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Messages - R.E. (Renee) Chambliss

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Introductions & Welcomes / Re: Hi everyone!
« on: May 31, 2010, 07:01:49 am »
Hi, Renee, welcome! That's a great story on your blog about your experience with the Maasai. What fun that must have been.

Good to have you with us.

Thanks! Yes it was quite surreal--being in that setting, connecting with people living such a different life from mine, via words and the Kindle! One of the highlights of my trip, that's for sure!

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! :)

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The Book Corner / Re: Outlander
« on: May 31, 2010, 06:58:37 am »
I attended the Surrey International Writers Conference in 2004 and 2006. Diana Gabaldon goes every year and is very approachable and leads terrific sessions. I'd love to go back sometime.

That's awesome that people thought you were DG. How much explaining did you have to do to prove you weren't?  ;)

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Introductions & Welcomes / Re: Hi everyone!
« on: May 30, 2010, 01:25:01 pm »
Thanks so much for the information!

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The Book Corner / Re: Outlander
« on: May 30, 2010, 01:10:36 pm »
The book touched me on a very emotional level and I actually had to put it down a couple of times. The scene toward the end of Dragonfly in Amber in the crofters cottage ripped my heart out.  Outlander is a book I have to read every year, and every year I think I won't be touched by it, but I always am. 


Dragonfly in Amber is my favorite in the series. I think Outlander was talked up too much before I read it. I love it now, but the first time I read it I was surprised so many people said it was so amazing. And I wasn't even that impressed with Jamie. That one scene in the inn (I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I'm sure you'll know what I mean) had me so angry and surprised that anyone would think someone who could do that would be the ultimate love-interest. Dragonfly in Amber totally hooked me, however, and when I went back and reread Outlander, my opinion of it totally changed. I could even understand Jamie's inn behavior--given the times.

I have had the honor of meeting Diana Gabaldon twice! :) She even critiqued on of my short stories (and really liked it!). I'm very impressed with her as a writer, a story teller, and as a mentor/teacher.

Oh and I've ordered your book to read next!  ;D


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Introductions & Welcomes / Hi everyone!
« on: May 30, 2010, 01:01:02 pm »
Hi! I'm Renee and I'm so glad to be here for a couple of reasons.

First, I'm a huge reader and I love my Kindle. I've had it since Christmas and it's been so great. I went on this amazing trip to Tanzania in March and it was awesome to only have to bring my Kindle. The trip was two weeks, and normally I'd have had to pack 5+ books for a vacation that long, but this time I was all set with just the Kindle. I even had this incredible interaction showing some young Maasai the Kindle! (If you're curious about that, I blogged about it here: http://reneewrite.blogspot.com/2010/03/meeting-maasai.html.)

Also, I'm a writer and love to talk about writing and the creative process. My novel, Dreaming of Deliverance, has both print and Kindle versions available at Amazon, and I've also just finished podcasting it at podiobooks.com. That was a great experience and I'm happy to talk about that too if any of you are curious. I know this is a Kindle board, so I'll try to keep that kind of discussion to a minimum, but podiobooks has lots of great audiobooks for free. It's another way that technology is expanding the way that people can experience books!

I look forward to getting to know you all! :)

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