Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, May 22, 2015

MY BIG SECRET! I Can't Believe It Myself! I'm An Author!!!!

Well, I am sorry to have kept you all 
IN THE DARK
for so long.

Just so you know- when I was
SICK THIS WINTER
I was NOT sitting around eating bon-bons
and watching old Columbo movies-
Well, I might have watched a few of those.

However, 
Before I could share this on my blog
I had to get all my ducks in a row~
before I made this announcement.
And WHAT IS IT?
Well,
I HAVE WRITTEN A BOOK!
A bonafide, honest-to-goodness 
PUBLISHED BOOK!
Ready?
TA-DAH!!!!
I did not even tell MyHero or my family
that I was doing this until I had a
PROOF COPY 
in hand.
They about fell over.
MyHero didn't fall over and die-
good thing because he has no life insurance.

Want to know what it's about?
Lucy was born and raised in Ridgebury, in the mountains of Pennsylvania; an area steeped in superstition. When Lucy was 6 she discovered she had the gift of “sight”-the ability to see the future of others but not her own. Her “sight” is somehow connected to the Deep Woods on the back of her farm and makes her an oddity to other children. When her father mysteriously disappears when Lucy is 9, she enters the Deep Woods looking for answers to questions she is too young to ask. As a young girl, she marries into a religious order and eventually moves to the Valley towns of Athens, Sayre and Waverly . As a young wife, she is terribly unhappy and her life takes many twists and turns- including one of forbidden love, betrayal and abandonment. Her quest for love takes her to Florida and the Midwest, but ultimately takes her home to the mountains to seek answers to age-old questions. It is a story that will touch your heart.

Yes-that is ME on the cover.
That is LUCY in the book.
There are a couple of you that knew
beforehand because I needed a bit of help 
along the way.
One friend has read it so she could 
promote it for me on her blog.
She had a less-than-perfect copy
because I only had a couple of proofs
and she got one.
My friend, Jettie Parrish, reviews books
for authors and she helped me navigate
the waters of publishing.
For that I am 
SO GRATEFUL.

Is it a GOOD book?
I dunno!
I THINK it is.
It is an "easy read"-much like
I write my blog.
I would call it a beach read-BUT-
there is no sex, violence, or bad language.
I don't want my grandkids to be embarrassed 
by it someday.
Although there is no sex 
there is fulfilling romance.

You can order it from Amazon for immediate delivery.
It is $14.95 plus shipping.
Click HERE for that link.

-OR-
You can order it from 
MY NEWLY SET UP 
for the same price but I will pay shipping
AND I will autograph it for you-
It may take from one to two weeks
for it to arrive.
I can only ship to the 48 states 
through Etsy.
If you want an autographed 
hard copy/soft cover
from me and live outside the 
48 states let me know and 
I will see if we can accomplish that
via the local post office.

It should also be available
on Kindle very shortly.
I think the cost there 
will be $4 and some change.

edited to add:
Just got the notification from Kindle
Click HERE to purchase as an ebook.
It is $4.29

Whether or not I sell a single copy, 
I wanted to do this for my grandchildren.
Someday they can say their 
grandmother had a book published.

It is an oversized paperback and is
420 pages long with book club questions
at the end.

So---there you have it---
Now you know!
No more secrets here.....
Or are there?

That is one reason for the new picture in my profile.
My son insisted....the brat....
I looked younger in the "old" picture.
And so-
There you have it!!!
Can you believe it?
I still can't!
your photo name

130 comments:

  1. This is wonderful, Diana!!! Add me to the pile of people who are very, very proud of you! (I like your new profile photo, too.)

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  2. Congratulations! This is very exciting news. You have so much to be proud of. When I have a moment, I will go visit your etsy shop. I definitely want an autographed copy. I can't wait to enjoy your book at the lake this summer!

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  3. Diana, congratulations, dear friend! Oh my heavens, I'm so proud of you! This is just wonderful news, you sneaky lady!!! Will be, of course wanting to buy a signed copy!! Hugs to you and I know your book will be a best seller!
    Nancy

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  4. Congratulations, Diana! What a surprise. Sounds like a good read. I love the photos of you.

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  5. Oh my goodness!!!! This is so exciting! You have just fulfilled my dream! So I will live vicariously through you! What a lot of work that must have been to complete a book and then find a publisher. You should be very proud (and your grandchildren will be too!)

