No New Book in 2007 :(

I know I’ve already blogged about this, but from my email, it’s clear not everyone’s reading my blog! I just spent an hour responding to “when is your new book coming out” emails. I’m so touched that my readers know when my books usually come out and that’s they’re happily anticipating each release. 
However, due to my move and other, less predicatable events, I will not have a book published in 2007. To make up for it, though, I will have two books out in 2008. Right now, they’re scheduled for April 2008 and November 2008. If you keep reading the blog, you’ll find out where I am in my Work-in-Progress. (Right now I’m deep into the April book, tentatively titled THE SEA TENDER).
My apologies to those of you who are hungry for another Chamberlain! It means so much to me that you care, and I’m writing as fast as my fingers can fly.


  1. Ann on January 18, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    I will miss having a new book to take to the Outer Banks for our week in February but I have already decided that I will NOT be without a Diane Chamberlain book. I have gone to my bookcase and chosen “Summer’s Child” to take and read again. Looking forward to the 2008 books.
    Ann Rierson

  2. Diane Chamberlain on January 19, 2007 at 12:41 am

    I hope you enjoy reading SUMMER’S CHILD again, Ann. Do you know that was the only one of my books I wrote entirely using voice recognition software? it may not be noticeable to my readers, but i see a difference. less detail. using voice recognition is not fun but it least it kept me writing while my hands were bad.

  3. pattie on January 19, 2007 at 8:53 am

    hi Diane,
    Happy New Year! I just bought Dragon–I have arthritis in my hands, especially my right thumb. I was also recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, lovely condition. Not. Are you using Dragon at all?
    pattie in pa.

  4. Margo on January 19, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Ann, I’ve read SUMMER’S CHILD twice and will probably choose it again to read this summer while we wait for Diane’s 2008 books!…Diane, I don’t remember noticing any difference in writing with this book and remember lots of details from the story…I do remember feeling a real sense of place with the beach town and I loved your character Shelley who seemed like such an innocent free spirit. I miss having your Feb book this year but it’s so exciting to look forward to 2 books next year from you! And meantime, we can re-read your past ones while waiting for THE SEA TENDER (I love this title!)…(-:

  5. Diane Chamberlain on January 19, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Pattie, just for you, I’m rerunning my old blog entry on the Dragon. I hope it doesn’t discourage you! It should be the entry just before this one.

  6. brenda on January 20, 2007 at 9:56 am

    I feel for you Diane-I had arthritis (osteo) diagnosed in my 20’s…meds back then helped but now because of bleeding ulcer can only take Tylenol…also have Fibromyalgia…
    My laptop has helped me…I don’t do well on the other computers (at school), but the laptop does it. Will eventually go to voice rec. Have had to resort to typing letters, but still write notes to the granddaughters…not easy at times…
    Keep writing…
    I am in the midst of work, work, work…and stressing this weekend over comps.

  7. Diane Chamberlain on January 20, 2007 at 10:22 am

    I hope by the time you need voice recognition software, brenda, it’s improved markedly. I know what you mean about writing notes by hand. . . my handwriting’s gone downhill. Right now I’m trying to make out some notes i wrote on a draft just yesterday. I have no idea what i was trying to say!

  8. brenda on January 20, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    I think you would like reading (or rereading) Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice) or (Sense and Sensibility) Also an intriguing read AGE OF INNOCENCE by Wharton-would love to hear your opinion of that one…
    Also-my yearly favorite–LITTLE WOMEN…
    For your time on Nantucket-if you won’t have Diane-give Barbara Delinsky a try-she is my other all-time favorite…she and Diane write alike-sometimes…both great…
    I am excited for your trip this summer and to hear what you have to say about it.
    Last summer, I enjoyed my TEACHER workshop in LONDON, England, for the week, and my wonderful week at Disney World with daughter and family…this summer-visiting my children hopefully my husband and I will have a few days at Myrtle where I used to live and teach.
    Ironically, I have gone through the area several times where Diane lives…

  9. brenda on January 20, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Diane-While I was in S.C. (94-99, I lived in Florence-then moved to Bennettsville to teach (shopped and ate out in Fayetteville)…then moved to Lake City and taught there….I was not far from Holly Springs…
    When we are at Myrtle next time-vacation-maybe I can get away and get up to the new cultural center…are you speaking there again this year???
    I promise not to drag my books for you to sign…I just want to hear you speak.

