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Welcome to Diana's Blog! 

 

 

Hello!  I am so excited to be writing an author's blog!  I thought I would share a little of my writing journey.


As you know, my first writing project is the Whispering Willows series.  This actually started probably back in the late 1990's.  I was part of a small online writing club.  We would write a chapter a week or so.  I wrote there for several years on this same series.  The writing club finally shut down in 2009.  I didn't do anything with my work for the next 10 years.  Then recently in 2019, I decided to not let all of that time and dedication go to waste, so I made the leap to self-publish my chapters into a book series.


It's probably not hard to guess from my series that I love all things 'Snow White'.  I have ever since I was a little girl.  I have a big Snow White collection of dolls, statues, plates, plushes, costumes, and many other collectibles.  I'll post some pics sometime.

 

So here is an interesting story.  I have been a web designer most of my life as a career, and so I design all of my book covers myself.   All of the females shown on the covers are really me, photographed in costume in front of a green screen!  And then I place the image onto a royalty purchased stock photo.  Well, on the photo shoot for my first book "Fallen Snow", believe it or not, I broke my foot!  Yes, that's right, I actually broke my foot!  I was putting on a large crinoline petticoat for under the yellow skirt, and I lost my balance.  I leaned to the left, putting pressure on the side of my left foot, so as not to fall over and I heard a "snap" on that side.  It had to be the worst sound a person could hear.  To add insult to injury...I am in musical theater and the day before was just offered a song and dance role in a musical show that I really wanted.  The doctor said it would heal quicker with less risk to be re-broken if I had surgery. So I went that route.  Then they said it would be 6-8 weeks in a "boot" staying off of it as much as possible.  Yeah, sorry, that's not how I roll.  A week after surgery I was doing dance rehearsals.  I just saved all the prescription pain meds for the dance rehearsals!  The choreographer asked if I was cleared to dance, and I told her that my doctor said that it was "according to my pain threshold"...which wasn't a lie.  So I left it at that.  Course now every time I ask my husband to help me with my next photo shoot, you can guess what he says..."OK, but don't break your foot this time!"




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