Today’s interview is with Dianne Harman! Welcome Dianne. Click HERE to enter the contest for a Kindle copy of Coyote in Provence!
A Little on the Personal Side:
· If you weren’t an author, what would you be? If I were younger, I’d probably be a chef. I love to cook and I love food. I was fortunate to be in a position when my husband was a California Senator to explore entertaining on a big scale. It wasn’t uncommon to have 20 or 30 guests in our home for a fundraiser. I usually cooked five course dinners. It was fun!
· What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? What I love most about writing is when the characters start dictating where the book is going to go. I get a chance to read and write at the same time. What I don’t like is the interminable waiting once I’ve written the book – beta readers, editors, copyeditors, formatters. That’s when I become impatient. Probably based on wanting to write the next book!
· Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself? I love to travel. Meeting people from different cultures, exploring new places, and learning about them keeps me from stagnating!
A Little on the Professional Side:
· Where do you draw your inspiration from? I don’t have one place. I can be inspired when I see green growth coming up through a crack in the sidewalk. What tenacity!
· Has there been a character that has “written itself”? Who? Slade Kelly, a private investigator, wormed his way into my books and I just love to read about him! Several of my readers have told me that he’s their favorite character and why don’t I do a series on him. He’s irascible, educated, but plays dumb, a true reprobate!!!
· What is your thought on eBooks being the new way to read? I fought it tooth and nail. When I got my iPad I remember making a deal with my son, who also had one, that neither one of us would read on an e-book. We would continue to only read print books. I reneged. There is such ease in having a tablet. I generally have a queue on there of books I’m ready to read. It makes travelling so much easier and lighter, plus I don’t have to run to the bookstore or library when I’m out of reading material. Given the younger generation and their reliance on electronic products, I don’t see an end to e-books.
A Little Quick Fire:
*When it comes to books*
Good Guys or Bad Guys? Bad Guys
Fiction or Non-Fiction? Fiction
Handwritten or PC typed? PC typed
Cozy Nook or Outdoors Oasis? Cozy Nook
Happily Ever After or Nail-biter? Both
Writing or Reading? Both
*When it comes to you*
Ice Cream or Cake? Ice cream
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Dress Up or Dress Down? Dress Down
Barefoot or Shoes? Barefoot
Cook or Order Out? Cook
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Click HERE to enter the contest for a Kindle copy of Coyote in Provence! Thanks Dianne!