Bay at Midnight in Paperback! (and how to get a signed copy)

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Yay, it’s finally out! I know my readers who wait for my books to come out in paperback have been waiting a loooong time for this one. It looks great in trade paperback size, and it includes an interview with me about the story. Of course, there are reader discussion group questions available on my website.
Here’s a bonus! I’ve signed copies of BAY at my local bookstore, Quail Ridge Books and Music, and you can get one through them by ordering online or by phone 800-672-6780.
The ISBN # is 0778323412  and the publisher is Mira Books.
I still miss those characters. 🙁


  1. Cheryl on August 30, 2006 at 9:04 pm

    Diane, I went to Barnes and Noble last night to buy it and they told me it wasn’t scheduled to be out until 9/1. She even said that she thought that was strange because books usually always come out on Tuesdays. I went across the street to Borders and they didn’t have it out yet either! I’ll try again this weekend.

  2. Diane on August 30, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    hi cheryl,
    that bookseller is technically correct–the pub date is 9/1/2006. however, most bookstores have already received their orders. it’s quite possible the books are in their storerooms as we speak. i REALLY appreciate the effort you’ve gone to, though, and i hope you can get it soon…and that you enjoy the story.

  3. Margo on August 31, 2006 at 8:33 am

    Diane and Cheryl, my friend Laura and I were at our favorite bookstore yesterday and they didn’t have it out either but I bet today it will be there…definitely get it for the long Labor Day weekend, Cheryl…you’ll love it!

  4. brenda on September 4, 2006 at 9:25 am

    If you want a book by Diane or Barbara Delinsky in my area-you have to hunt in the book store==Border’s…it is aggravating…because I want those the day they come out…sometimes, I will see them on the NEW rack at KMART, TARGET, or Kroger’s before the bookstore….and I jump on them…
    I am eager to read about Annie and Andy…don’t they just go together???
    Now-don’t anyone compare them to Rag Ann and Rag Andy…that won’t work…

  5. Diane on September 4, 2006 at 9:54 am

    It’s ALLIE and Andy, brenda. lol. i’ve written about one special Annie and that was in KEEPER OF THE LIGHT. I’ve retired that name.

  6. Margo on September 5, 2006 at 9:48 am

    There’s only 1 person I picture in my mind when I hear the name Annie and that is Annie from KEEPER OF THE LIGHT…she was very special and unique and I’m glad you’ve retired the name from anything in the future…her vision is the only one I want to see when it comes to the name Annie…I miss her…

  7. Diane Chamberlain on September 5, 2006 at 10:56 am

    I miss her, too, margo. Tho she was a little wacko. 🙂

  8. Margo on September 5, 2006 at 11:32 am

    I still loved her…

  9. Margo on September 5, 2006 at 11:46 am

    I loved Annie for all the good that was in her…I know she made mistakes in her life but she was also very giving…of all the times I’ve read this book I feel compassion for this troubled woman…

  10. Diane Chamberlain on September 5, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    I’m glad to hear that. I received an email from a “fan” recently who said she loved my books because they were iengrossing but she thought my characters were morally lacking. i responded that i thought they were human. i want them to make mistakes and learn from them. annie was truly a good-hearted woman who paid for her mistakes through her guilt. i think if she’d been allowed to live and grow old, she would have redeemed herself and become a wonderful old woman. 🙁 i’m so mean to my characters.

  11. Margo on September 5, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    I completely agree with you. That’s why I love your books so much because the characters ARE human and all human beings make mistakes. I wish she had lived because I would love to have seen her as an older lady with long white hair walking along the beach towards her studio, then creating her gorgeous stained glass pieces and remembering everything about her past. I wish there was a way to resurect her!

  12. brenda on September 5, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    Sorry about the ANNIE—good grief-senior moment. Allie and Andy]]
    As to your characters’ morals-my goodness…they are absolutely human…Your books are written well…much more so than many others out there…Annie was broken, and had she lived, there would not have been a story…it was taking us back that permitted us to know her so well. She seemed to be so perfect to everyone, but in actuality, she was just a human like we are.
    There was a song out several years ago by Annie Lennox about a person-like a bird with broken wings or something-but when I was going through the divorce, mother’s death, etc., I roller skated at a rink where that song played…and someone told me that I was that broken bird–trying to fly again…that is what ANNIE reminds me of…

  13. Diane Chamberlain on September 5, 2006 at 9:20 pm

    brenda, that broken bird image makes me all misty.

  14. brenda on September 7, 2006 at 5:48 pm

    Me too!!!
    Annie was a broken bird…no one to fix her…how sad. She will stay with me forever.

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