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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Perfect Vacation -- I have just come off the perfect vacation. I went with my friend Maria to Seattle, Washington. Here's what we did: we went to a coffee shop, we went to a restaurant, we went shopping. Lather, rinse repeat. That's all we did! We ate Indian food twice -- why? Because we could! We visited the coffee shops like on a wine tasting tour, savoring each shot.

Our highlight was my "birthday" dinner. Yeah, it's not until September, but the point of the trip was to enjoy being forty. We went out to this incredible restaurant called Salty's and had an majestic view back at the city. We got brave at the end, took a taxi to the space needle, then looked at each other and said, "nah", we don't want to do that. Then, we walked seventeen blocks home and watched our second romantic comedy, starting at ten. Why? Because we could!

I got a makeover at the Armani makeup counter and to finish it all off, we ate a great lunch at the airport and got a 15 minute massage at the massage bar. It was pure hedonistic joy and I will tell you, if this is what forty looks like, bring it on baby! (Except for the fact that I will spend the week at the gym paying for my eating, drinking and being merry!)
Here's my new cover, isn't it cute? And Poppy like?
Kristin Billerbeck  
posted at 12:16 AM  
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At 1:59 AM, Blogger Camy Tang said...

Love the cover! I saw it for the first time on Amazon a few days ago. I have to say, I like the TITLE the best out of all three Spa Girls books!


At 8:20 AM, Blogger Ruth said...

Aaahh!! I LOVE the new cover, too cool!

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Kayla said...

I saw it on Amazon, too. I love it and I can't wait for it to come out. I want to get to know Poppy. I have curly red hair that I haven't been too fond of, but since reading about Poppy I've grown to enjoy my hair. Thanks! lol

At 11:23 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Lovin' the cover, and lovin' your getaway story even more!


At 11:30 AM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Kayla, you do realize that you have the hair everyone on earth wants, don't you? You do realize that we all want to hurt you about now? Okay, just making sure. LOL

At 12:25 PM, Blogger K.Michelle said...

I love the cover and can't wait to read the book. Do you realize that I have read and re-read the others. You have to write quicker or I'll go insane. Or maybe not, that getaway you had sounds pretty darn delightful, and maybe I'll take one for myself in between Spa Girl Books.

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Kellie said...

I've been lurking on your site for a couple's a funny story actually and since you have blogged about your new book cover and your dear friend I thought I would finally say hello. Mostly because this story has to do with both things!

Sometime last month I was browsing in the Barnes and Noble and I saw "A Girl's Best Friend". Displayed on the rack with the face out. I was totally judging the book by it's cover...I loved the way it looked. But I thought I would wait and look you up to see what you were about before I bought it. Of course I came home and looked up the last name Hillerbeck...and didn't find you.

About a week later I was just randomly looking at blogs in an attempt to avoid laundry and ran across this blog. I was shocked to see on the blog a picture of the cover that I had seen on the shelf! Then when I read about you and the other gals and realized you were Christian authors I knew I had to read your work.

A week later I went to visit my dearest girl friends, one of whom has read through the entire Sister Chicks Series with me as a way to be connected since I moved away a year ago...We were needing something new to read so we went to the bookstore and we both purchased "What a Girl Wants".
It took us a while to find your stuff since I again insisted your name was Hillerbeck. HOnestly I still confuse myself!

I brought the book with me on the plane ride home and then finished it three days later. Not being able to wait for my sweet friend to finish her copy, I went and bought "She's Out of Control" and enhaled it like it was chocolate cake. Of course,like Choclate cake that call's to you from the kitchen, I could not not finish the series! This was when my husband gently reminded me that I did, in fact, have a library card. I didn't think our library would have it because our library is very small. But when I arrived the next afternoon there sitting on the shelf, like it was waiting for me, was "With this Ring I'm Confused"!

So in 3 weeks I have comppletely enjoyed your books and this blog...Now I have the rest of your books (and the books of your writing Amigas) to look forward to!

All this to say...don't you just love friends you can just totally be yourself around...and perhaps read a good book! Especially when the inside of that book is as good (if not better) than the cover!

Thanks for the stories!

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Kellie, what a great story!! ANd come on now, Billerbeck is so easy. ROFLOL I'm glad you and your friends get a chance to read fluff. Fluff is good for the soul, as are good friends. : )

At 6:13 PM, Anonymous Suzy_Q said...

Hi Kristin. My name is Susan and I'm a happily married music teacher in Arkansas. (I was born in Redwood City too!) I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your writing. A friend introduced me to the Ashley Stockingdale books a while back and I loved them! They were the best books I've ever read. Very entertaining, up-with-the-times, and hilarious. I have enjoyed the first two Spa Girls and have also recently purchased San Francisco. I'm guessing that you are done with Ashley Stockingdale, but is there any chance you might write a book #4? I love the series and don't want it to end! Anyways, keep up the good work!

At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Suzanne said...

Just finished A Girls Best Friend....LOVED IT! Your books always crack me up!

LOVE the new color! Can't wait to read it!

At 6:39 PM, Blogger alisa said...

Still dont like the fact that Poppy's hair is up. Which I know is not your fault, but still. Its just not Poppy.

Im glad you have a wonderful time in Seattle, Kristin. Can to write a story in it? :)

At 7:21 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Loved Seattle, but I think I'm setting my next book in San Jose. I can't help it, I love California, and I can't imagine what it's like to live in all that rain. Gorgeous city, but we had a rough rain year.

At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Karina said...

My grandma (of all people) first spotted your books and read them and thought they had me written all over them. In fact she thought Ashley and I were one in the same! So she purchased all three, wrote a dedication to me, and put them in our church library (where she volunteers). She's also a writter herself (C. Ellen Watts). All that to say, LOVE THE BOOKS! Can't wait to start in on the spa girls, cuz a group of us get together every year and do just that!
Thank you!

At 8:37 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Oh blessings Karina, my own grandmother read them, and didn't get them at all. She was like, I don't get why that girl was always doing such crazy things! Um, maybe because your grandaughter bought a $20k car when she made $19k -- there's a reason I can write about Ashley Gram. LOL

At 9:31 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Love the cover - can't wait to read it! Only thing you missed was a pedicure. ;) Love those kinds of pampering weekends with a good buddy.

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Betsy Ann said...

Girl, you don't look a day over 29!! =)

And you're very convincing on the "girls getaway" idea...

:::running for the phone to call best friend Haley:::


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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