Sunday, May 10, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: "Secrets She Left Behind" Book Signing with Award-Winning Author Diane Chamberlain at Women Helping Women Business Expo

Secrets, surprises, and suspense are hallmarks of Diane Chamberlain's novels. Meet the author at the Coffee and Contacts fundraiser for the Women’s Center of Wake County June 4th at the Shrine Club in Raleigh.

May, 2009 RALEIGH, NC – Secrets She Left Behind is Diane Chamberlain’s 18th novel and is set on Topsail Island. From 5:00 – 7:00pm Diane will autograph books and talk with attendees at the expo about the story that revolves around a teenage boy whose mother says she's going to the store--and never returns. For more information about the book go to

The "Women Helping Women Business Expo" to benefit the Women's Center of Wake County is hosted by Coffee and Contacts, LLC a women’s networking group. The expo will be held at The Shrine Club of Raleigh 6015 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina on June 4, 2009 from 5:00 – 8:00pm.

"Over 60 professional women will be showcasing their products and services in the 3-hour event. A wide selection of gift items valued at more than $50 will be raffled off with a grand prize of a 3-day cruise to Nassau on Carnival Cruise Lines compliments of Diane Bean of CruiseOne. We appreciate Raleigh publications Women’s Edge and Skirt Magazine! for their support as sponsors of the event." said Sallie Matlack, head of the event committee.

Everyone is invited to attend the Expo and join the community in support of local women entrepreneurs and the important work done by the Women's Center.

Purchase tickets to the event online for $10, which includes a beverage (wine/beer) and light hors d'oeuvres. Raffle tickets to win the grand prize cruise are online as well. Go to or

About The Women’s Center of Wake County:
The Women’s Center of Wake County assists the community through programs and services that provide homeless women and children with support, basic needs and affordable housing. For more information please call (919) 829-3711 or visit the Web site at

About Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain is an award-winning author of 18 novels published in more than 11 languages. She writes complex stories about love, compassion and forgiveness. Her books, which are often set in her home state of North Carolina, feature a combination of family drama, intrigue and suspense. Diane lives with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her shelties, Keeper and Jet. Email Diane at Visit her on the web at

About Coffee and Contacts:
Coffee and Contacts, LLC was established in March of 2007, by Jean Hedges, a Senior Loan Officers with PrimeLending, and Jeanne Moyer, a Realtor specializing in Green homes with CityGate Real Estate Services. The women’s networking group’s model is to provide a platform for women to expand their business and help each other grow personally and professionally. For more information go to

Media Contacts:
Coffee and Contacts: Eileen Batson – Batson Group Marketing and PR, 919.327.5021

Diane Chamberlain - Tori Jones Clove Marketing 910.619.9449

Women’s Center of Wake County: Jean Williams (919) 829-3711