Monday, June 19, 2017

Interview with Inspirational Romance Author Diane Dean White

Diane is the author of Carolina in the Morning, On a Summer Night, Stories from a Porch Swing, Texting Mr. Right, This Side of Heaven, Lilacs in May and Journey of Redemption. A former newspaper reporter and weekly magazine columnist, Diane has written over three-hundred short stories which have been published worldwide. She lives with her husband of 45 years, they are the parents of three grown children and three granddaughters.

Welcome to my blog, Diane. Please tell us about Lilacs in May.

Thank you for having me Linda. It’s always fun to share on your blog. LILACS in MAY takes place in the rural area of Saginaw, Michigan. A graduating senior and her younger sister take on responsibilities due to an unforeseen situation. Their older brother returns from his ship in the US Navy, and introduces Heather to a college friend who helps them carry on after the tragedy they go through.

Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

I wanted to do some more stories that take place in Michigan, and honestly as a fly-by-the-seat writer…it truly led me!

What kind of research did you do?

A little about legal laws for Michigan and some fun song lyrics. This takes place in 1971, so I had to remember to dial O for operator, there was no 911, the kind of perfume that was popular then, and those fun hair dryers aren’t blow dryers!

Tell me about one of the main characters and what you love about him or her?
I enjoyed Heather and her personality and how she knew what her kid sister was up to but also how she encouraged her to do the best with the talents the Lord gave her. Her faith was strong and there were many hard decisions to make.

Where is your website and blog so my readers can check out your recent and past books that you have written?

My website and author blog are at The books are all there and links to where they can be obtained.

Thank you so much for this interview, Diane. I hope my followers will check out this book. I love your book cover.


Library Lady said...

Lilacs, my favorite flower. Now if only the book had a scratch and sniff sticker.
Thanks for introducing me to a new author.
Janet E.

Melanie Backus said...

What a beautiful cover! Diane is a new author to me and I would love to read her book. Thank you for the opportunity.

mauback55 at gmail dot com

Diane Dean White said...

Janet, that is a great idea. I too love lilacs and we had bushes all around our back lot line in Michigan. But they don't grow in that scratch and sniff is a good idea! :)

Diane Dean White said...

Hello Melanie, thank you for stopping by. I hope you'll check out some of my other books as well. :)

Mary L Ball said...

Diane Dean White is one of my favorite authors. I've enjoy all her books and many of her short stories. The lady has an awesome way of putting the reader right there, beside the characters with her wiring. Diane is a inspiration to her readers. The way she weaves her faith gently into the lives of her characters is both, strong and loving, and often times eye-opening. Many blessings to your books, and all to come.

Diane Dean White said...

Thank you, Mary, for coming by. And thank you for your kind remarks
about my books. I'm so happy you enjoy them, and hope my next one,
Beyond the May River, will be just as enjoyable.

Nancy Luebke said...

Our property has several lilac bushes on it and they are so beautiful.It's a shame I can't have them in our house because of allergies.this cover is beautiful.Thanks for this opportunity.

Diane Dean White said...

Oh Nancy that's such a shame you can't enjoy their fragrance.
But allergies are bad. They are out for such a short time. I've
never looked into perfume called Lilac...wonder how that would
work. Not as nice as the real thing. Thanks for coming by. :)