Miscellany: The Courage Tree Newsletter & The Mira UK Blog, etc.

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I wanted to pass along a couple of bits of information, so I’m combining them here.

First, what’s with the outfit? Well, I needed a picture to go with this blog post and this is my most recent. I attended a party over the weekend where everyone was supposed to wear something from their college days. I’ve been saving my old fringed leather vest and peace sign earrings for decades, waiting for just such an occasion! It was great fun.

Second, those of you who signed up on my mailing list should have received my latest e-newsletter featuring The Courage Tree today. If anyone missed it and would like to see it, here’s the online link. I wrote the text for the newsletter, but the lovely design was created by Tara Green, who is always a joy to work with.

Third, I blogged on my publisher’s (Mira Books) United Kingdom site today, writing about the inspiration behind The Lost Daughter (aka The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes.) If you’re interested, pop over there and take a look.

Fourth, my updated website is about to go live! I’ll keep you posted.

And finally, my BIG ’20-year-celebration’ contest is nearly ready to be unveiled. I’m so excited about it, and I’ll let you know the second it begins.



  1. Margo on April 1, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I received your e-newsletter yesterday Diane and it was beautifully done! THE COURAGE TREE was a wonderful book and I’m one of those who have the original hardbound with the cover you don’t like. I think it’s fantastic that some of your earlier books are being reprinted in Trade Paperback with gorgeous covers. I can hardly wait to see the reissue of SUMMER’S CHILD which was one of my favorites.
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR OUTFIT!!!! I saved my fringed
    Indian jacket from high school and am waiting for an occasion to wear it again too.

  2. Diane Chamberlain on April 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I do hope they give SUMMER’ SCHILD a great cover. We won’t know until 2010, though.
    Do hang onto that Indian jacket!

  3. Denise on April 1, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Loved the newsletter and dearly love that fancy vest. Lol I didn’t have a vest but did have a purse with fringe (and tiny beads). I didn’t save it, but I did hold onto my old ERA t-shirt.

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