Thursday, June 23, 2016

Diane Dean White novel


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THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN
by Diane Dean White


Diane started her writing career in a southern town
where she did reporting, and wrote her first column "Yankee Viewpoint's." They returned to Michigan, where she did stringer work, ancestral history, and donor appeal letters for non-profit organizations, while doing her favorite job...a stay-at-home Mom. Diane became a columnist for a weekly magazine for four years. She is the author of over three-hundred short stories, and seven books. She and hubby, Stephen, have been married for forty-four years, and they are the parents of three grown children and three grand-gals. They live in the Sunshine state.


Welcome, Diane. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Aw…King Solomon…I’d like to eat the food from this time, and see the man and hear more wisdom flow from his mouth.


What do you enjoy most about writing?
It’s the fun of creating a plot and using imaginary people to weave a story. I take myself out of the reality of my day, and although research is time consuming and necessary, I love seeing everything as it comes together within a full circle. I trust the Lord and seek His direction in all of my writing. After numerous rewrites, I can’t wait to write THE END.


Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table?
Yes, a spare bedroom works nicely as my office. I have a back injury so I use a chaise lounge with a portable keyboard on my lap. My computer is next to me on a table with my printer, and photos of my book-signings are above on the wall.  A painting my grandmother did is over an old desk, bookshelves, and other special wall-hangings are on the opposite side. I have a wicker table next to me under my window which holds an aloe plant, a dish of seashells and a few other fun things.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
I’m always happy to hear when someone likes my book, and then does a review. I don’t think readers realize how important these are for authors, and I encourage those who share how much they enjoy one of my books, to please follow it up with a review. Word of mouth is an excellent way to share how much readers enjoy books, and I’m grateful for that and Facebook postings.


Please tell us a little about your novel, This Side of Heaven.
“Only one hurdle and they were free to fall in love.”


Darlene arrives in rural Georgia with her two preschoolers to escape an abusive marriage. In hiding, she struggles to adjust to a secretive life among the pecan trees and gardenias. Then comes an unexpected visit from a neighbor.


Detective Brett Gafee is married to his job and his community, and heir to large pecan orchards. Expectations of a loving relationship dwindle over the years, and he sets aside all thoughts of marriage. Then he introduces himself to Darlene.


Darlene’s secret past keeps her at bay from both Brett and her feelings. Can she be true to her heart and to Brett? When the truth comes out, will Brett pick up the pieces, or will he walk away?

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Facebook Author Page

Facebook Personal Page
Amazon Author Page
Pinterest
Goodreads


Where can readers purchase This Side of Heaven?
Amazon

Any parting comment?
In all my books I seek God’s direction, and share the salvation plan. I may be writing a romance, and most have suspense added, but its important my characters look to Him, although some do go through trials and redemption takes place. I want my books to be something my granddaughters can read, and I stay true to that.


Thank you, Jo, for having me visit today. I appreciate your sweet hospitality and time to share.


Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer.)
Are you interested in all genres, or what do you enjoy most; historical, contemporary, suspense, mysteries? And do you enjoy writing a review?



One commenter will be chosen to win an eBook copy of This Side of Heaven, which Diane has graciously offered.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Knight in Shining Apron by Carole Brown is Patricia. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.




Thanks for reading my blog! Recently released book 3 in the West Virginia Mountains series is titled Promise Me. Available in print and eBook at Amazon!

24 comments:

  1. I'm interested in all genres, depending on the day. I know that the review is important to the authors, so I now enjoy writing one. I enjoyed this blog. Thank you!

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    1. Becky, you're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the blog post. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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  2. Thank you for coming by, Becky. It's great to be open to all kinds of writing. :)

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  3. Diane Dean White is an awesome author. I've read all her books and enjoy waiting for her new adventures to come out. I'm more drawn to reading contemporary fiction. :)

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    1. Thank you for you kind words, Mary. I'm happy you enjoy my books. Bless you, my friend. :)

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  4. Your writing place sounds lovely! And so does your book! We have lots of pecan orchards around us. Such beautiful trees!

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    1. It is comfortable and away from the main stream of things, Angie. Oh, I'd love to enjoy pecan trees again...we learned a lot about them living in GA. I guess that's how they worked their way into This Side of Heaven. Thanks for coming by. :)

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    2. Angie, thanks for coming by to leave your comment. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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  5. Love reading your blog and books!I've read all books by Diane Dean White; she really has a knack for the written word! Bless you.

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    1. Joyce, I didn't realize you'd read This Side of Heaven...but I appreciate your sweet comments on my books. Blessing to you too! :)

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    2. Joyce, thanks for leaving your comment. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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    1. Thank you, Caroline...I appreciate the share! :)

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  7. I really enjoy suspense and contemporary. Enjoyed reading about your new book!

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    1. Donna, glad you enjoyed the blog post. Thanks for commenting. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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    2. Thank you, Donna. I appreciate you stopping by. :)

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  8. My favorite are suspense. I also like Amish fiction.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. rubynreba, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

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    2. Hello rubynreba, and I agree, suspense is great! :)

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  9. My favorite are suspense. I also like Amish fiction.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  10. I'd love to win. This books sounds wonderful. JanetDOThopeATattDOTnet

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    1. Janet, thanks for stopping by to comment.

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    2. Hello Janet, I think you would enjoy it. I appreciate you coming by~ :)

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