Wednesday, January 06, 2010

with Diana Brandemeyer

Patterings



Tell us about your epiphany moment when you decided you were going to seriously pursue writing and eventually publication.
I don’t think I had a clear moment. I’ve always wanted to write and have written for a long time. I decided to take a course on writing children’s books which gave me the push I needed to send out material.

Which of your books (published or upcoming) has been the most fun for you to write and which character is your favorite?
Every time I start a new book that character becomes my center of enjoyment. It’s like discovering a new friend, the old friends are great but this new one brings another aspect to your life you didn’t expect.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
My most difficult obstacle is in trusting myself. I used to think it was procrastination but now realize it’s my way of not putting myself at risk. I’m working on overcoming it. I set up mini-goals, cheap ones! If I write for thirty minutes I can check facebook and do a few things for 15 minutes. That seems to be working.

Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote?
Randi. I love trucks and always thought it would be great fun to drive cross country. When I wrote this book Randi became my way of doing that.

What is your strangest habit?
I’m a big crazy with the wipes…the ones that kill germs. I take them into the hotel room and wipe down the remote and door handles. I know they clean the rooms but….

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
Cleaning the bathrooms! I hate doing it even though it doesn’t take very long. I think it’s the harsh chemicals and I always end up feeling yucky after I’m finished.

What would a perfect day for you look like?
Wake up to sunshine after sleeping for eight hours straight, breakfast with hubby at our favorite place, The Shiloh Grill and then spend the day biking of course since it is a perfect day I wouldn’t get tired, hot and cranky!

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I’m all over when it comes to reading. I read Christian romances, fiction, mysteries autobiographies, cookbooks and throw in occasional science fiction and fantasy!

Are there certain foods or snacks keeps the words flowing for you?
Sadly it’s Diet Dr. Pepper which is so not good for me or I’m drinking iced tea.

Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?
Abandonment seems to show up in my books quite often with the realization as Christians we are never alone.

What lesson is the Lord teaching you right now or recently taught you?
Show up and do the work. =)

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
Sometime in 2011, it’s a nonfiction book about blended families.


You can purchase Hearts on the Road from CBD and Amazon:


Diana is giving away a copy of Hearts on the Road. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment and check back on Sunday, January 10th to see if you've won. You can enter twice--once on each post in this spotlight. If you want to guarantee that you're notified if you win, then leave your email address in the comment, otherwise, you can just check back and email me through the button in my sidebar.
**Annoying little disclaimer: This giveaway is void where prohibited; open only to U.S. addresses, odds of winning depend on number of entrants. No purchase necessary. By clicking on the Amazon link above or in the sidebar and purchasing I will receive a small percentage of the sale.

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:13 AM

    would enjoy reading this book....thanks for the opportunity.

    karenk
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  2. Please enter me:) Would love to read this. Thanks!!

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  3. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Seems like I have read something by her. She is a good writer. I would enjoy her new book. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Ruthanne

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  4. I enjoyed the interview with Diana. It is always good for me to see auhtors that are ahead of me on the road to see what they have done. I would love to read her book to get a better feel for things and to aquaint myself with an author I haven't read before.

    mari.lavell@gmail.com

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  5. Anonymous3:31 PM

    I'd love to win this book. Thanks for a wonderful interview!
    Esther
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  6. Please enter me in the drawing. I enjoyed the interview. ~Abby


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  7. Please enter me...thanks!

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  8. Another enjoyable interview. Please enter me in the drawing.

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