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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Saturday, November 17th at 2 p.m.
The Door Bookstore, San Carlos, CA
With Brandilyn Collins, Marilu Tyndall and Camy Tang!

There are two things I hate about being a writer. Well, there's probably more, but two is a good number to start with. One, I hate that my brain won't shut down when I want it to so that I can sleep/eat/date my husband/shop/pick my kids up on time or whatever is on the daily agenda.

Two: I cannot abide book signings. Not for the reasons you might think. I don't mind that no one shows up and I look pathetic as I give directions to the loo. Doesn't bother me. I don't even mind that there's more interest in the tile demonstration at Home Depot. What I do mind is that I feel like a zoo animal on display with nothing important to say. If I had something important to say, I'd be a speaker! But I'm a writer. Put me in front of my computer and I'm good to go, I'll say just about anything. Put me in front of people and I forget I have a tongue.

But I AM doing a booksigning on Saturday, and it's going to be a fun one because I will have friends from my local writing group there, and I will get to meet people -- maybe even people I went to school with since it's in my old stomping ground. I'm really excited about this one. I love to meet people! Just don't expect me to say anything intelligent and we're all good.
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At 4:48 AM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

I hope you have a wonderful booksigning.I guess i hadn't thought of it from the writers side.
here in a small town we rarely have anyone do this. i have been to a couple for sports players (cricketers) but I would find it call having a christian novel signed.
Have a great day
and if you ever come to Australia for a signing i will try to attend

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Sally said...

Oh, I wish I could come to your book signing...but it's a bit of a trip from Kansas. And only after I got you to sign my book and chat with me for a bit would I ask for directions to the loo -- but that's only because I'm pregnant and I have to pee every 5 minutes!

At 10:13 AM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...


I have a special request from your readers. Please say a prayer for my sister. Her son committed suicide Tuesday. He had accepted Christ into his heart at one time but was having a very hard time with life lately.

My heart just hurts for her. Suicide is such a self-centered act. It leaves so many unanswered questions.

He was 26 years old.

I'm sorry to leave such a sad request but it helps to know that many will be praying for this family.

Thank you.

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I can relate, Krisitn. That's the kind of scenario where I turn uber-shy. But it's something we have to overcome. :o) Glad you'll have friends!

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh Rhonda, I am so very sorry! The pain of suicide in a family is horrific. I will pray for your sister and hers. I'm just so sorry.

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Rhonda, I'm so sorry! I can't imagine the devastation and loss your sister feels. I'm putting her and your family on my prayer list. Denise

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Annie said...

Sad.... I can't come!! Although I'm in Northern CA, its a bit of a drive for me! SAD! I'm so bummed. LOL... Well, maybe NEXT TIME??? LOL. You can come to our tiny Christian bookstore here in Placerville and I'll be the one screaming and jumping and crying that I get to meet Kristin Billerbeck. hahaha.. just kidding. And you are intelligent. Your books prove it!

Rhonda, I am so sorry about your nephew. That is so hard. I'm a youth leader at a local church and I'm working with helping one of my students who has had some suicidal thoughts and tendencies. It's not easy. But know that Jesus is right there next to your sister, carrying her through her sorrow. You're all in my prayers.

At 2:53 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Annie lives in Hangtown! I didn't know that. I was in Auburn last weekend, but I didn't sign any books. LOL

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

Thank you guys for your thoughts and prayers. I'll pass them along to my sister.

If you have kids, please take the time to give them a hug and kiss today. If there not home any longer, give them a call.


At 7:19 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Rhonda, I'm so sorry for your loss! Please know that we will be praying for your sister and the family.

Kristin, people will just be so excited to meet you, you won't have to talk all that much. Just smile and show your shoes. :-)

At 7:32 PM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

I'm so glad to see you're posting again, Diann! You, too, have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Gosh, I've not gotten online in a while and then when I come back, seems all hell as broken loose.

I wanna smile again!!!! You girls are just the ticket.

I hope that for you Kristin, you have the best book signing ever! Just sneak in some chocolate and let it melt all over your teeth.....then smile! That'll get them talkin'!

At 4:45 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

OOOO! A book signing! If I were there, I would want to see your shoes and handbag. Then I would make some inane comment for which I would kick myself for the next month.

Besides, you're in good company--with Queen Elizabeth! Didn't the girlfriend (or was it her mom?) of one of the princes ask the Queen the way to the loo?! LOL. You crack me up.

At 4:45 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Rhonda--am praying for your sister and her family.

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Belinda-Jane said...

Haha... love it! Wish I could be there!

xxx Belinda-Jane

At 7:41 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Thanks, Rhonda! It's good to be back even if only now and then!

I'm becoming a food channel junkie. I've slumped on the couch so long my imprint is forever there. And honey, it ain't pretty.

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...


I'm so right there with you! My kids even know what Paula Dean's favorite food is......"buttah". :)

Have fun tomorrow Kristen and don't forget the chocolate!

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

Thanks Pam S. We appreciate all the prayers!

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Tina said...

Have fun. Wish I could come!

At 12:22 PM, Blogger Ashley Weis said...

LOL! I know what you mean about wishing your brain would turn off. I hate that! I find myself in bed at 2am just thinking of things to write, or just ideas. And I get so obsessed that I don't want to do anything but write, or think about writing. Sometimes I gaze off and my husband thinks I'm thinking something romantic, but really I'm thinking about stories!

Not good! Best of luck to us both!

At 1:00 PM, Blogger Lauri said...

Kristin - just think of us who are trying to say something interesting besides, giggle "I like your book" giggle. I met Antony Munoz last month (Hall of Fame football player with the Bengals - Christian, involved with a lot of charities) I'm trying to think of something besides "so I hear you play football, I'm a Christian, also or do you thing the Bengals would win if they quit getting arrested?" all of which I'm sure would cause him to stare at me like I've grown a second head.

P.S. of course I know what Paula Deen's favorite food is. And people mention Rachel Ray to me when I start talking with my hands.


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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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