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  6. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! Is this fiction based on fact or non-fiction? I am proud of you and can't believe that you were able to keep it a secret. It's official: I think you're amazing!

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  7. Wow, I am sooo impressed! Good for you.

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  8. Diana, you are full of surprises! This is such exciting news! I'm so proud of you and happy for you! Congratulations! I have to check this out!

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  9. Congrats, Diana. You know I'm going to be ordering a copy today. Probably on the Kindle since I am trying to downsize my book collection. I am so proud to know you. I will add you to my list of friends who are published! This is so exciting!!!!

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  10. that is the best news, so exciting!! I can't wait to read it!

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  11. Oh, Diana, I'm so proud of you! Sounds like a great book and I do like a bit of spooky tossed in. This is so exciting and the snap of you is just darling! I can't wait to read it and I'm going to order it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. This is awesome Diana-so very happy for you. Love all your stories and your way of telling so
    I'm sure it's going to be a hit. That sure is a great picture of you-glad you could use your own
    picture for the cover.

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  13. How wonderful! It is my dream to someday write a book that actually gets published--I love that you have done this! Congrats!

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  14. Anyone considering writing 'someday' needs to start now. I hope I didn't egg you on too hard when I would read and say MORE MORE.
    It is a great book,

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  15. What?! Really? Oh, Diana, I am so happy for you! Wow, friend, this is amazing! I like to write, but I can't even IMAGINE writing a novel. I've said it before and I'll say it again--you are awesome! Off to buy it right now! :)

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  16. Dear Diana, I am so happy and excited for you and your family! God used that time of your sickness while you were down for a really long stretch to bring forth a real book published! May it be blessed and you sell a ton of them! You will inspire so many of us!!
    Hooray.... Love, Roxy

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  17. Oh my goodness! This is amazing! I've never known anyone who could get as much accomplished as you can....sick or not!!! I ordered mine through Etsy! Sign it sweet! heehee! HUGS, Diane

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  18. Diana, I am so happy for you and your family too. You are an amazing woman. If I ever have to tell a secret, you'll be the one I tell. You kept this quiet a long time girl. I have to have one of course. Bless your heart, xoxo,Susie

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  19. That is totally amazing!! I am so happy for you and you know I am off to get a copy for my kindle so I can start reading it right.now. Best of luck! I will be anxiously awaiting the announcement that it is on the NYTimes bestseller list and your appearance on the Today Show! Fabulous! ❤️

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  20. OMG! I'm so excited for you and for me because I am going to Etsy to get an autographed copy. You are one sneaky little chick! But, I love it! Now, when you see my order, my name is Laurie Cox. It won't show up as 111 LaLaLane. HeHe! I'm so proud to call you my friend and I can't wait to read about Lucy!!!

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  21. Awesome sauce!!! Congratulations!!!! When I was a little girl I used to love to write stories and a friend of my dad's encouraged me to continue but now I don't even like to write emails LOL

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  22. Congratulations. Diana! Now if I could "get into" novels....... You're an excellent secret-keeper for sure! I'm so very happy for you, dear. You must be as pleased as punch!

    Hugs,
    Kelley~

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  23. Wow Diana you are amazing! Congrats to you and your first book! I'm sure you will be writing many more! I can wait to read your book.
    Julie xo

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  24. Big smiles coming from me to you and many congratulations!! I'm so happy for you and I will definitely order it! To be truthful I don't read books to speak of (more of a quick story person- magazines etc.) but I will do my best to read it! It sounds intriguing and knowing a little bit about you I am sure I will enjoy it even more. Kudos to you for using your idle time so wisely! Hugs, Liz

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  25. PS I just purchased it on Kindle!!! :)

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  26. Soooooo excited you finally could tell everyone the secret. I am half way through the book and just love it. It is a great story and can't put it down I want to keep seeing what will happen next. You are a great writer Diana and I can see so clearly the characters from your descriptions and Lucy's story and the mystery of the woods is so intriguing. I cannot wait to finish this book. It is that good. It is a great easy summer read. Love it and love you for writing this wonderful story.
    Kris

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  27. How exciting....and we thought you were just another pretty face! Congrats!!!!!

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  28. Well Diana, you are full of surprises...Congrats to you on your book being published. I am not surprised at all. Anyone who can write a blog post everyday, definitely loves to write. I am very happy for you. Now, you can eat those bon bons and celebrate! xo

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  29. This is so exciting! What a wonderful surprise, Diana. It sounds like an amazing story. My roots are in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky and we travelled through PA to Pymatuning/Andover quite a bit. It sounds like a perfect Appalachia story and I can't wait to read it. I will be ordering one for sure.The cover photo is adorable! That must've been a lot of work.. What an accomplishment! Congratulations and best wishes for it's success.

