, and most people tend to skip if it’s too long. I know how tough it is to “write tight” but I hope you’ll accept this as a challenge.

Story Weekend: Carousels

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-carousel-parisian-old-style-night-image45888785

The characters in my book Brass Ring reflect back on their memories of a carousel.  Do you have a story that includes a carousel or a ride at a fair?

If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve contributed. As always, there are a few “rules”:

▪ The story must be true