1. Gina on August 2, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Looking forward to it Diane!
    Thank you!

  2. brenda on August 2, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I went to the site to check it out..>Will certainly go when it is time.
    Hope Margo liked MAMMA MIA-I have read a plethora of reviews…the women like it…the men hate it–so far. However, I am happy to see that others wondered how a 59 year old Meryl Streep could be the mother of a 20 year old…since at the time she became pregnant, her mother told her never to come home. Had she been 39, I can’t imagine her mother doing so. That was only one way the times did not work out…hippies having a 20 year old daughter…another thing, one of the women used “so” the way we do today-that did not happen if the setting of the movies is set in the 90’s…I told my friend that I was confused by all of that. What do you think Margo? On the other hand, I stand by my first opinion-I LOVED IT…despite the inaccuracies…

  3. Glen on August 4, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Diane! Hope the interview went well. I did not get a chance to listen in as we had our adopted stray to the vet today and he needed some “daddy” time when he got home.
    I have been talking up your “Neely’s Need to Read” at a dinner party last night. Zander (Mayor) and Sabrina was there as well as Steve Hargis (General of the Carolinas National Guard).
    Neely is such a popular name here as our friends are named Neely and then there are the Food Channel Neely’s. Sterling gets a big kick out of them.
    I did another Google search on “before the storm with diane” and now we dropped but the number of references went up from 322,000 to 355,000. WooHoo!
    See ya!

  4. Glen on August 4, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    BTW, I watched a NBC Evening News news piece Saturday night on the convention in San Francisco, and as the camera was scanning a bookshelf, your book was there with your name as the focus. I think the book was “The Bay at Midnight”. All I really caught was your name on the spine but it was the biggest name to jump out of the lens. You are getting some major coverage. Do I hear Oprah calling? Hold on a sec, let me get that…

  5. brenda on August 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    The CHAT was fantastic…As I told the ladies, I wish THE VIEW would call you, Diane…you are absolutely the best…I heard that Ophra doesn’t do modern authors for book club any more, but I did an email to suggest your book…

  6. Gina on August 4, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Diane, thanks so very much for stopping by the forum to chat with us. We really appreciate it so much. It was pure joy for me. Thank you.

  7. Diane Chamberlain on August 4, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Glen, that is a fun tidbit about one of my books making the NBC newscast! Thanks for letting me know. I hope the kitty is okay. And by the way, it’s the “Levy” Need to Read program, but Neely sounds just as good. Lol!
    Brenda and Gina, the chat was a lot of fun. My fingers were flying over the keyboard!

  8. Margo on August 5, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Diane, I wish I could have been involved with the chat but I was gone yesterday and evening. I have to tell everyone that MAMA MIA is FABULOUS! We absolutely loved it including my husband Gary!…loved it so much we’re taking mom to see it again this Sat (Gary’s suggestion by the way)…Brenda, there were other men in the theatre and they were singing right along. I spoke with my brother in Arizona and he loved it too. Diane, I really recommend it and hope you can pursuade John to go with you. (-:

  9. brenda on August 5, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Maybe it was the time of day that I went, Margo…Also the men who reviewed in online and in newspaper were not nice. 🙂 Margo, we so missed you on the chat (and Julie and all of you)…it was fantastic. I went on early (my first chat ever) to make sure I knew what I was doing…some were concerned about overwhelming Diane with so many of us-she sped through those questions from so many people-I have no idea how she did it…reminded me of my classroom when so many are asking questions at once…I would like to see Mama Mia again…might go back…

  10. Julie on August 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Just read the transcript of this chat. I just finished The Year of Fog, too, Diane. It was a pretty heavy book, but good. I was fascinated with the way she (Michelle Redmond) used the scientific study of memory tied in with the photography detail.

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