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November 15, 2012 / diannegray

diannegray:

Woah! I’ve been interviewed :D

Originally posted on tiffanylovesbooks:

As many of you know, the lovely Dianne Gray is our Spotlighted Author. She has granted me this great interview and I hope you guys enjoy it! Be sure to stop by one of her pages (listed below) and say ‘Hello’. :)

Q: Can you give us a quick summary of who you are?
If I go by my twitter profile I am “Author, dream catcher magician and writer of The Everything Theory”
So I guess you could classify me as an author. I have five novels under my belt. Three of these have won national or international writing awards. My latest novel The Eleventh Question was published in late October and (as far as I know) it hasn’t been put forward for any awards. I say ‘as far as I know’ because when ‘Soul’s Child’ won the You Write On Book of the Year Award in September, I actually…

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  1. bodhisattvaintraining / Nov 15 2012 6:27 pm

    Yay :-)

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  2. coffee2words / Nov 15 2012 7:22 pm

    Awesome interview Dianne :D

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  3. danpentagram / Nov 15 2012 10:34 pm

    Great to read Dianne! My favourite author Philip Pullman, once wrote in an interview to never write to an audience. Always write what you enjoy and write a book you yourself would love to read, because even though there will be people out there that don’t like what you have done; chances are there are many people who will.

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    • diannegray / Nov 16 2012 6:31 am

      Thanks Dan. I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I think its probably a waste of time scouring the market to see what’s popular as well, because by the time you finish the book it won’t be popular anymore and someone will have come up with something ‘new and exciting’. I really believe in just writing what you love to write ;)

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  4. susannairn / Nov 15 2012 11:24 pm

    Loved the interview! I can’t wait to read your next 15 books!!

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    • diannegray / Nov 16 2012 6:32 am

      Thanks Susan – you’re such a sweetheart! :)

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  5. Theo Fenraven / Nov 16 2012 12:28 am

    I know it’s not PC to notice someone’s looks, but hon, you’re pretty!

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    • diannegray / Nov 16 2012 6:33 am

      Thank you, Theo – did I tell you I love complements? :D

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  6. mcwoman / Nov 16 2012 12:51 am

    Diane – Congrats on the interview. And such a lovely picture. Good advice as always. I too write what I want to–my characters demand it!

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    • diannegray / Nov 16 2012 6:37 am

      Characters are like that! They are such demanding children :D

      Thank you for the lovely compliment and for coming by to read and comment – wonderful ;)

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  7. Anna Scott Graham / Nov 16 2012 1:38 am

    Great interview… :)

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  8. Photos With Finesse / Nov 16 2012 2:37 am

    Congrats Dianne! A lot of your comments rang true with my industry too. – Suzan -

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    • diannegray / Nov 17 2012 7:36 am

      Very true, Suzan! Thank you so much for the congrats :)

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  9. adinparadise / Nov 16 2012 3:05 am

    Congratulations, Dianne. Great interview. :)

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  10. nrhatch / Nov 16 2012 3:59 am

    Great Q & A . . . and I so agree about writing for yourself.

    From my post ~ Our Field of Dreams:

    Whether or not something I write resonates with a given reader depends on the reader. If I write honestly, my intended audience will appear while those who are not intended to be in my pool of readers will drift away.

    When we are enjoying the journey, we stop worrying about finding our intended audience ~ we trust that our intended audience will find us.

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    • diannegray / Nov 16 2012 6:38 am

      Beautifully stated, Nancy – and so true! :)

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  11. cocoaupnorth / Nov 16 2012 4:27 am

    Brilliant! congratulations and how blessed you are to be able to give up your day job to do what you love.

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    • diannegray / Nov 16 2012 6:39 am

      It’s a wonderful feeling to be given the opportunity to do what you really love. Thank you! :D

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  12. EllaDee / Nov 16 2012 6:16 am

    Great interview, I enjoyed the background info… I’m a few chapters in to The Eleventh Question and have the quandary that I don’t want to get through it too quickly but don’t want to put it down :)

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    • diannegray / Nov 16 2012 6:40 am

      Aw – that’s very sweet of you to say :D I really hope you enjoy it!

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  13. jmmcdowell / Nov 16 2012 10:16 am

    Great interview! :) And now that my husband’s home from the field (with our Kindle!), I can get back to reading The Eleventh Question!

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  14. robincoyle / Nov 16 2012 11:08 am

    Bravo. Encore!

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    • diannegray / Nov 17 2012 6:36 am

      Thank you, Robin (I was a bit nervous about the interview – but it seemed to go okay) :)

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  15. robincoyle / Nov 16 2012 11:08 am

    Oh, and how fun to see what you look like! Beautiful.

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  16. justinwriter / Nov 16 2012 11:54 am

    Great interview! So good to hear you write for yourself rather than to a contrived formula. I think this way you end up with a warmer audience and true followers. Oh, and you’re a magician too! I hope it’s magic you practice and not sorcery. :)

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    • diannegray / Nov 17 2012 6:38 am

      Hahaha – no sorcery (I think) ;) Tiffany has done a great job with the interview – what a doll :D

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  17. Janna G. Noelle / Nov 17 2012 6:03 pm

    Hi Dianne. That was a great interview – congratulations! I had to Google lead-lighting only to learn that it is essentially stained glass. That would make for a very unique hobby. Maybe you should write a novel about that.

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    • diannegray / Nov 18 2012 6:38 am

      I should have said ‘stained glass’ – silly me! I really want to make nice stained glass windows for some of the more protected parts of the old farm-house ;)

      I’m really glad you liked the interview. I have had a lot of difficulty in the place I’m staying at to get an internet connection, but I’m going out to the old farm-house this afternoon and the connectivity is usually great there :D I’m currently suffering from ‘blog withdrawal! :D

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      • Janna G. Noelle / Nov 18 2012 6:45 am

        Actually, you were pretty authentic in saying lead-lighting. According to Wikipedia, “stained glass” is used only in relation to church windows, while leadlight applies anything vernacular, commercial, or domestic.

        Be sure to post some pics of your creations whenever you do get around to making your leadlights. :)

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  18. Jacqui Murray / Nov 18 2012 3:35 am

    Love that quote–‘It’s easier to walk through life if you’re not nailed to a cross’. I need to share that with a few people I know…

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    • diannegray / Nov 18 2012 6:40 am

      Hey, Jacqui – thanks for coming by and commenting. I just love that quote too! :D

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  19. 4amWriter / Nov 19 2012 8:46 am

    Congrats on the interview! I need to catch up on some reading, but you are on my list…! :)

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  20. Daphne Shadows / Nov 20 2012 12:57 pm

    I love your answers. Especially: “I’ve always been a great believer in keeping true to what’s in your heart and not looking outside for what you think other people will like. You’re never going to be able to please everyone, so you’re better off doing what YOU like.”

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    • diannegray / Nov 20 2012 4:29 pm

      It’s very true – there really is no point in writing what you think other people will like because we’re all so different :D

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  21. Naomi Baltuck / Feb 14 2013 9:09 am

    Great interview, Dianne. Congratulations on your new release.

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