Two Weeks to Deadline

It may look like I’m  in my office, but I’m actually living in 1960 rural North Carolina (only with air conditioning). I’m working like mad, so excuse me if I’m quiet on the blog for a while. I’ll see you next time I visit 2012!



  1. Beth on July 18, 2012 at 1:25 am

    You’re almost to the finish line! I can’t wait to read your new book!

  2. Diane Chamberlain on July 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Thanks, Beth. I need to type faster!

  3. Amanda Patrick on July 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I can’t wait to read your new book either. I just love your work, and I hope that some day I will be half the writer you are in the business. I’m working like mad to edit what I have so far of my story.

  4. Marianne Bailey on July 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Oooooooh , when is it due to be published ?

  5. Wanda on July 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Looking forward to the new book. Enjoy the 1960s.

  6. Diane Chamberlain on July 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Good luck, Amanda. Revise revise revise!
    Marianne, August 2013. Seems so far away but I will have to have written a whole other book by then! Yikes.

  7. Fran Currier on July 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Looking forward to another of your books. Still reading and enjoying The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilks. I am basically a new fan and this is my second. Looking forward to reading The Good Father. Right now —–back to Cee Cee!!!

    • mamarobn on July 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes is my FAVORITE !!!
      I just finished The Good Father recently and loved it as well. Even find myself ” looking” for the characters in Diane Chamberlain’s books. : )

    • Pascalle Jacquelin on August 12, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Hi Fran,

      I’ll swap you, Cee Cee for The Good Father!!, which was superb

  8. Sue Lewis on July 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I anxiously await your new book! I have read and enjoyed each of your books and have just purchased the only one I hadn’t read from a used book store, Lovers and Strangers. That is next on my reading list. Love, love, love your books,Diane!

  9. Diane Chamberlain on July 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Welcome to my wonderful readership, Fran! Sue, hmm, just remember Lovers and Strangers was one of my two first “training books”. lol.

  10. Margo on July 19, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Love to see photos of you at work, Diane! Is your WIP still called ‘SAVING IVY HART’?
    P.S…love, love, love your hair (-:)

  11. Sue Lewis on July 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Diane, it doesn’t matter…I will still enjoy it, I’m sure!

  12. Diane Chamberlain on July 19, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Margo, it’s called that for now, but I feel sure it will change. I just haven’t been able to come up with a better title. I may have to open it up to you all for help, BUT it will be hard because I don’t want to reveal too much of the story yet. And it’s good to see you on the blog. We miss you when you’re not here!

  13. Margo on July 20, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Diane, I really love the title…hope it stays. I’ll definitely try to be better about commenting on your blog…its been a very hectic summer!…your website is the only one I comment on and will try to get back to posting more. Hope you’re having a terrific summer, altho if your weather is anything like ours, its been stifling…our average temps for the last 4 weeks average 100-104 with heat indexes around 110…can’t remember a summer quite like this…the high humidity and no rain makes it almost unbearable. I wonder if everyone is experiencing a summer like this?

  14. Anne Andrews on August 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I live a split life in very rural NC on Chowan River & in Hampton, VA where I teach English & Social Work/Human Services at a college. I am a native of NC growing up in Raleigh then traveled the world through the AF, Navy/Marines… Best trip: a month in Nicaragua studying peace & reconciliation. Kindle & Amazon have increased my reading. I found your book by just searching on a random list. I pick any book that interests me by author, location, plot, & of course price. Now I also write & have at least 4 projects in the process… Latest is on a small river community of year-round, vacationers, part-time owners. We are part of the yr round group except for my visits to VA.
    Will I finish any? Don’t know because I write for pleasure & enjoy reading what I write. My 1st publication was an editorial in 7th grade in the old Raleigh Times. Biggest was 1st place poetry with a money praise in college. Most are written from an inner voice of a muse which starts with a thought or sentence/phrase that just won’t go away.
    Thanks for letting me share.

    • Diane Chamberlain on August 4, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Anne, what an interesting life you’ve had/have! I’m glad you’re writing about some of it. Sounds therapeutic. Take care of that muse!

  15. Pascalle Jacquelin on August 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

    HI Diane

    I picked up one of your books, Brass ring about a week ago, and was hooked! Have since read The good father, and I find your stories fascinating. I can’t get enough!!

    I am a wannabee writer, but am afraid to start. I have a good eye for detail, and would like to get some pointers, if I may!! How do you discipline yourself? How do you find good storylines??


  16. Shanna Knowles on August 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Diane- I just started reading your books. I’m on my 5th one in 3 weeks! Cant put them down 🙂 Your work is amazing!

    • Diane Chamberlain on August 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you, Shanna!

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