All posts tagged: 2013

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 …

Write on, Wednesday: Establishing Writing Goals for 2013

By Leslie Lindsay Got an old manuscript shoved under your bed?   Dreams of writing for a big glossy?  Or finally putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and penning that novel you’ve always said you’d write.  Maybe you just want to write more than say…your grocery list.  Well, whatever your writing goals are in 2013, this post will surely help you start tackling them.  About 4 years ago when I reluctantly began blogging (who’ll read it, it’s kind of like tooting your own horn, etc.), I have grown considerably as a writer.  And the thing with writing is, it’s a cumulative process.  It doesn’t have to happen all at once.  Read that again.  You don’t have to start doing all of the writing you’ve ever wanted to do all at once.  Baby steps.  Start the blog.  Read Writer’s Digest religiously.  Sign up for a continuning education class.  Write something daily.  Start slow.  Build up to writing that novel.  I know, I know…I am not one to subscribe to the “take it slow” camp.  I …