  10. brenda on January 20, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    P. S. DId you move to the Raleigh area from Virginia this year? I could reread the blogs…I have a best best friend from high school in Elizabeth City, NC (we never have gotten there-I spend my time off visiting my kids). I also have a half-brother in E. City-we did not grow up together but correspond… I thought you were near Chapel Hill.
    I have friends in so many place and “best laid plans”…I never have time.
    My group from the Folger’s month (1996) we keep PLANNING TO MEET…my group from Shakespeare and COmpany group (summer 2002) we do the same…we are spread out over–and now the LONDON group-same thing…teachers who come together for a week or a month one summer to study–stay in touch by cards and email but never get together.
    That’s too busy…

  11. Diane Chamberlain on January 20, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    brenda, i moved from virginia to the raleigh area in august 05. hard to believe it was that long ago now! elizabeth city is just across the sound from the Outer Banks, so you must visit one day.
    I have no plans right now to speak again at the Holly Springs cultural center. My next public engagement is through the Cary (NC) library at the Page-Walker House in March. I’m looking forward to it.

  12. brenda on January 20, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    My friends keep wanting us to come, but to be honest, any extra time I have I go to see my son and my daughter and family…last summer was so hectic my husband hardly saw me-that and taking classes.
    I do plan to hear you speak. However, it will have to be in the summer.
    I have been to Cary, NC–it is hard for me to believe that you moved in 05…goodness…do you really like it there?????
    I loved South Carolina so much, however, my daughter was expecting the first of the three granddaughters in 99 and I needed to get closer (she’s in Indy)

  13. brenda on January 20, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    You are on the schedule Mar. 22 (our 7th wedding anniversary) I hope THIS year to get to Indy that weekend or the one before as Sophie will be 6…not sure which weekend they will celebrate. I do not get there for each birthday…we try to go to two of them each year…
    I envy the people getting to hear you…but that is a goal I have-a gift to myself-to meet you and hear you speak…it will happen…only because you are such a gifted writer…and have become an email comrade…

  14. Krysia on January 20, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    Can I make a suggestion for your next book?
    Put a warning label on it that reads:
    Warning! This book may cause many sleepless nights. Do not drive or operate any heavy machinery until you know how this book will affect your life.
    I started The secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes and before I knew it it was only a few hours before my alarm would go off for work. Ahh but it’s so good so far.

  15. Diane Chamberlain on January 20, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Krysia, you’re such a sweetie. Glad you’re enjoying CEECEE.

  16. brenda on January 21, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Krysia-I love that!!! It is true. When I start one of Diane’s books, I can’t stop. Isn’t that unusual?
    You put it so well.

  17. Krysia on January 21, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Well it’s been true with every book I’ve read so far. I’m the type of person that when I find an author I like I read all their books with the exception of 1 author because they are all sounding the same. I’m loving it so far and am going to read The Bay at Midnight when I am finished since I’ll now have a lot of time on my hands.

  18. Diane Chamberlain on January 21, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    how come you have a lot of time on your hands now, krysia?

  19. Krysia on January 22, 2007 at 12:12 am

    I broke off my engagement so I’ll have a lot of time to myself that he once filled. I’m not sad or upset, just glad I was finaly able to tell him how I felt and he felt the same way.

  20. Margo on January 22, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Brenda, I read Jane Austen in college and enjoyed those books at the time. As for Barbara Delinsky, I’ve read almost all her books too. I’m really looking forward to Nantucket this summer and plan on doing an ‘art journal’ of my trip…it now sounds like my friend and sister want to drive the 3 of us out there which I will really love. So much more to see when you drive than fly. I’m wondering if you can take a ferry over to the Island instead of a small plane? Krysia, you are SO right!…when I read Diane’s books I know I’ll be up half the nite with it…and when I finish her books, I literally go thru withdrawl…I miss the characters so much…sorry to hear of your breakup.

  21. Margo on January 22, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Brenda, Nantucket has always been a dream of mine, but so has meeting Diane so I’m hoping to possibly attend a booksigning of her’s in 2008 (when her 2 new novels come out)!!

  22. Diane Chamberlain on January 22, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Good for you, Krysia! It sounds like you’re taking care of yourself.

  23. Brenda on January 23, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Let’s try to meet D. at the same time—wow!!! Good for you Krysia…read lots—write more–keep a journal…might turn into something…glad that you realize when something might be better for you…what a great way to fill your time-reading…isn’t it sad that sometimes (in our lives) we permit OTHERS to take so much of our time that we can’t do those things we like????
    Margo-I don’t think you HAVE to fly to the island…I don’t remember…Seems to me there must be a ferry or how would people get there from Hyannis and Martha’s…????

  24. Margo on January 24, 2007 at 9:06 am

    That would be fantastic Brenda…I’d love meeting you at Diane’s booksigning next year…this is really something to look forward to! My husband Gary will be driving me along with our ‘Kramer’ and at the same time I want to visit the shoreline that Diane talks about so much in her books…

  25. norma manor on February 10, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I am so sorry you are not writing a book for february, I have been waiting since last year for the next one. Hope I live until 2008 as I am 77 yrs. old and thoroughly enjoy your books.

  26. Diane Chamberlain on February 11, 2007 at 12:12 am

    Oh, Norma, I hope you live way beyond 2008! Now I REALLY feel terrible about not having a book out in 2007. Thank you for being a faithful fan.

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