Girls Write Out
Monday, July 25, 2011
I'm a little sad today with the announcement from Barbour that they are discontinuing their Heartsong line. That's where all five of us got our start in publishing.

I still well remember the day I heard from Becky Germany that she was buying Where Leads the Heart. I screamed so loudly the cat hid under the bed and wouldn't come out for hours. I called my pastor babbling on his answering machine. He thought someone had died and he didn't recognize the voice or know who to call back.

I love that Becky gave me the freedom to not be tied to a romance formula. She was a great mentor to me and I will always love her as a friend and an editor.

So this is the end of an era and I'm just plain sad about it. How many of you started reading our books back in the Heartsong era? I'm curious.

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Colleen Coble  
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At 2:20 PM, Blogger Jaime Wright said...

I DID! I DID!!! I first read Kristin's and she was my new fave author. Then I read yours and found your other books. Then I read Denise, and Diann, and it just grew from there ... sad. :(

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

I did. I really liked them. This is sad.

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger Christy said...

Oh, what sad news!!! I started out reading Heartsongs when I was in high school, and I remember reading them as fast as I could get my hands on them! Some great books are a part of that line...too bad it's coming to an end. :o(

 
At 6:40 PM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

I did. I actually found the books at a christian discount store and fell in love. I still buy them (I go to the second hand specifically for that! I get them for 10 cents!lol!) and enjoy them immensely. This is so sad!

 
At 9:09 PM, Blogger jel said...

the end of a ERA, is always sad,
for me, it was the 60's then the the 70's and some bookstores are shutting down, and just the other day I ran out of ERA laundry soap.


there goes the ice cream :(

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger Crystal said...

I found Hannah, Kristin, Coleen... well.. actually, ALL of you in Heartsong books. I subscribed to them for a number of years.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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