For the Newbies

For those of you new to my blog, here are some definitions that might help:
The Opium Den: this is Starbucks, where I write most mornings. I used to write there in the evenings as well until I realized I was consuming about 1000 calories of baked goods a day on top of buckets of caffeine.
The Outer Banks: Barrier Islands on the coast of North Carolina, where a bunch of my books have been set.

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The boys: this refers to my Shelties, Jet and Keeper. They’re two and three. Jet’s energetic and outgoing; Keeper is shy and laid back. One has a bedunder my computer desk, the other under my rolltop desk.
john pp beach.jpgMy soulmate, significant other, boyfriend: John, a commercial and art photographer with whom I share my life. He’s my muse and brainstorming partner. He has a studio downstairs and I write upstairs (when I’m not at the Opium Den).
The Dragon: Voice Recognition Software, which I both love and loathe.
The Girls: This refers to my three stepdaughters, who are, in reality, women. And pretty terrific women at that.

nj.jpg NJ: the cutest little grandson ever born.

Stories: What I love to write. If you haven’t read any of my books yet, please give one a try . . . and be sure to let me know what you think.


  1. adrienne powers on July 6, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Diane,
    Read your books….I can hardly wait for your books to hit the book store. what I love the most…when you stories take place on or around the outer banks…my most favorite place in the world. I love my mountains here in North Carolina but long for the calm of the sea..
    With great hopes that a new novel is in the wings of your of your mind just waiting to come out.
    Kindest Reagrds,

  2. Diane Chamberlain on July 6, 2006 at 11:47 pm

    Hi Adrienne,
    I’ll make an announcement next week (I hope) about what is in the “wings of my mind.” lol!
    so glad you enjoy my books,

  3. Margo on July 7, 2006 at 10:10 am

    Diane…I’m very proud to say I’ve read ALL your books and most of them at least
    twice…KEEPER OF THE LIGHT is not only my favorite of yours but my very, very
    favorite novel of any author, and I’ve read it 3 times…every so often I need to
    pull it down from my shelf and read it again so I can be swept away with the most
    beautifully written words I’ve ever read…this haunting and passionate novel is a
    classic…now I’m waiting to hear about your next novel…please tell soon!!

  4. Diane Chamberlain on July 7, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you, Margo. KEEPER OF THE LIGHT seems to be many people’s favorite. I often hear that it was the first of my books that a reader discovered and then she (or he) was hooked. That’s why I wanted to create a trilogy from it. There were so many threads left to explore in it, and I always felt that sister and brother Lacey and Clay needed their own story.

  5. Judie on July 8, 2006 at 4:37 pm

    I am a voracious reader, so I can’t imagine how I’ve overlooked reading one of your
    books. Every so often I’ve considered writing the author telling them how much I
    loved their book (or didn’t, as the case may be) but haven’t. However, I just finished
    Fire & Rain a feel compelled to tell you how absorbed I became with Chris and
    Carmen, Mia and Jeff and how much I wanted it to end happily. It exceeded my expectations, but I wonder if you’re going to complete it with more books about
    them? Even though it was written 16 years ago, it is as timely today as it was then.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful mind with us. Needless to say, any Diane
    Chamberlain book will be high on my reading list from now on. Again, thank you,

  6. Diane Chamberlain on July 8, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    16 years ago! yikes.
    judie, thanks for letting me know you enjoyed FIRE AND RAIN and i’m very glad you stumbled across it. i hope you have a lot of reading pleasure ahead of you as you get caught up with my books.
    FIRE AND RAIN really did cry out for a sequel, didn’t it? more than other books i’ve written, i left things a bit up in the air. . . intentionally. right now, i’m so involved with other writing that i can’t even imagine revisiting those characters (i REALLY liked jeff–could you tell?) but i’d never say never.
    thanks again for letting me know you “discovered” me.

  7. Hartman Grantt on July 20, 2006 at 9:01 am

    Great site loved it alot, will come back and visit again.

  8. Diane Chamberlain on July 20, 2006 at 9:07 am

    Glad you love the site, Hartman. You’re always welcome.

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