Author Spotlight: Diana Marie DuBois

Stone Hearts by Diana Marie DuBois, CJC Photography, Boston, book cover photographer, Jon Franco1)How did you get started as an author and what made you want to pursue that field?

I was writing in a role playing group on Facebook. A sort of fanfiction. My dad kept asking me why I didn’t write my own stuff so we threw some ideas around and my series Voodoo Vows was born.

2)What hurdles have your overcome while striving towards your goals?

My first one was getting an editor to edit my book. Once I found the right person it has been smooth sailing ever since. Also making the time to write. I don’t write until wee hours in the morning I tend to enjoy sleeping. LOL

3)Which novel has been your favorite to write and why?

Honestly I loved writing my dog stories but it’s hard to pick a favorite.  This is why I have crossed my characters into all the series in some way or another.

4)For those looking to become an author, what advice would you give them?

Write, write, write. Get an editor and a cover artist and never ever give up.

5)Favorite motto?

When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.

6)In one word, how would you describe your writing style?

Panster.

7)Which author inspires you the most and why?

Anne Rice and Ernest J Gaines. Both make you feel as if you are in the story.

8)What is your writing process like?

Sometimes staring at the computer. LOL If I come up with an idea, talking with friends usually pushes the story forward.  I try to write every day whether I am working on one or more.  I tend to write with background noise not sure why or how I can concentrate but I can.  Sometimes I have candy and water while I write.  I don’t outline, I start writing, sometimes the beginning and end are written first and I fill in the middle.

9)Goals for 2016?

To get at least four books done this year and published.

10)What new projects are you currently working on?

A fairy story set in the bayou, the third book in my Voodoo Vows series and The Guardians a Voodoo Vows Tail and a military story for a Southern Authors Project.

11)Any final thoughts you would like to share with the CJC Photography readers?

Basically if you read my stories I hope you enjoy them, they do have some Cajun spice with a dash of gris gris cooked into each one. And if you want to write do it with your whole heart and soul and for yourself as well.

I couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with Diana on this project with Jon Franco as the cover model. We have some other projects in the works as well that we will be sharing with everyone in the upcoming months. Stay tuned!

Keep up to date with all of Diana’s latest projects here!

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