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August 22, 2008

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Jody

Alli,

NO KIDDING....this was utterly fantastic, and you should believe me 'cause I'm a professional
writer and I KNOW! I almost want to forward
this to my agent.

Umm, did you know you're a writer?

Jody

Darryle

Jody: I don't know you other than thru this blog but I think I love you. Your comment immediately and completely validates this blog. It swells my pride and warms my heart. And most of all, I hope Alli will take this to heart and believe in her amazing talent--since your comment comes from a professional, who is not only a complete stranger, but is most importantly, not her own mother.

Myra

Well, I am dumb-stuck (struck dumb?) by this amazing piece. Darryle -I thought you were in a league of your own, but Alli is right there with you. You gals can sure bring your worlds to life in the most engaging, entertaining and touching way. I can see the mother-daughter novel now, chapters alternating, and then a bidding war for the movie rights. WOW!
Thank you for sharing such precious stuff Darryle and Alli!

darryle

Love your idea for the mother/daughter alternating chapters although I am guessing pretty soon Alli will leave me in the dust. I was also struck dumb when I read it--and keep in mind that right now she is writing like this at age 24.

SHANE

THIS IS THE BEST BLOG I HAVE EVER READ!!!! MY WIFE IS ABSOLUTELY THE MOST AMAZING INTELLIGENT BEAUTIFUL HELPFUL WONDERFUL WOMAN THAT THIS WORLD HAS EVER OR WILL EVER SEE!!!! I AM BLESSED TO HAVE HER IN MY LIFE!! BUT MOST OF ALL I AM HONORED TO BE HER PARTNER AND EVEN MORE AMAZED EVERY DAY BY HER LOVE, HER DEVOTION, HER FAITH IN ME (EVEN WHEN SHE DOES NOT HAVE FAITH IN HERSELF), AND THE STEADFAST RESOLVE WHICH SHE USES TO FACE EACH AND EVERY DAY NO MATTER WHAT SITUATION WE MAY BE FACING AT THE TIME!!! IT IS MY PLEASURE AND PRIVILEGE TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH HER NO MATTER HOW BAD SHE IS AT DRIVING A MANUAL!!!!
I LOVE YOU MY BABY
SHANE

emilyn page

Fabulous blog. I am truly interested in learning more about your life as an Army spouse. My husband (formerly a screen writer) and I have been fans ever since we read your short story in Valima.
We are waiting for your debut novel.
best, emilyn page

Darryle

I am incredibly proud of Alli's talent, too, and appreciate any words of praise. But no comment could be more meaningful than the one from Shane. Despite the military, the Christian background, and everything else I worried about when you got married--could anything make a mother happier than reading this??

Ruthie

Regarding Shane's comment: I only wish my daughter marries someone like him. What an amazing expression of appreciation and gratitude -- straight from the heart -- shown to a wife from her husband!! True love is alive!

Janet

I, too, would LOVE to hear more from Alli's perspective as a military spouse, young wife, student balancing her studies with work and the demands of her everyday life . . . . I can see her tremendous talent ultimately leading to a book of a series of vignettes.

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