Friday, September 04, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different...

Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition!

Book trailer for The Circle of Friends now available!!!! See below...

In the news this week...

As of Tuesday, September 1st, no more automated calls! CNN

Sony to offer wireless reader- Book Business Magazine

I left a comment on Lynnette’s site and it turned into quite a discussion! Chatterbox Chit Chat

Originally saw this at Acme Authors Link about a new site called Cell Stories- Publishers Weekly & Cell Stories

Carolyn Johnson-Howard reviews The Describer’s Dictionary- Marketing Tips For Authors

Points for public speaking- Jai Joshi’s Tulsi Tree

Most alien landscapes in the world – great photos! Unique Scoop


The book trailer for The Circle of Friends is done!!! Please check it out:


On a personal note...
My stepfather died Wednesday evening. He'd gone in for cancer surgery at the end of July, and everything looked good - and then anything that could go wrong went wrong. He fought for a very long time, but pneumonia was just too much for his body.
We will be flying back to Oregon toward the end of September, so I will be absent for a few days. Prayers for my mother, as she lost my father many years ago, and we lost my stepbrother last August to cancer and pneumonia as well.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your stepfather.

    The lack of automated calls is great news, though. And love your book trailer!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. My sincere condolences on the loss of a loved one. I know the pain. Trailor is wonderful!

    Marvin D Wilson

  3. Thank you Marvin & Elizabeth.

    And I am SO excited about the book trailer!

  4. Diane: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers...


  5. Diane, I'm so, so sorry about the death of your father-in-law. And so suddenly, too. My heart goes out to your family and to you.

    Straight From Hel

  6. I am so sorry for your loss Diane. It really is amazing and can just be shocking how quickly someone's health can change. Your family will definitely be in my prayers. Take care Diane.

  7. Diane,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your stepdad. Please accept my condolences to you and your family.
    The book trailer is absolutely fabulous. Enjoy!

  8. My condolences to you and your family.

    The trailer is terrific. Now I’m looking forward to checking out this week’s links.

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your stepfather, Diane. Tough stuff, I know. My condolences to you and your mother.

  10. Thank you everyone. I think we are still in a bit of shock.

    Glad everyone likes the trailer.

  11. MY condolences LDW, it's always hard to lose family, I don't believe the "step" lessens that.

  12. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your mother. Stay safe on your trip at the end of September.

    I enjoyed your trailer. I wish I had that talent. Keep up the great work!

  13. *hugs* and prayers and condolences to you and your mom on your loss. What a year for you.

    But yay! for the cool trailer. Loved it!

  14. Thank you for the support, everyone.

    And I can't claim that trailer! I couldn't make a book trailer to save my life...

  15. Diane, again my most sincere condolences on your loss. Wednesday was indeed a bad day, as you know, I am grieving also.

    The trailer is phenomenal. Just excellent. Once again you've proven your ability, in so many ways and via so many different mediums, to get people to WANT to read these books!

    I applaud your style, approach, expertise and diversity in reaching so many with a message: "Become part of The Circle of Friends! Experience the challenges of the characters and reap the benefits of the messages these stories tell!"


  16. I love your completely different Firdays but I especially love them when you include something from my blog or Web site. Thanke you, Miss Spunk.

    And yes, I'm with Tony. Condolences and love.

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  17. Thank you Crystal and Carolyn.

    And I'm so pleased with the response to the video!