From Publishers' Lunch

Thanks to those of you who sent me the following item from Publishers’ Lunch–the daily online subscription “newsletter” that carries the latest deals made with publishers, among other news of  interest to the professional book community. The title will almost certainly change, but it’s nice to see it in print for now.
“Author of THE SECRET LIFE OF CEECEE WILKES Diane Chamberlain’s THE SEA TENDER, about a mentally disabled boy who unexpectedly saves local teens from a fire, capturing media attention as an unlikely hero, only to be later accused of the arson itself, to Miranda Stecyk at Mira, for two books, by Susan Ginsburg at Writers House.”


  1. Brenda on March 14, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    There’s the answer. The title is now in print. So the publisher can title the book whatever they want, we don’t care. We are going to read THE SEA TENDER 🙂
    I feel for you Diane…I have given up on the one short story, made the other longer and thanking the Lord, I have an “A” so far in that class. WE workshop the short stories on the 29th and finish the next week.
    I am also working on my Master’s project…and doing a project for the class on Jane Austen-one of my very favorite authors. The title of Pride and Prejudice was FIRST IMPRESSIONS—it was later changed. (I probably have already told you this.)
    Keep writing and we will think of you.
    P.S. No word on graduation…still waiting

  2. Brenda on March 14, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Update on my Y membership.
    My husband is doing great.
    I love going after school to use the machines. Have worked up to l0 minutes on rowing machine-discovered that the treadmill still kills me…do 30 minutes on the other machines…have gone from l0 pounds to about 30-50 on them…feel better-more energy.
    MY YOGA class-can only stand that once a week–too hard on my wrists and joints-and it is not at all relaxing for me-sorry about that. Down Dog kills me.
    I will continue as friend, her daughters, and granddaughters have gone for 3 years, and they want me there–until summer. We stay after for STEPS and I do okay with that…But 2 hours of intense exercise a lot for me at once. I leave early from the second class. It is fun and easier to do…
    We’ll see what we do next fall. As far as pain–the arthritis is somewhat better as my joints are not as tight. Mentally, I feel better after I have gone to workout (not the Yoga and Steps night-those nights I pray that God will get me to the car!!!!!!). Just an update…

  3. Diane Chamberlain on March 14, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    I swear, Brenda, you have more hours in your day than I do! I just don’t know how you fit it all in.
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS vs PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Now there’s a case where the new title was an improvement over the old!

  4. Margo on March 15, 2007 at 9:11 am

    I don’t see how anything could improve THE SEA TENDER and that’s all I’m going to say on the subject. (-:

  5. Margo on March 15, 2007 at 9:20 am

    Wow Brenda! And I thought I had a rigorous exercise schedule! I workout first thing in the morning and that’s how my day begins.

  6. Brenda on March 15, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    I admire you-mornings…wow…I am on the way to school then.
    I agree with Margo on the title-no more to be said by me. 🙂

  7. Margo on March 16, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Brenda, when I say mornings I mean 4:00 A.M.! (on weekends I sleep in and workout Sat whenever I get up…Sun’s I give my body a rest)…

  8. Diane Chamberlain on March 16, 2007 at 10:21 am

    4 am??? That’s bedtime for me.

  9. Margo on March 16, 2007 at 10:30 am

    LOL Diane!

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