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About Diane Story
I grew up in a small mountain community in the beautiful California Sierras. I have eight sisters and one brother. My love of romance novels started early on and I often times found myself lost in the authors version of life and love. It was then that I knew I would one day write romance. Thirty three years, one husband and four grand-babies later I finally sat down to my lap top and started writing.
My fist manuscript still sits in a drawer and one day I might submit it. My next three manuscripts were soon published. My current projects are well under way and I can hardly wait to share them with my readers.
After attending college in the 80's I began a long career working with medical insurance, and now after what seems like a lifetime, I am able to work on my goals as a romance and horror/fantasy novelist.
Feel free to runaround in my site for news and updates. Stay a while and visit.Take a look at my books, and feel free to e-mail me if you have a question.
An Interview with Diane Story
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Diane, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is The Gargoyle's Female. What inspired this unique, sizzling tale?
DS: I've always had a vivid imagination. One day I was watching a documentary about New York and I saw the pictures of the Gargoyles sitting on the top of the buildings. I imagined them coming to life and what they would be like. They are misunderstood mythical creatures. People fear them, yet they were created to protect us. So, I thought of my book and how I could make their world interesting. I had a great time with it.
HH: What can you tell us about Katharine and what makes her unique among your heroines?
DS: Katharine is unique because she's not what many romance readers would consider beautiful. She's down to earth and your basic every day sort of girl. In the book, she realizes she is more than human, and her importance to the Gargoyle clan. She is naive, yet smart.
HH: What can you tell us about Behlem and what is special about him?
DS: Behlem is bigger than life, and he does not see it. Even though he is half Gargoyle and half human, he is respected amongst the clan and the other Gargoyles. He is strong, and knows what he wants for his people. However, he does not recognize his own feelings and needs. He is selfless, yet determined. A real gentleman in a Gargolian sort of way.
HH: What sort of research was required to bring this story so convincingly to life?
DS: It was important for me to research how Gargoyles came to be. Not only the cartoonish aspects of them we see in today’s movies. But also their history. Also, I wanted all of my characters to be from the USA, or this part of our world. Hence, the Narcoblitz, the Werecats, Squonks, SkinWalkers,,, etc... Their all in my book.
HH: What else do each of you have in store for lucky readers?
DS: My new erotic series "Pop Babies" starts in April 2012 with book one, "Pop Baby Krissy Doucet." These novellas are about the princesses and princes of the Pop culture in entertainment. "Pop Baby Krissy Doucet" was inspired by the well-publicized relationship of my nephew Kevin Federline and his marriage to Britney Spears. In May 2012, watch for "Pop Baby Maddy Fortin" I am currently writing Pop Baby three "Pop Baby Jeannie Baker" In all of these stories, I dare the reader to guess what pop entertainer inspired me...
HH: How has the romance genre changed since you began writing?
DS: I would say that it has become more competitive. There are many wonderful authors out there and each of them all desires the same thing. Success and readers who love them.
HH: What changes in the market please you most?
DS: In the history of romance, things always come around to the same point. sort of like bell-bottom jeans and tie-die. They always come back. But it is always pleasing to me that this genre remains strong. We are all romantics at heart.
HH: What sources of inspiration do you draw from for ideas?
DS: All kinds. I have several authors I read. But not one in particular that I would call my favorite. Truth be known, all authors are my favorite. We all have the same dreams and goals. My inspiration comes from my imagination. Have you ever gone to a friend’s house and looked at the pictures on thier walls? Sure, we all do that. But have you ever REALLY, looked? Next time you do, ask your friend why they chose the art that they did. You might be surprised that there is a part of them you never knew.
HH: What's your favorite book so far in 2012?
DS: I have not had time to read a lot so far this year. So, I can't answer this one... yet... :-)
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
DS: December 21st. I am curious to see if the Mayans were right and the world as we know it will really end.
HH: Thank you!
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