All posts tagged: 2001

Would you time-travel if your child’s life depended on it? Diane Chamberlain tackles this & more in her breathless, dreamy THE DREAM DAUGHTER

By Leslie Lindsay  Can a book be both mind-bending and heartfelt? In Diane Chamberlain’s hands, it absolutely can. THE DREAM DAUGHTER is a dash of science-fiction meets a mother’s tenacity for love. Diane Chamberlain talks about how the timing of the book had to be ‘just right,’ how she’d probably never time-travel, and putting a memoir on the back-burner. But first, the accolades:  “A heady and breathless wonder of a read.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale Publisher’s Weekly says this about THE DREAM DAUGHTER:“Chamberlain expertly blends the time travel elements with the wonderful story of a mother’s love and the depths of sacrifice she makes for her child. This is a page turning crowd-pleaser. And Bookstalker Blog follows with this: “A unique story about time travel and how happy endings aren’t always destined to play out the way we planned. A unique twist as usually time travel novels are about love between a man and woman this instead is a mother and child love story. Wonderful.” Diane is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling …

Fiction Friday: Pregnant with Inspiration

By Leslie Lindsay Holy bonkers, Batman…it’s been awhile!  Between getting a 2nd grader and kindergartner prepared for back-to-school and breaking up all of their squabbles and bickerfests beforehand, I have been a regular decapitated fowl.  Nevermind, just trying to keep up with the house, the dog, and personal hygiene (oh, too much information, you say…).  So, I am now a happy writer-mama at home with a basset hound as a quiet–unless she’s snoring–companion.   (image retrieved from Amazon.com 8.24.12) I have plans.  I have big plans.  I just finished reading THE BREAK-OUT NOVEL (Maass, 2001) and I am thoroughly enthralled to crank out a break-out book.  If you are just now joining us, I have been working on a novel for about 2 years now.  I know that sounds awfully long, but after reading this book, I think I am right on target.  It takes a while to master the complex art form of the novel.  (In the meantime, I did manage to write and publish a non-fiction book on childhood apraxia of speech, so guess I …