Booksigning in Topsail

diane and loriI had a long but fun day today. I drove three hours to Topsail Island for a signing, then three hours home. It was hard to be in one of my favorite places in the world and not be able to spend more time there, but I have too much to do here at home. It was worth every minute, though. Here I am with Quarter Moon Books owner Lori Fisher, who had a bunch of my new and older books in stock and a steady flow of customers for me to chat with. I love getting to meet the readers who’ve never heard of me before, and I really love all those readers who’ve read diane and amandaevery one of my books. At the right, I’m with one of Lori’s customers,  Amanda, who’s a teacher. I wanted a picture of her to give a shout out to teachers! Thanks for the work you do.

After a couple of hours of meeting and greeting, I was back in my car heading home.

On another note, I’m still waiting to hear my editor’s reaction to The Midwife’s Confession, but I have heard that she loves the new book proposal I sent her. I need to do some serious fleshing out of the story and had lots of time in the car today to think about it. She and I will chat about it Monday and then I’ll get down to serious business.

Right now, though, I need a nap.


  1. Denise on June 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    It looks like you had a great time, Diane. I bet you hated to leave! Lori sounds like the perfect bookstore owner!

  2. Ann on June 18, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Oh, Diane, I got so “bookstore homesick” when I saw the Quarter Moon Bookstore!! I love that place.
    I am sure you had a good time with your fans but what a lot of driving – I am sure it was worth it.

  3. Margo on June 18, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Someday when I come to Topsail Island my first stop will be Quarter Moon Books…and I hope at the same time I’ll be standing in line for an autograph and to meet my favorite author…(-O:

  4. brenda on June 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I have to go there too. In the meantime, Margo and I are both reading Pelican’s Watch-about Myrtle Beach area-one of my favorite in the world-we know that…however, my friends love Topsail…they are going again in July…I, like Margo, can’t wait to see that bookstore.

  5. Debbie hearne on June 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    One of these days, I will meet you…I just know it!!!

  6. brenda on June 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    We will meet you one day-hopefully-but in the meantime we know you through the Blog and the books-that makes me happy enough.

  7. Margo on June 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Brenda, I can’t wait for the day when we can meet Diane in person…it would be great for us to go to her booksigning at Quarter Moon Books!

  8. Margo on June 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Brenda, I meant to mention that I’m really enjoying the book we are currently reading, PELICAN WATCH…with all the storms hitting our area right now, its great to curl up and read.

  9. Diane Chamberlain on June 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Maybe next June when I return to Quarter Moon Books, I’ll finally get to meet some of you! QMB is more than a bookstore. Yummy drinks and cute stuff to buy. Love it!

  10. Margo on June 19, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Diane, I’d love to meet you in June of 2011…maybe thats a trip I could plan for…would have loved to go this year but we had so much expense with our remodeling this year…we are now done with that so I’ll try to work towards a trip to Topsail and Quarter Moon Books in 2011…I would love nothing more than to meet you and maybe Brenda and some of the others too! (-O:

  11. brenda on June 19, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Margo-I loved loved loved the book-thanks for letting me know about it-loved reading about my old-stomping grounds…and the shagging (S. C. dance)

  12. Margo on June 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Brenda, I’m loving PELICAN WATCH too!…really makes me want to visit the SC coast…so glad you told me what shagging was!

  13. Diane Chamberlain on June 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    LOL re shagging, Margo. All depends on where you live.

  14. Margo on June 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Diane…I really had never heard of it before…luckily, Brenda and I were both reading the same book PELICAN WATCH and she e-mailed me and told me what it was…she figured I wouldn’t know what the term ‘shagging’ meant and she was right!

  15. brenda on June 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Shagging-the S.Carolina dance…(although my students laugh when I say that…) I taught the dance to my dance club when I lived in the south-but I was never good at it-I was way too bouncy…

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