Before and After Deadline. . .

Office shortly before deadline

Office shortly after deadline

‘Nuff said!

(Except for the fact that it’s only a few days ’til the midwife comes! She’s available for preorder now! And watch for the online booksigning, coming soon…)


  1. Carol R on April 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    You recovered quickly! At least your beautiful office did. I’m excited about the new release too. I’m having an argument with myself over print or kindle. I love print, but books are taking over my living space. I like kindle, but have yet to read a book on it that doesn’t have a glaring error that pulls me from the story for a few moments. Decisions, decisions. Do you get a vacation, or is a book tour in your immediate future?

  2. Diane Chamberlain on April 22, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    No break till June, Carol. I start a blog tour Monday and a real tour in NC on the 3rd. It’s all good. Let me know if you decide print or Ebook. Nice to have options!

  3. Margo on April 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    lol, Diane!…I’m not surprised about photo #1…how quickly it became photo #2 tho!
    It must feel so wonderful to have the book done, the room cleaned and now you’re ready for the beach…I know you’re taking work with you but hopefully you’ll have some down time and be able to completely unwind. As for me, I’m anxiously waiting for Tues when I can rush to the bookstore and buy my copy of MIDWIFE’S CONFESSION…I can hardly wait! (=O:

  4. chantal on April 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hi, Diane,

    Like Carol I don’t know if I’m gonna read it on my IPad or has a paper copy.
    But I just found out that the e-book gonna be available on may first only, so if I go with the paper copy I will be able to have it before. WOW that’s making a big difference no? I came frome Montreal, Quebec in Canada and the library in my neighborhood are mostly french, so I have to go in the center town, but this is definitely worth it. I really can’t wait to read it…

  5. Diane Chamberlain on April 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Chantal, you’re right. Both The Midwife’s Confession and Keeper of the Light will be available as ebooks on May 1st. I’m not sure why they don’t release the books in print and e-book at the same time, but they don’t! Thanks for making that extra effort to get the book.

  6. Joann on April 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Boy you clean up nice!

  7. Corri R on April 24, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Do you know when or if an audio format of the book will be released, either, CD or PC, e-reader audio? The option is not available on the pre-order screen. This is unless the audio is available with the Kindle version, yes or no? Cannot wait to experience the book! From someone whose eyes aren’t what they used to be 🙂 God Bless, Corri

  8. Margo on April 24, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Lol, Joann!
    Happy Easter everyone. (-O:

  9. Diane Chamberlain on April 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Hi Corri, Sorry to hear about your eyes. There is no audio version planned at this time, although Kindle allows you to listen to any book on audio with its mechanical voice. I don’t like listening that way, but I have friends who do it all the time and I’ve found it’s actually great when I want to continue reading on my Kindle, but am in the car. Hope it works for you. Hugs!

  10. Carol R on April 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Help! I’m still on the fence. Does it make any difference at all to the author if a book is bought in print or e-version?? I’ve tried researching this, but can’t come up with a definitive answer. It’s time to jump, but I’m not sure which way.

  11. Diane Chamberlain on April 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Carol, the truth is, I make quite a bit less money on an e-book than a print book, but don’t let that be your deciding factor. It’s more important to me (and the majority of authors, I’m sure) that our readers enjoy the reading experience, so I guess you’ll just have to decide which style of reading pleases you more. 🙂

    • Carol R on April 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      Ah, there is the deciding factor. Print is more satisfying while e-readers are more convenient. But with a new book the difference is price isn’t so much and I prefer my reading dollars go toward encouraging the creative talent to keep going. If I could just convince myself to part with any book once it’s in my possession there never would have been a thought about which way to go.

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