Monday, May 11, 2015

Interview with a Inspriational Romance Author Diane Dean White

Diane started her writing career at an early age when she asked for a typewriter for Christmas. She pounded the keys writing poetry and short stories in grade school on an old black Royal manual. She wrote for a local newspaper, covering hard news and feature stories including a column called: “Yankee Viewpoint’s”. She enjoys ancestral history and writing donor appeal letters for non-profit organizations. She is the author of Beach Walks, Carolina in the Morning, On a Summer Night, Stories from a Porch Swing, Winter Wonderland and Texting Mr. Right. Diane is also the author of over three-hundred short stories. She and hubby, Stephen, have been married for forty-two years, and they are the parents of three grown children and three grand-gals.

Welcome back to my blog, Diane. I love the book cover. It's draws me into the story. Please tell us about Texting Mr. Right.

Thank you, Linda. This is a novella set it my home state of Michigan. I write mostly inspirational romance and suspense, but this was purely romance. I used the familiar setting at my parent’s cottage on Lake Michigan to introduce readers. The story is fictional but the cities are real.

Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

I wanted to do a story that included the area in Michigan around the great lake, and the cottage. I was asked to write something by a publisher, and sadly a few months after she published this, she dissolved her company. The book was relinquished back to me, so this
April, I did some small edits and it’s now back on Amazon. On both e-book and paperback.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

The area, which is a few hours north of major metro cities in Michigan, is well known to me. But things such as diseases contracted from deer, which are popular and how they are treated took some research. Although our son and daughter-in-love are stateside after six years in the mission field, they now live in California and helped with research there. I take readers on a tour of that area. I constantly do research to be sure names I use aren’t real in a city, and had fun writing this story.

Please tell us about one of the main characters in this story and what you like about him or her.

Megyn is the main character and she has just graduated from college…she watches friends marry and wonders why she hasn’t found Mr. Right. Soon she finds him, but they don’t live in the same part of the state. (Relationships are often separated with both spouses working today.) So when Megyn falls in love she seeks God for guidance, in hopes she and Brandon can make it work…praying, but wondering how. I enjoyed creating a number of characters…Megyn’s girl friend’s mother, Mrs. Young, is a fun-loving woman, and Megyn’s own mother is a character. Brandon is handsome, computer savvy, and knows what he wants in a wife.

Where can my readers find you online?

This book is presently in ebook and paperback on Amazon, and other booksellers.
My website is: www.DianeDeanWhite.com
YouTube video for Texting Mr. Right:


Thanks for this awesome interview, Diane. If this video doesn't make you want to read this story, I don't know what would. Great video! 

"Texting Mr. Right was a fun love story. Brandon was an awesome guy in this story. He was attracted to Megyn right away and their love grew quickly. I love how the author developed his loving personality, using a pet name for Megyn that is so charming… he calls her Beautiful. Megyn reminded me of my own daughters and her pet name for Brandon was Handsome. This story is unique because it doesn't have that old unrealistic misunderstanding between the couple: get mad, stay mad for a few chapters, then make up. Diane White allows the couple to think about their problem, lets the couple try to solve it, and still be wildly in love at the same time. The ending is delightful and totally unlike other love stories, because the author chooses to end the last chapter on their honeymoon. How fun is that!" --Review written by Author Linda Weaver Clarke

27 comments:

Mary L Ball said...

Great interview. I always enjoy reading Diane Dean White's books. She's a very talented author and really knows how to make the reader feel like they're right there with the characters.
If you haven't read Texting Mr. Right I promise, it will be a fun read.

Diane Dean White said...

Thanks much, Mary. I'm glad you enjoy my books. It's fun writing, isn't it? :)

Shirley Strait said...

Thank you both for this wonderful interview and giveaway. This definitely sounds like a book I want to read.

Shirley Strait said...

Thank you both for this wonderful interview and giveaway. This definitely sounds like a book I want to read.

Melanie Backus said...

Texting Mr. right sounds like a great book. Thank you for the interview and giveaway!

Diane Dean White said...

Thank you, Shirley Strait, I hope you do read it. I enjoyed writing it! :)

Diane Dean White said...

Thank you, Melanie. For those who want to read it and don't win a copy, Amazon has a great program that allows you to borrow it for a month, as well as other books. Check it out. :)

Sonja said...

I would love to read your book, Diane. Great interview!

joyce mitchell said...

Texting Mr. Right is a sweet romance. This is one book that will surely find its way onto your most inspirational books list! Diane Dean White is a wonderful writer; she can make you feel like you’re a part of the story and you get to know each character. Great interview!

Diane Dean White said...

Thank you, Sonja, and I hope you will read Texting Mr. Right. :)

Diane Dean White said...

Thank you, Joyce Mitchell. I'm so happy you enjoyed Texting Mr. Right. And I appreciate your sweet review. Thanks much for stopping by. :)

Mary Preston said...

A lovely interview & review thank you.

Diane Dean White said...

Thank you, Mary. I appreciate you taking the time to come by and take part. :)

jill stark said...

Love her writing. Vgreat interview

jill stark said...

Her books are delightful with a wonderful spiritual message

Diane Dean White said...

Thank you, Jill. I'm happy you enjoy my books. I appreciate you stopping by. :)

Guadalupe said...

Oh, Wow!!! Diane this is so beautiful. I love romance and even though I don't read much fiction, your novel looks so appealing and breathtaking that I will grab a copy on Amazon! I loved the video so much that I will share it on my Facebook page :) Blessings, my friend <3

Diane Dean White said...

Thanks so much, Guadalupe for coming by. The video was fun to work on and shows Michigan highlights where the book takes place. The first few photos are my parents cottage over-looking Grand Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. I hope you enjoy the book. And thanks for sharing it. :)

Eileen Rife said...

I love the title of this book, Diane! Intriguing and the "texting" is so in keeping with today's culture. :)

Diane Dean White said...

So true, Eileen, it's become a popular tool of communication. But I'll tell you a secret, I don't use it! :) Thanks much for coming by. I know how busy your promo is for your wonderful books. :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful interview! I love Diane's story telling!

Diane Dean White said...

Thanks Anonymous, I'm happy you stopped by. LOL~ :)

Diane Tatum said...

Glad to see a new book by Dee!

Diane Dean White said...

Thanks much, Diane. I appreciate you coming by! :)

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a terrific story. I'd love the chance to read it.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Diane Dean White said...

Hello, Linda...I hope you do read it, and I appreciate you coming by! :)

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations, Sonja! The author has picked you as the winner of her new book. I know you'll enjoy it.