AUTHOR INTERVIEW- DIANE HOLIDAY
Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?
A. I write romantic suspense books and live on Lake Murray in beautiful South Carolina with my retired Navy husband, who is my go-to for colorful slang and guy talk. I have two grown children who live in Maine and San Diego. I like to write heroines who are relatable, everyday people with spunk and wit. Their only superpower is fierce independence. I’m an animal lover, and each of my three books has a dog in them. A tribute to the golden retriever that stole my heart for thirteen years and warmed my feet when I wrote on chilly mornings. My favorite books to read are romantic suspense and contemporary. I read many authors but love Jill Shalvis, Catherine Coulter, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Linda Howard.
Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from?
A. As a child, I loved to read, (Nancy Drew, Laura Ingalls Wilder books, and Little Women) and I wrote every night without fail in my diary. In high school, I was the newspaper editor and have just always loved to put pen to paper.
Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books?
A. I usually brainstorm with my critique group and editor for book titles.
Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019?
A. I’m working on the third book in my Love Beyond Danger series. It will be released this fall. The title is Love on the Line.
Q5. How long have you been writing?
A. I’ve been writing since I was first able. I was laughing at some entries in my diary from when I was in first grade and had a crush on a boy. So funny!
Q6. What advice would you like to give to other authors?
A. I have several pieces of advice for other authors. Get into a good critique group. Their critiques are invaluable and the support is amazing. Also, don’t compare yourself to other authors who may put out more books or seem to be doing so much better. Try to evaluate your personal goals and be true to what makes you happy. And lastly, put yourself out there. Write from your heart and people will feel your writing. It’s not easy to do. I know firsthand. But it makes all the difference in the world.
Q7. Where can we connect with you online?
Q8. Do you plan on writing any more books in the future?
A. I’m planning another series, contemporary this time, set on a lake. (Inspired by Lake Murray.)
Q9. How many books have you written?
A. I’ve written three books (all published by City Owl Press.) Available on Kindle Unlimited.
Love in Hiding, Love Uncovered, and to be released in the fall, Love on the Line.
The links are: http://smarturl.it/HidingAmz
Q10. Did you go to college with the intent to be a writer?
A. did not go to college to be a writer. I double majored in Economics and Information Systems Management. But I took AP English courses and have taken a ton of workshops and classes on writing outside of college.