Christine Roberts
Christine Roberts asked Diane Chamberlain:

Everyone has a few books that changed their lives and helped them fall in love with the written word- what are some of your favorite reads?

Diane Chamberlain The first book I fell in love with was Charlotte's Web. I was age 6 and for the first time I realized someone could create a story that made a reader laugh and cry and feel. That was the first time I thought about being a writer. When I started writing for real though (at age 31), I was influenced by Ann Tyler, Alice Hoffman, Anne Rivers Siddons and a few others. I studied their books and learned about structure and characterization. They're still three of my favorite authors.
Diane Chamberlain

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