    Hugs,
    Tamara <3

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  30. OH MY GOSH!!! I AM SO EXCITED AND ABSOLUTELY SO PROUD FOR YOU!!!! What an amazing accomplishment. I can't WAIT to get the book and absolutely want an autographed copy so I can show everybody the book signed by my FAMOUS FRIEND!!! You go girl!!!! I am so proud of you and I know your kids and grandkids are proud too!!! The beginning of a whole new career for you!! You go Diana!! Have a blessed day my FAMOUS FRIEND!!!

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  31. Congratulations Diana! That is quite an accomplishment. Cannot wait to order my copy!!

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  32. Oh, Diana!! That is so VERY awesome!! Congratulations. I think I will love reading it. xo

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  33. Well, congratulations to you! I'm sure it will be a hit! You've been very busy indeed, and I love the new photo!

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  34. SOOOOOOOOOO TOTALLLLLY SUPER COOL!!!!!!!!

    I want my autographed copy!!!!!

    Super, super hugs!

    I never KNEW a published author, before!!!

    Hugsssssssssssssssssssssssssss,
    Tessa

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  35. Congratulations on the publishing of your book! This is HUGE news (and must have been very hard to keep all to yourself!) Your family must be so proud of you. I'm thrilled for you. Just purchased a copy for my Kindle.

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  36. SO excited for you! How awesome is this?! Already ordered my copy on etsy! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

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  37. Oh Wow!!!!!! How exciting! You're famous now! I'm so happy for you. The story sounds great. We are leaving for summer vacation soon so this might be a good read for that. I'm not a huge book reader, but since I know you and more about what this book is about it would be fun to read it. Congratulations!

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  38. Congratulations Diana! This is so cool. :) I can't wait to read your book. Sounds exciting!!

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  39. Congrats! You are as busy as a bee! Queen one, that is! Know you are as proud as we all are. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  40. congrats, that's very cool and good luck to your book

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  41. Yay!!! so proud of you Diana!!! So glad you could finally tell everyone! YES on the autographed hard cover! I'll go back and order one right now!!
    Love you, girl!
    Debbie
    xo

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  42. Yay!!! so proud of you Diana!!! So glad you could finally tell everyone! YES on the autographed hard cover! I'll go back and order one right now!!
    Love you, girl!
    Debbie
    xo

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  43. What wonderful news! Can't wait to visit your easy shop and get my autographed copy!

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  44. Wow, your an author! You never cease to amaze me! I am so proud of you that you accomplished this. Here you are sick and your write a book? Congrats and it sound like you are getting great reviews! You go girl!

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  45. I'm actually getting teary eyed right now. I am so darn proud of you! Seriously, you amaze me!

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  46. CONGRATS!!!!!!!! How very exciting! You're famous! I just bought it on my Kindle and can't wait to start reading it! It sounds like a very intriguing story and I love the cover pic! I'm so, so happy for you and I know your whole family is so proud!

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  47. I just ordered my autographed copy! :-) I can't wait to read it!

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  48. Congratulations Diana, I would love to read your book! Maybe it will come to a bookstore near me one day!

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  49. WOW! Kudos and congratulations! What a great accomplishment! All I can say is that based on your very well-written blog, I'm sure the book is awesome! Love BOTH pics of you! You go girl!
    xoKathleen

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  50. You never cease to amaze me. You are so talented in so many way. You are fortunate and blessed as I understand it is hard to get a book published. I think it is wonderful and would like the autographed copy. I need to know how to pay as I do not have paypal or an ETSY card. Wish I lived nearby, would help you pack and mail.

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  51. Congratulations! Writing a book is an accomplishment not for the fainthearted!

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  52. Diana,
    So excited and proud for you. I just returned from your etsy shop, I bought it!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  53. That is amazing! I am so proud of you! You did it! I'll be back when I find my hidden-away credit card! Can't wait to read it, Diana!

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  54. Oh, What a delight! What a delight!!
    SOooo.. happy & excited for you & proud of you. You do constantly amaze!
    I will be ordering a signed copy.... maybe I will do the Kindle also, so I can read it this weekend....
    Well done friend, well done!!!

