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Throwing in the Towel on Scrivener

Look at the top of my dining room table. It’s so beautiful, I could kiss it. It looks like home to me, and I’ve been homesick. You might remember back in October when I was teaching myself how to use the writing software, Scrivener.  I was so enthusiastic. Many of my writing friends use Scrivener to…

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What's Wrong with this Picture?

I was going through my pictures from last week’s retreat with my fellow writers when I came across this one. I didn’t notice it when I snapped the pic, but my bud Alexandra Sokoloff, ordinarily so beautiful, looks a little . . . octopus-like, doesn’t she? It took me a minute to realize she was…

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Welcome Alex Sokoloff to my Blog!

Please welcome my good friend and fellow writer, Alexandra Sokoloff, to the blog. I use Alex’s wonderful writing tips when structuring my books and I’m grateful to her for sharing them so generously. Welcome, Alex! Hi everyone!  If you’ve been reading Diane’s blog for any amount of time you’ve probably heard about her writers’ group,…

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To E or not to E! That is the Question

I need your opinions, whether you read e-books or not. I have seven books that have long been out of print and I’ve now made four of them (Secret Lives, Reflection, Brass Ring and The Escape Artist) available as e-books. Very soon, I’ll have a fifth book up (Fire and Rain).  Now I’m trying to…

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Brass Ring and Repressed Memories

When I was a therapist in training back in the . . . well, a long time ago, we were taught the importance of asking our clients if they’d ever been sexually abused. Particularly in cases where our clients presented with low self-esteem, self destructive behavior or sexual dysfunction, we were encouraged to push a…

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Sneak Peek at the Keeper of the Light Cover!

I’ve been waiting for this one! Keeper of the Light has had a long history. It was my fourth novel, published way back in the early nineties and set in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It sold zillions (slight exaggeration) and was definitely my most popular novel until The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes came along.…

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My Readers are Ageless!

I’m always asked the question “What age group reads your books?”, and I always respond that I seem to have readers of all ages. Today, I present my proof! I recently heard from Sierra Dobbie, a young lady who lives in Ontario, Canada. She’d reviewed Before the Storm on her blog The Reading Chic and…

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Porking Out

One of the best meals we had at the NINC conference was at the Habana Cafe in Gulfport, Florida. It was incredible! Most of us had the lechon asado which is a Cuban pork dish with flavors I’d never tasted before. The restaurant sells a cookbook full of its recipes. Yum! Here I am with my…

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Winning Cover for The Escape Artist E-book

Thank you for all your votes! I tallied up the votes both here and on Facebook and this image is the clear winner with 34 votes.  Second place was the little boy peering over the woman’s shoulder (24), which I have to admit fits the book very well, but one reader mentioned that the little…

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The Escape Artist Cover–One More Time

I’m still not happy with my concept for The Escape Artist’s E-book cover, so I hope you’re willing to vote one more time. I’m not going to bother with the text (my name and the title) until I make my final decision. Remember the book needs to stand out in a thumnail size on Amazon…

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