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May 15, 2013 / diannegray

Death by Chocolate–Interview with Dianne Gray

Char is a fantastic blogger. Check out her interview with me (particularly if you like funny crocodile stories!) πŸ˜€

Joy in the Moments

Treat time! No…it isn’t chocolate (unless a planetΒ on a collision course with Earth is made up of chocolate–please let it be dark, with toffee chunks. I would die happy!).But sorry, this post will not treat you to that kind of news.Β 

Today’s treat is an interview with an author who loves chocolate though (next best thing to eating your own Skor bar).Β 

Dianne Gray is here to answer a few questions I’ve whipped up for her. I’ve followed Dianne’s blog for a while now and read a couple of her books. This Aussie has talent (a list of awards a mile long)…and she’s funny too.

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  1. char / May 15 2013 5:57 am

    Thanks so much for doing the interview with me, Dianne! It was so much fun getting to know you better. You’re the best.


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 7:15 am

      The pleasure is all mine, Char. You’ve done a fantastic job here and I love the pics too! πŸ˜‰


  2. avwalters / May 15 2013 6:40 am

    That’s a great interview. Death by Chocolate, eh? Ahh, but what a way to go.


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 7:17 am

      If there is any way to go – that’s it! LOL πŸ˜‰


  3. JackieP / May 15 2013 6:49 am

    Excellent interview! πŸ™‚


  4. billyraychitwood1 / May 15 2013 7:39 am

    Just had SEES dark chocolate (my wife’s favorite) prior to reading this great interview – does anyone care that I prefer milk chocolate? πŸ™‚ How is it that some people have that ‘electric’ quality no matter that oceans and seas separate? Dianne Gray has that quality…made my afternoon…


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:26 pm

      I’ve never heard of SEES dark chocolate, but I’ll be searching for it now, Billy Ray πŸ˜‰

      I love the way you say β€˜electric’ quality – wow, what a lovely compliment! πŸ˜€


  5. Peter / May 15 2013 8:07 am

    Great interview!

    The more we find out about you the crazier you get (in our family “crazy” is a compliment!)

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    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:27 pm

      LOL! I love being “crazy” – there are so many stories to tell, Peter πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for reading the interview!


  6. nrhatch / May 15 2013 8:11 am

    Death by Chocolate . . . πŸ˜€


  7. EllaDee / May 15 2013 10:21 am

    Great interview, you have a treasure trove of stories… poor hubby πŸ˜‰


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:33 pm

      Hubby still tells people I set a croc on him! LOL – I just say he needs to harden up πŸ˜‰


  8. Kozo Hattori / May 15 2013 11:00 am

    I heard in Japan they are selling those blood splattered t-shirts for a fortune. What a show that must have been. Thank God your hubby has forgiveness and a hand. {{{hugs]}} Kozo
    I love Cayo as well.


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:37 pm

      LOL – I’m wondering when they actually noticed they all had blood spatter on them! They probably wouldn’t know where it came from because it all happened so fast πŸ˜€ Luckily hubby has a lot of forgiveness (particularly because I nearly electrocuted him last week when I told him the power was off and it wasn’t – oops) 😯

      I’m so glad Cayo is your favorite. I thought he would be {{{hugs}}}


  9. Jacqui Murray / May 15 2013 11:21 am

    Fun interview. You are a character.


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:39 pm

      Thank you, Jacqui – I’m so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ˜€


  10. Jacqui Murray / May 15 2013 11:23 am

    OK, I bought your book. that was a great interview! It hit all my hot buttons.


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:40 pm

      Woo hoo! I’m SO flattered! Thank you so much Jacqui (happy dancing now!) πŸ˜€


  11. Janna G. Noelle / May 15 2013 11:28 am

    You know I love your funny animal stories. I’m off to read it … right … now….


  12. T. W. Dittmer / May 15 2013 11:44 am

    Great interview, Dianne. You’ve done so many things so well.


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:41 pm

      Thank you, Tim. I’m so glad you enjoyed it πŸ˜€


  13. Rebecca Bradley / May 15 2013 1:46 pm

    I also follow Diane and I’ve enjoyed this interview. Strangely, smiling at the croc story!


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:42 pm

      I’m so glad you liked the croc story, Rebecca. Hubby still talks about it with people we meet as if I planned the whole thing LOL πŸ˜‰


  14. Ardent car blogger / May 15 2013 2:37 pm

    “Death by Chocolate”…the name stirred my curiosity…and sharing a good post is the real token of appreciation on web for any writer πŸ™‚


  15. Maddie Cochere / May 15 2013 3:39 pm

    Ok. That was fun! πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:44 pm

      Thanks, Maddie. I miss you! 😦


      • Maddie Cochere / May 15 2013 3:51 pm

        Thanks, Dianne. I’ve missed being around. There’s quite a bit going on here lately to include an emergency surgery for my sister tomorrow. It’s actually been relaxing to stay up late tonight and read blogs after a stressful day.