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  55. So Happy!! This is so cool....congrats! I know an author! What an accomplishment! I've now ordered through the Etsy site....can't wait.
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  56. congrats sweetie.. hoping its a great success~!!

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  57. Wow my friend, I am so incredibly impressed! I can't decided if I want a soft copy or Kindle. I am going to wait if I choose the soft copy because we will be gone in two weeks. I had no idea the Lord gifted you with this gift. I am so anxious to read it-really!!!! You and I have much in common and I'd love to talk to you after I read this book. BTW, I love your hair long, but you are so fillip beautiful you could wear a bag on your head and still look incredible!!! So proud to call you friend!
    Noreen

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  58. Diana, PS-I forgot to say that I will review it on my blog too.

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  59. Oh how exciting...I am most definitely going to tell my next store neighbor, she has a kindle and she loves to read....I think she might like this story line. Congrats to you and I hope it becomes a #1 seller......you just never know!!!!
    Louise

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  60. PS I will go to Etsy and favor your shop and book many ♥♥♥♥♥'s to you Diana!!!
    Louise

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  61. Well congratulations!!!..............................

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  62. YIPPEE!!! I just ordered mine on Etsy :) So very Happy for YOU! Congratulations!!!! Many Blessings, Cindy

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  63. Congratulations, my friend! You should be very, very proud of yourself!

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  64. Diana, I'm so happy for you! Many of my blog friends are starting to write their own books. I would love to have a copy of your fantastic book! This is great news, and with the word "mystery" in the title, I think it's gonna spark some interest. Way to go, if anyone could do this, it would certainly be YOU!

    love, ~Sheri

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  65. Congrats to you Ms. Author - I am lucky to know you!

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  66. Hey, girlfriend, I am so, so, SO excited for you! Yes, I am heading right for your etsy shop for my signed copy! Oh, how fun!

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  67. Congratulations. That is amazing! I am so happy for you. What an accomplishment for you.

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  68. You go girl! Wonderful. Maybe this will inspire some other girls out there! I will check it out on Amazon. Sheila

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  69. This is absolutely fantastic Diana! I just love your writings! Congratulations! xoxox Jen

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  70. Congrats Diana, what a wonderful accomplishment. The book sounds like a wonderful read. So proud for you and sending big hugs your way. Much success always. Love your picture and book cover.
    Blessings, CM

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  71. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!! WAY TO GO!!

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  72. Fantastic! Congratulations Diana, what an accomplishment!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  73. Well, my oh my aren't you the secretive one!! I can now say I know someone famous!! Congrats on the book!

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  74. Holy cow! Now aren't you just little miss fancy pants! I've yet to download a book to my Kindle, I might just have to make yours the first one!

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  75. I couldn't be happier for you....and proud as I can be!
    Congratulations on your published book.
    Wonderful news!!!
    Hugs,
    Jackie

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  76. Congrat's to YOU, a now famous author!!!
    warmly,
    deb

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  77. Just thought that I would "swing" in and check in on you . . . AND . . . How cool is this news?????!!!!! Congratulations, Sweet D !
    I shall put this on my Summer reading list!
    "Swinging" out now!
    ~Lynne
    w/L

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  78. Well, dang! I NEEDED some good news!! THANK YOU!

    Very happy for you, Diana! I am sure we will all meet you when you go on a book tour! If you come to Atlanta, try for one of the suburban book stores, I can't take that Atlanta traffic!! HAPPY for you! Good luck!!

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  79. Are you kidding me??? Oh my word, girl!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so proud of you....and excited for you! You totally rock!! I'll have to buy a copy...with your autograph, of course....because you're going to be famous, you know. ;)

    xoxo laurie

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  80. Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. You are a great example to all of us.

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  81. Congratulations! I just ordered mine and can't wait to get it! I'm so excited for you!

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  82. OMG, Diana! That is just wonderful! I am so thrilled for you. I can say I know a real published author. : ) Love the new picture; I am glad your son nudged you to do that. It sounds like a wonderful story, too. Boy, can you keep a secret!

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  83. Whooo hooo hoooooooooooo yay yay yay I am so excited and happy for you! A huge congrats to you. Just bought my copy!

    I cannot wait to read it. I am so so so so proud of you, dear friend! Hugs!

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  84. So exciting...congratulations my dear!

