Thursday, May 31, 2012

Interview with Diana Brandmeyer & giveaway

Answer Diana's question to be entered into the giveaway. Leave contact information

Why do you write the kind of books you do?

I write Christian focused books because that’s me. Christ is a part of everything I do and I don’t think I could separate Him or God from my writing.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?

Ha! I can’t pick one day. Getting married, having my boys, adopting my son? All great!

How has being published changed your life?

There’s more pressure to write more books.

What are you reading right now?

1 of the 300 books on my iPad.

What is your current work in progress?

I’m working on something set in 1878 Illinois

What would be your dream vacation?

An all-expenses paid one to anywhere!

How do you choose your settings for each book?

My characters choose where they are going to live.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?

I can’t think of anyone famous. I don’t want to do that because then they become normal and what’s the fun in that? Although I would like to spend time with Bobby Flay so I could learn how to use my new BBQ qrill.

What three things about you would surprise readers?

I don’t like driving. I’d like to have a pet goat and am gluten free which makes eating anywhere tough.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

I like to walk, ride bikes with my husband and sew.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?

STUDY!!!! Get the Margie Lawson courses, the My Book Therapy books and go through them. You’re writing will jump to another level making it easier to sell.

Tell us about the book.

Heaven’s Stolen His Heart
After witnessing the ravages of the Civil War, Travis Logan vowed to give up doctoring. But when fellow steamboat passenger Caleb Wharton collapses at his feet, Travis knows he must lend his aid. As the old man lies dying, he makes Travis promise to take care of his land and find Heaven. Travis can’t help but wonder what Heaven has to do with a real place, so he heads to Caleb’s farm to fulfill his promise.
Weeks of facing marauders and caring for her father’s home have finally taken their toll on Heaven Wharton. When an unknown young man charges the house, Heaven attempts to fire a warning shot but ends up shooting the man instead. Shocked, she and her sister, Angel, drag a semi-conscious Travis into the house and nurse him back to health.
As Travis and Heaven both struggle to control their destinies, will they learn that only a heart that follows God can ever find peace on earth?

What do you want readers to take away from the book?

I hope they laugh, feel the emotions of the characters and realize that they are never on their own as long as they have Christ living in them.

What one question would you like us to ask your readers?

Do you read for historical accuracy or just the historical setting?

Tell us about the giveaway you’re offering.

One winner will win an autographed copy of A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee

Other information:
Twitter @dianabrandmeyer
Fbfan page


Diana Brandmeyer said...

Thanks for having me here today, Laura.

Robin Bayne said...

I don't like driving either! Thanks for sharing with us : )

virginialover4ever said...

I do not like driving anymore either- I only drive as a necessity!!!! I do love to read or write and would love to get one of your books Diana Brandmeyer!!!

virginialover4ever said...

I dont like driving either- I would much rather just ride!!! I do love reading- would love to get one of your books to read Diana Brandmyer!!!

Vera said...

Story line of a doctor who wants to stop "doctoring" getting shot and having to be doctored by someone else - Heaven in this case, sounds interesting. I find it interesting to read stories featuring medicine during this early period of our Country's history.

godleyv at yahoo[dot]com

StoryqueenD said...

Hello! I am less interested in historical accuracy than I am in learning more about the historical setting. Thanks for the chance to win your book.

God's richest blessing to you!
Donna C.

Nancee said...

Historical accuracy is important to me as well as the historical setting. Good writing reflects the author's respect for accuracy in portraying events or locations in books of fiction. Thank you for a wonderful interview, and thank you for offering this giveaway!

pol said...

Diana The book looks like a good one with some great characters would love to read it, I think I would like historical accuracy but the setting is most important to me in a historical romance. thanks for sharing today...
Paula O(

karenk said...

i am not an expert on historical accuracy...i applaud the authors for thier attention to detail. i do enjoy reading historial novels...very much, in fact :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Vera said...

Hmmm... seems some of the comments prefer an historical setting but don't care if the information is historically accurate. Frankly, I prefer to have both. I realize that for a storyline to develope, sometimes the named/real historical character needs to have words and deeds attributed to him/her that we have no way of knowing if they are truly accurate. However, I think an author should strive to bring as much truth and accuracy to the story as possible - deeds, facts, setting. I find many do and it is an enjoyable read when that is accomplished.

godleyv at yahoo [dot]com

MsRubyKat said...

I like both historical accuracy and the historical setting. If it's local or someplace I've been to, that's even better.

lollipops said...

Thanks for Visiting, Diana! Vera is the winner of the free book, congratulations to Vera!