Girls Write Out
Monday, June 19, 2006

We had a blast on day two of our trip! Since the time zone is different than ours, we had an extra hour to sleep in. Then we all met with Jennifer Deshler and her five-months –away-from-being-six-years-old daughter, Jordie for breakfast. Jordie is smart as a whip and gorgeous to boot! Her adorable curls made me want to run out and get a perm, but trust me on this one, mine would not have looked the same. Her sparkling eyes, dimpled smile and sweet conversation just added to her charm. She created artwork for each of us—capping it off with a picture of an RV that would make Waldo jealous (in case you don’t know, Waldo is the RV in my RV There Yet book *g*). We enjoyed our visit with Jen and Jordie, though it ended all too soon!

Then we were off to our editor’s house. Thanks to Max’s excellent directions, we pulled up to a beautiful brick home where Ami McConnell and her husband Aaron, children Max (10 going on 25), Maddie (2), Mimi (not quite a year), and family dog Gordi waited for us.

We loved watching the kids interact. I suspect Max will be running his own business by the time he’s twelve. (Colleen here: The first thing Max said when I walked in the door was he wanted me to help him set up an eBay account. He’s going to sell stuff. I don’t think it’s going to take him long to be independently wealthy! LOL) Maddie is a total chick. She’s two and already into shoes. She snitched her mom’s shoes over lunch and clacked around the wooden floors like a true princess. Mimi smiled and waved with genuine southern hospitality. We enjoyed lunch and coffee with this wonderful family, talked non-stop about writing, family, and life in general then we were off to the airport.

Once we reached Orlando, we were greeted by Rachel and Tony Hauck! How cool is that? They drove an hour to get to us, took us out for dinner where we laughed and shared GREAT stories, then they took us to our hotel which is where I am now writing this.

Today we pick up the RV and the tour officially begins! The Carpenters, Donny Osmond, Bread, and Barry Manilow are packed and ready to go—well, okay, their CDs. We’re looking forward to meeting the great people who work hard to get our books out there! The girls are on the road—it’s a time to celebrate!!

Diann Hunt  
posted at 8:47 AM  
  Comments (6)
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At 3:35 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

I commented somewhere on this blog. :) I'm in Jacksonville and headed to Alabama tomorrow for a family reunion. What time are your signings in Jacksonville and where are they?

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Bread??? Too FUNNY!

Is this a good time to admit that I still have a bunch of Osmond albums stored in the shed, and of course, Manilow's Greatest Hits as well?

Really LOL.

At 6:36 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Have a ball and I'll see you in Buford, GA!

At 1:50 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

It was great seeing you!

Donny Osmond! For sure I should've gone with you Monday... and Bread. Have both of them on my IPod.

I, too, have all the Osmond albums stored away somewhere. :)

Have a great trip you guys!!!

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

Have fun! You guys deserve it!

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Tiff/Amber Miller said...

That little girl is almost 6? She looks about 3 in that picture. So tiny.

Ohh, the music y'all have. Grew up on that stuff...even though it came out just a shade before I was born. *winks* Didn't have a choice. Oldies or contemporary christian were my only 2 options permitted. So, original rock-n-roll won. :)

Take LOTS of pix. Looking forward to seeing them.


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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.

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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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