Before the Storm, Down Under

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The contest continues! Win a vacation on Topsail Island and help me celebrate my 20 years as an author by clicking here to learn more. You may enter once a day.  

I received my copies of the Australian edition of Before the Storm today. I guess the book is being released there right now, or will be very soon. I’ve been getting the loveliest covers lately, haven’t I? I have to admit, I’m glad they kept the title! It will make my life a little less confusing, not to mention much less confusing for my poor readers who are still traipsing all over trying to find The Lost Daughter and A Beautiful Lie, not realizing that they’ve already read the story under the title The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes.

I am getting so psyched about the Topsail Island contest! The entries are piling up and I can’t wait until I can call the grand prize winner on the phone to give her (or him) the great news. (Yes, I plan to make that call myself!). Only one more week to enter, so if you haven’t done so already, beg, borrow or steal (only joking!) a copy of Before the Storm, answer the questions on the entry form, and get ready to hear my voice when you answer the phone.

Secrets She Left Behind is now available for pre-order! I can’t wait to be able to say “It’s in stores.” Very soon. So many exciting things going on!


  1. Ann on May 4, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    That is a beautiful cover! I have already ordered my copy of Secrets and will be so glad to get it.
    I am on Topsail Island this week and wish I had the new book to read while here but it will be delivered soon after I get back home. Would love to hear your voice on my phone!

  2. Margo on May 5, 2009 at 9:55 am

    This Australian cover is GORGEOUS!
    Ann, you’re SO lucky to be able to visit Topsail Island as often as you do. Just think, someone out there is going to be the lucky winner of the contest and be able to visit Topsail and see where BEFORE THE STORM took place…more than that, the chance to meet Diane in person is so exciting…I’ll be thrilled for anyone who wins but I hope my phone is the one ringing the night Diane calls! (-O:

  3. Denise on May 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Love the cover!

  4. brenda on May 5, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Love the cover…waiting for my book…can’t wait…

  5. amy on May 5, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I’m so excited My mother brought me the book for easter I live in Australia and have been reading your books for the last 10 years mum got me onto them, from the Library! I have ordered a few off amazon and always look for your name in bookshops but have only every found 1 in australia, i went to San Fransico at the start of the year and picked one up there…. but its so nice to see your books in Australia… so more Aussie’s like me get to enjoy your book’s!

  6. Diane Chamberlain on May 5, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Ann, you are so lucky to be on TI (sorry about the weather though. . . )
    Amy, thank your mother for me! And thank YOU for being a faithful reader even when my books have been challenging to find in Australia. I’m so glad they’re becoming more available now.

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