      • diannegray / May 15 2013 3:57 pm

        I really hope everything goes well for your sister ***hugs*** my darling…


      • Maddie Cochere / May 15 2013 4:07 pm

        Thank you, Dianne!


  16. Darla Welchel / May 15 2013 10:55 pm

    What a fun interview! I love the story of your hubby and the baby croc; although I’m afraid he probably doesn’t think it is all that humorous! I’ve been on a reading hiatus so haven’t read the books you sent me yet, but now I’m inspired to polish them off. I may be contacting you for an interview to put with my review! Thanks for sharing this and getting this reviewer off her duff and start reading again!


    • diannegray / May 16 2013 4:52 am

      LOL – “getting this reviewer off her duff” – I’ve never heard that expression before, Darla! πŸ˜€

      I’m really glad you liked the interview – it was a lot of fun. There’s no rush to read the books, whenever you’re ready they’ll just be sitting there waiting for you πŸ˜‰ An interview sounds great! πŸ˜€


      • Darla Welchel / May 17 2013 10:31 am

        Well, most people transpose another word for the bottom, but I was trying to be delicate!
        Guess what I saw this afternoon?!!!!
        Star Trek, Into the Darkness!
        It was so good! I won’t spill any info, don’t want to ruin it for you!


  17. Darla Welchel / May 15 2013 10:59 pm

    Incidentally, I’m a chocoholic myself! Have you tried chocolate potato chips (crisps, I think you call them)? To make your own, scatter a handful of chips on a plate and sprinkle with chocolate chips (I like to put 3-4 on the big ones). Next microwave for about 20-40 seconds. I spread the chocolate around with a spoon when it gets soft enough. Then let cool for a sec and eat and enjoy! Sweet and Salty!


    • diannegray / May 16 2013 4:53 am

      Good grief – that sounds sensational!!! I’m definitely trying it πŸ˜€


      • Darla Welchel / May 17 2013 10:33 am

        oh it is very yummy; kind of a guilt pleasure (I hide in the closet to eat them – that’s the first sign of a real problem, right?) πŸ˜›


  18. 4amWriter / May 16 2013 3:57 am

    Great interview Dianne. Your poor husband! But I’m so glad the incident didn’t scare away the tourists!! As I noted on Char’s blog, I love the sound of the serial killer book. What a great plot!


    • diannegray / May 16 2013 4:57 am

      I’ve had a lot of positive comments about the serial killer and writer book. I must get stuck into it again and finish it (I need a ‘personal trainer’ to push me through my writing these days and get me away from sanding doors!) πŸ˜‰

      I’m so glad you liked the interview – thank you so much for taking the time to read it, Char is fantastic πŸ˜€


  19. jmmcdowell / May 16 2013 9:13 am

    Great interview, Dianne! You really need to get that house finished and back to writing!


    • diannegray / May 16 2013 3:12 pm

      I certainly do need to get the house finished, JM. There’s a few hiccups at the moment that I may write about soon…but in the meantime I’ll keep smiling (grimacing maybe!) 😯

      I’m so glad you liked the interview. Char is great! πŸ˜€


  20. ramblingsfromamum / May 16 2013 8:47 pm

    If you can’t see me I have drowned in brown stuff with nuts floating to the surface.


  21. Sheila / May 17 2013 3:15 am

    Very fun interview! It’s great getting to know you better through them. I’ve also been a waitress and a freelance writer so I can sympathize with those. Can’t say I’ve been an assistant in a crocodile farm, but it sounds like that was an adventure!


    • diannegray / May 17 2013 5:27 am

      Thanks for coming by and reading the interview, Sheila. It was fun to do πŸ˜€ You’ve never worked in a crocodile farm? Gee – I thought everyone had (lol)! πŸ˜‰


  22. Vikki Thompson / May 18 2013 7:28 pm

    Excellent πŸ™‚



  23. Irish Katie / May 18 2013 10:06 pm

    That was a cool interview *smiles* … and the upcoming book about the plagiarist writer kidnapped by the killer… that sound totally interesting!


    • diannegray / May 19 2013 5:54 am

      I’ve been working on that in the last few days and it gets more interesting by the minute! LOL – I’m really enjoying writing it πŸ˜€


  24. adinparadise / May 19 2013 12:03 am

    Brilliant interview, Dianne. I’m also waiting for the kidnap story. It sounds really intriguing and rather scary.


    • diannegray / May 19 2013 5:55 am

      Thanks so much for reading, Sylvia! That story has just hit number one on my to ‘do list’ πŸ˜€


  25. the eternal traveller / May 19 2013 1:51 pm

    I’m pleased to hear that you have more books coming!


    • diannegray / May 19 2013 2:23 pm

      Now I just have to find the time to finish them. I’m going to have to lock myself away (or stop sanding doors) πŸ˜‰


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