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Author Interview with Dianne Harman + Giveaway

Today’s interview is with Dianne Harman! Welcome Dianne. Click HERE to enter the contest for a Kindle copy of Coyote in Provence!

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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!

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Cate Beauman’s Newest Release Is Now Available

Cate Beauman’s newest release is available now through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  Visit www.catebeauman.com for more information and to read excerpts from her best selling series The Bodyguards of L.A. County.

 

 

When the past and present collide…

05 - Waiting for Wren Cover reveal and PromotionalWren Cooke has everything she’s ever wanted—a thriving career as one of LA’s top interior designers and a home she loves. Business trips, mockups, and her demanding clientele keep her busy, almost too busy to notice Ethan Cooke Security’s gorgeous Close Protection Agent, Tucker Campbell.

Jaded by love and relationships in general, Wren wants nothing to do with the hazel-eyed stunner and his heart-stopping grins, but Tucker is always in her way. When Wren suddenly finds herself bombarded by a mysterious man’s unwanted affections, she’s forced to turn to Tucker for help.

As Wren’s case turns from disturbing to deadly, Tucker whisks her away to his mountain home in Utah. Haunted by memories and long-ago tragedies, Tucker soon realizes his past and Wren’s present are colliding. With a killer on the loose and time running out, Tucker must discover a madman’s motives before Wren becomes his next victim.

 

The Unofficial Waiting For Wren Soundtrack

As I have discussed with previous book launches, music plays a huge part in my writing process. I typically listen to Pandora or YouTube and compile a collection of songs that I feel represent my characters or the situations they face as the novel unfolds.  Here are a few of the songs that I had on “repeat” while I created Tucker and Wren’s story!

The soundtrack, of sorts, for Waiting For Wren:

  • Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips
  • Lego House by Ed Sheeran
  • Wanted by Hunter Hayes
  • What Would Happen If We Kissed by Meredith Brooks
  • Trying Not to Love You by Nickelback
  • Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth Ft. Emeli Sande
  • I Hate How Much I Love You by Rhianna Ft. NeYo
  • Be Still by The Fray
  • All Along by Remedy Drive
  • Clarity by Zedd
  • Mirrors by Justin Timberlake
  • To Build A Home by Cinematic Orchestra

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Author Interview with Cynthia Vespia + ARC Giveaway!

On today’s Page to Page Author Interview we welcome Cynthia Vespia!

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be?  I’d need to be doing something creative. Originally my plan was to become a graphic designer, and I still do that on a freelance basis designing everything from promotional posters to book covers. So I would’ve probably wound up in advertising or hell I want to be a rock star! That’s why I karaoke so much 😉
  • What three things do you think your readers would be surprised to know about you? Since I’m a pretty private person there’s a lot even my closest friends and family don’t know about me. But to offer up 3 things to my readers that they may not know it would be

1) I collect weapons. Mostly swords from movies. So far I have the sword from Braveheart; Troy; Xena; Conan; and Sting from LOTR.

2) I honestly enjoy listening to jazz/blues. Where 80’s rock is my first love I am diverse in my tastes and even good bluesy country can peak my interest.

3) I used to be incredibly shy and reserved in school. Growing up I was a quiet kid, which is how I found reading and writing to begin with. It wasn’t until I started competing in fitness competitions that I really broke out of my shell and that was a long time after I graduated.

  • What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? My favorite part about writing is creating characters and worlds for them to play in. I also really love hearing reader feedback. When they recount a scene or emotion to me that I had in my head when writing it that’s when it really gets my juices going.

What I don’t like, or what I find most difficult, is the marketing and promotional aspect. Don’t get me wrong, doing an interview like this is a lot of fun. And going on tours to conventions, readings, etc. is a blast! But the constant social media promotion gets tiring when you have a million other things on your plate and its honestly one of the areas that I wish I could outsource.

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