Interview with author Diane Bator

Today I have the pleasure of having Diane Bator on the blog she has agree to an interview which you can find below. Right now here are some of your books. Be sure to check them out while you are here.

 

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The Official Cover and Info for The Bakery Lady!

Publication Date: September 2014 by Books We Love

The Bakery Lady

Wild Blue Mysteries

From the moment Leo Blue meets the tattoo artist ‘s sister Helga, he’s drawn into a web of bread dough and lies. Christina Davidson has returned to Packham with a duffle bag full of secrets. Leo soon discovers her biggest secret is Christina’s alter ego and her husband who stands accused of murdering an up-and-coming artist. He promises to help set things straight and plans to bring husband and wife together for Christmas—even if it costs him his sanity and the love of his life.

 

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The Official Cover and Info for The Mystery Lady!
Publication Date: March 2014 by Books We Love
The Mystery Lady
Wild Blue Mysteries

Danny Walker used to enjoy chasing criminals, but after being kidnapped and nearly killed, he longs to close the Wild Blue Detective Agency to live a simpler life. Forced to take leave from the police force, he has a long way to go to convince the shrink he’s even close to sane, especially when he helps his former partner solve a series of murders that endangers the woman he’s tailing.           

 Wanna-be writer Lucy Stephen never wrote about murder until her husband moved out and now she thinks some man in a blue car is stalking her. When her husband and his girlfriend take her kids on vacation, Lucy discovers a hidden package of jewelry her husband desperately wants back. The more she learns about the assorted pieces, the more Lucy realizes she may never see her kids again and needs to fight for her life with the help of the man who’s stalking her.

Now for the interiew:

Babs….When did you know you wanted to write?

Diane: I have been a writer for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved to create

stories, even if I haven’t always written them on paper. When people ask what I want to do

when I retire, my first answer is write!

Babs…..What would you like your readers to get out of Death of a Jaded Samurai?

Diane: That you can always start over and do the things you think you cannot. In my novel,

my heroine Gilda has started over after a long term relationship and is learning karate. She

is struggling to have faith in herself and her abilities.

Babs…..Do you have a current project in the works?

Diane: Eternally! I am currently working on Book 2 in my Yin-Yang Series then Book 4 in

my Wild Blue Mysteries series. Thanks to an anthology I am participating in this

December (Cozy Christmas Capers from Gemma Halliday Publishing) I’m developing yet

a third series! You never know where and when the muse will strike!

Babs…..Do you have a ritual when you are writing? ie coffee, music, food etc

Diane: In the warmer seasons, I love to sit on my back deck with a cup of coffee and a

notebook. Come winter, I curl up on my couch or at my desk. I find instrumental music

easier to work to. I stop thinking about being critical or anything else and can focus.

Babs…..Hobbies outside of writing?

Diane: I practice gojy-ryu karate and am currently a blue belt. I also love hiking, traveling,

and cooking with my kids.

Babs….What book or books are you currently reading?

Diane: Knot in My Backyard by Mary Marks & Deadline by Maggie K. Black, a fellow

Canadian. I also have a large stack of books to read by my fellow authors at Gemma

Halliday publishing!

Babs….If you could be one character from one of your books who would it be?

Diane: I think all of my characters carry bits of me, but if I could be one of my characters,

I’d be a younger version of Mimsy Lexington from my Wild Blue Mysteries. Mimsy is

eccentric, could care less what everyone thinks of her and wears ball gowns and tiaras

while she treks around town on her walker! She is the 80 year old I aspire to be!

Babs…Favorite drink?

Diane: White wine or Rooibos tea.

Babs…..What is your favorite ice cream?

Diane: I have two favs Raspberry Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie

Babs….What is your favorite food?

Diane: Pumpkin Soup from a local Thai place. Best comfort food ever! And pumpkin pie

made by my young chef at home.

Babs…Anything else you would like to add?

Website http://penspaintsandpaper.com

Blog http://dbator.blogspot.ca/

Twitter https://twitter.com/dibator

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diane-Bator/263599617046736?ref=hl#

Amazon Author Page

http://www.amazon.com/Diane-

Bator/e/B009CGCPRE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1415216807&sr=8-1

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions and being a guest on the

blog.

Babs

Thank YOU!! ~ Diane

Here it is, folks! The official logo for the Wild Blue Mysteries series.

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The Official Cover and Info for The Bookstore Lady!
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Publication date: July 13, 2013 by Books We Love
Find out more at: http://networkedblogs.com/N783T
What’s it about?

The Bookstore Lady
Wild Blue Mysteries

Danny Walker is tracking Paulina Chourney who fell deep into the dark side of life and is lucky to get out before her boyfriend Maddox kills her. She escapes Maddox and arrives in a small town, which she sees as a blessing in disguise since the men she worked for would never think to look for her in a lazy, backwater place like Packham. She changes her name to Katie Mullins, makes a deal on a little bookstore and joins a local writing group then successfully fades into anonymity. Until Danny Walker shows up to visit family and figures out who she is.

When Paulina catches her 80-year-old landlady Hilda Clayton sneaking out in the middle of the night, the bad guys catch up to her and Danny disappears. Katie has to choose between spending her life on the run or standing up to face her past. Hopefully before the quirky townsfolk turn her death into a spectacle.

The Bookstore Lady is now available at Amazon, BookLore and Aardvark Music!