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  85. Congratulations Diana! I just ordered your book and I will be reading it tonight on my Kindle. I am so proud of you - you go girl. Loke the new picture of you - you look like a movie star.
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, dear friend.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  86. I am utterly, ridiculously proud of you! I'll download it and race through it so I can tell my readers to get their copy. Congratulations, author Diana!

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  87. Awesome....how cool is this. So glad for you, Nana....:)
    Can't wait to read it.
    Funny thing...my mother called me Lucy all my life...my name being Betty Jean, it was always funny to others to hear her call me that. I sure would love to hear her call me Lucy just one more time.... My first baby doll was Lucy...
    So many congratulations....xoxo

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  88. WOW! Congratulations! I am sure it is a wonderful read!!! xox

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  89. How?
    What? ... I'm flabbergasted!
    When did you find the time to write a book ...and do all the things that you do?
    A-maze- ING!
    Congratulations...

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  90. Congrats on your book!! Think I'm going to get it as an eBook.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  91. Hi Diana, I am so proud of you and so very excited! I tried to order your book through your Etsy shop and just got the run around. Something about my email address already being taken . . . well, yes by me????? I don't know what's going on with that. I would really like an autographed copy is there any other way. If you want you can email me and send me your address and I can mail a check or maybe if I try Etsy again in a couple of days whatever is going on will fix itself. I'm just not too smart whenever by computer doesn't do what I want it to:) conniehomecottage@gmail.com
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Connie :)

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  92. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding! This is just unbelievable friend!! I am over the moon for you right now!!! How in the world did you keep this a secret!!!!! Oh my! You deserve this and it just goes to show that you can do anything you put your mind to but not many can say that they have published a book! I can't wait to read it!!! Wishing you all the success in the world! Happy day to you buddy! Nicole xoxo

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  93. WOW! Congrats! Who is the publisher?

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  94. Bravo! This sounds like a great read. I will definitely get the kindle version. I'm on a eliminate stuff mission. You're right, your grandchildren will so proud as they mature and fully understand what an accomplishment this is.

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  95. WHAAAA???? You didn't tell your best friend on earth??? Sheesh!!!

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  96. Great post!!!follow me on gfc and i follow you back !!Now i follow you on ,bloglovin, ,i hope you follow me too!!!kiss

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  97. oh my goodness! that is soo cool! I cant believe you had time to write a book! And even your husband didnt know! thats amazing! Congratulations!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  98. OMG ! Diana girl !
    Congratulations ! ... what a dark horse you are to be able to keep this so quiet until you had it in hand !
    I love the cover picture and the title .. it sounds like a great read and I am sure you are going to get a great response to it .. your family will be so proud of you girl .. well done !!
    One day I am going to get a tablet and hook up with reading ... after garden season that is ! haha
    Joy : )
    PS .. thanks for the hint on the twine !

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  99. How wonderful for you! Congratulations not only for writing what looks like a very interesting book, but for also keeping a secret from your family.

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  100. Amazing and wonderful!!!! And now we can all say we knew you when.

    Way to go!!!!!

    Jen

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  101. Amazing and wonderful!!!! And now we can all say we knew you when.

    Way to go!!!!!

    Jen

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  102. Amazing and wonderful!!!! And now we can all say we knew you when.

    Way to go!!!!!

    Jen

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  103. How wonderful that you have written this book, Diana! That little girl on the cover is so adorable! I so very much look forward to reading it. I cannot order from Amazon.com because they don't deliver in Canada. I will see if I can order it from Amazon.ca. If not, since I don't own a Kindle and my piggy bank is in the process of being replenished, I will ask one of my Granddaughters to download it on her kindle and read it there. I am so very much looking forward to reading it. Congratulations, Diana! I am so happy for you. Now that you have written one book, perhaps you will want to write another and another and another! You are one special Nana to those lovely children and the memories you are giving them are worth more than all the riches in the world! By the way, I think you look lovely on your photo. I have always loved that beautiful hair of yours.

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  104. Wow!!! I knew you were a fabulous writer after reading your blog for a long time, but I had no clue you were writing a book! Congratulations on being published, that is such a huge accomplishment!! I can't wait to read it. Now, I have a burning question.....where did you find the time to write a book and be able to keep it from your family??

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  105. Di I knew you were a writer in heart. How many times did I say that to you and many more have told you. Oh I am so shocked but so happy for you. Love your picture too. My husband just said as I am telling him. Di wrote a book. He said you never know what path God leads us. Congratulations.
    You of all people kept it a secret. The girl who never stops talking. Even your husband did not know. I too cannot order neither being in Canada.
    I don't own a kindle. Oh hummmm. I will have to figure out something also. Hugs so proud of you. Hugs.
    .

