Friday, March 26, 2010
Welcome Diane Burke
What are your favorite TV shows? Why?
As for blogging, I have found that group blogging is the way I’d like to go. It gives you a wider audience and frees more of your time to devote to your writing. At the moment, I am actively looking for like-minded people to start a blog with.
However, I do have a FaceBook page and would welcome people to visit me there.
Have you considered branding and taglines? Any ideas you’d like to run past us?
I’m not good at branding but realize the importance of it. The only thing I can say is that I try to write about everyday people finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances. My characters in Midnight Caller always believed that bad things happen to everybody---but evil is supposed to happen to somebody else. In my books, evil comes calling to the common, ordinary person. I try to write an edge-of-the-seat story without the gore, high on relationships, family, and firmly based in faith. Any suggestions your readers might have for a tag line would be greatly appreciated.
What’s your next project?
I just got the call that my second manuscript, Double Identity, has been purchased and will be published by Steeple Hill next year, March 2011.
Currently, I’m working on my third manuscript. The working title is The Bounty Hunter.
Anything you want to add?
Only that I’m grateful for the opportunity to visit with you and your readers and let them know a little bit about myself and my writing.
Diane's Question for You: Are there any subjects in romantic suspense that you feel have been overdone? Any subject that you might like to see explored more? And do you think a romantic suspense can be interesting, compelling read without excessive gore or explicit sex?
Three deaths, one connection—the anonymous calls all three women reported in the weeks before they died. Detective Tony Marino wants to close this case before another woman disappears. Especially when he meets a fatherless little boy whose mother is being stalked. Single mom Erin O'Malley tells Tony about her anonymous caller's heavy breathing and unnerving silences. And the feeling of being watched—constantly. Now, after years of thinking he had nothing to offer a wife and child, Tony will do anything to protect the family that feels like his own. Because Erin is next on the killer's list.
Read an excerpt
Diane lives in Florida, nestled between the excitement of the Daytona Speedway and the quiet, historical St. Augustine. When not writing, she enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, reading, sitting by the ocean and playing with her dogs, Thea and Cocoa. Diane is very excited about her debut novel and would love to hear from her readers. She can be reached at email@example.com .
Diane is very excited about her debut novel and would love to hear from her readers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find her at eHarlequin and Facebook.
Thanks for being with us today, Diane.