When did you know you wanted to be a writer? What were some of your first steps toward making your dream a reality?
I had this nagging voice inside my head, telling me that I should write a book. It was not giving me peace, until one day I decided to listen, and this were my first steps toward my dreams.
What 3 adjectives best describe you?
Humble, Dedicated and Inspirational
Tell us about your books. Genre, titles, any favorite characters? What can we look forward to from you in the near future? WIP’s, upcoming releases
My book is inspirational and carries a life changing message which can be eye opener for so many. I have a plan to continue my mission to support and help with my writings everyone who has need of a helping hand. There is a new book coming next year, second part of Fire and Ice, that is what I want to reveal at the moment.
How do your values show up in your writing? What do you want readers to take from your writing?
I grow up with my grandparents, who were the most amazing people I have ever encountered in my life. They were caring and loving, and I learned a lot from them. I think this helped me be the person I am right now and that is what readers can take from my book.
What do you look for in a good book?
I love books about warm hearted people, who make difference in the world.
What are some of the best social media, marketing, and publicity tips you’ve come across?
So far, twitter has been an extremely successful tool for creating traffic to all of your media places. Recently, I discovered that Linkedin is a good place for publicity, and marketing.
What are some things you know now about writing and being an author that you wish someone had told you at the very beginning?
Very good question, I wish I had someone to tell me how much work it takes to write and market at the same time. It does not mean that I would have give up on it.
Along that same line, what are some of your favorite resources?
Life is my best resource for everything; the best ideas are coming from it.
What lifts your spirits when you’re discouraged?
Hope, I always have hope when things are bad. I am a believer, and I am taking every obstacle like an opportunity to grow and learn from it. Let’s never forget that anything is possible.
What tips can you offer towards building and maintaining a strong support system as a writer?
Do not pay attention when people are not supportive and try to bring you down. There are a lot of people who do that because they do not understand your writings or try to tell you clichés. Stay true to yourself and believe always, never give up, no matter what.
In Fire and Ice, Nancy, a naïve but resourceful, kindhearted woman, marries her high school sweetheart. As a working wife and mother, Nancy perseveres, despite having an abusive, alcoholic husband.
Places where you can buy my book
Thank you so much for participating in Fridays with Friends, Dianna!