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  106. WOW Diana you never cease to amaze me!! How wonderful...BIG CONGRATS to you my friend!! I'm so happy for you! This will have to be a summer read:-)

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  107. Congratulations Diana! The plot of your book sounds so interesting and you write in such an easy to read style I am sure it will be a great read. I am so pleased for you, this is quite an accomplishment.

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  108. so awesome! i am soooo impressed that you took the time to do it! that's the hardest part!!! i have about 5 unfinished books scattered around...one day...ha ha! ;} you must be sooooo thrilled!

    m ^..^

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  109. Hi,
    I am so PROUD of you. :-))))
    I will be ordering!
    I am excited, it sounds very interesting.
    Dreams Come True!!
    Carla

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  110. It's a beautifully written book everyone - with a mesmerizing story - I couldn't put it down - literally - I read it in one sitting ( stayed up the whole night ) The journey fascinated me!
    ORDER yourself a copy!
    xoxo

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  111. Congrats on the book, Diana! It sounds very intriguing!

    Have a lovely week ahead!

    Poppy

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  112. How exciting, Diana! What a wonderful accomplishment for you and for your grandchildren to brag about! I can't wait to read it! Boy, you sure can keep a secret :) I'm so happy for you! xo Karen

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  113. Well I'll be darned ! Whoo hoo! Congratulations! ! :)

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  114. Oh my! Let me say that again, OH MY! However did you keep such a secret!
    Congratulations! Let me say that again too, CONGRATULATIONS!

    Kari
    p.s. My Lucy is doing well!

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  115. Congratulations!!!! This is so exciting!! I just get fat when I'm sick, so I'm very impressed!

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  116. I absolutely love it! Writing on the sly. I am excited and happy for you. So refreshing that you have written a book where there is no sex, violence, or bad language and still have a fulfilling romance! I'm proud of you!

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  117. Good grief, Diana! Who knew! Congratulations to you. Remember me when you're rich and famous...because we all know that it's the little people who really count. LOL Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  118. I don't know how I missed this post, but finally found it and love the idea of a signed copy to keep forever. Will be contacting you on Etsy. Congrats on your accomplishment Diana.

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  119. My goodness! What a happy surprise to visit your blog today after a busy weekend, and see such an amazing announcement! I'm sorry that I'm a bit "late to the party"... but woohoooo for you! And... I definitely want to read your first published work, so I will download it through kindle - my big question is --- how DID you find the time to do such a thing, AND keep it a secret? You really are an amazing lady! Hugs and love to you today my friend!

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  120. Holy cow Diana, that is quite the big news, but not a total surprise! I knew you had a book (or two) in you. But it must have been really hard to keep it a secret. Huge congratulations!!!

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  121. Congrats!! this does not surprise me about you. Now is this story fictional or a bit non fiction?

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  122. Oh my gosh Diana congratulations!! You have just made the leap from doing something that was just back in your mind to becoming a full fledge author. I'm so proud of you!

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  123. I am over the moon excited for you, Diana! Congratulations on not only writing your story, but seeing it thru to the publishing stage! To hold a bound book in your own hands that you yourself wrote must be just an awesome feeling! I know you will be a big success, and I have a very strong feeling that you have many more stories to share! I can't wait to read it, I am so happy for you!! Love you! Oh, and a BIG congrats on your Etsy shop, too! Boy, have I missed alot being gone for a week!

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  124. I'm probably the last one to read this big surprise announcement but congratulations Diana! How very cool.

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  125. Congratulations Diana. That is a wonderful secret!

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  126. I am over the moon excited for you. We have ONE LIFE. ONE! This is not a preview for the next one. This is it. If you have a calling, do it. I'm beyond proud of you for listening to your own <3 and finding your voice. Your blog is wonderful...and now look at you. Proud to know you sweets. Truly.

    xoRebecca

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  127. Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I am so very late in saying that, but sometimes things just don't click right away. I just placed by Amazon order & cannot wait to get it! I know you and your family are dealing with a loss right now, and my heart, along with prayers go out to you.

    I should have waited and gotten the book from your Etsy shop, but my finger hit that "Order with 1 click" button on Amazon so fast it made my head spin around! I'm so happy for you, Diana!

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