Today is the turn of Dianne Wolfenden. I was really looking forward to meeting Dianne at the #DarkerSideOfFiction2017 signing that took place in Peterborough at the weekend but unfortunately Dianne was unable to attend. I guess I’ll just have to wait for another day!
In today’s post Dianne has taken part in an interview so that we can all get to know her better. Dianne has kindly agreed to donate some giveaway prizes too.
An Interview With Dianne Wolfenden
Me: I want to take a moment to welcome you to Lou’s Luscious Book Blog and to thank you for agreeing to take part in my relaunch/rebrand event.
DM: Hi Lou, thanks for having me, I am looking forward to this.
Before we get into the actual interview questions please tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi, my name is Dianne, and I write under DM Wolfenden.
I’m from the UK and work on the oil rigs in the North Sea. I would love a dog but because I am away for 3 weeks at a time I can’t have any pets.
My main passions are reading, walking, and going to the cinema.
I love tattoo’s and have quite a few.
I’ll start with the general questions:
Do you enjoy reading? If so what do you like to read?
Like most authors I love reading. I mainly read horror.
Who is your favourite author?
What are you reading at the minute?
A book by an Indie Author called Ghost Files
Favourite type of food and drink?
All the bad stuff, Pizza chocolate, cake. I do love a flavoured water though, that has to be good, right?
I think it is!!
Describe your perfect weekend?
Go out for a curry, a few drinks, catch a later movie and then a lie in the next morning
Do you have any pet-peeves? Care to share any with us?
I hate bad manners. It costs nothing to say please and thank you.
Do you have any strange habits? Fancy sharing any?
I like trying to find obscure facts that are of no benefit what so ever (is that weird?)
No, I don’t think it is that weird 🙂
When you’re not writing what do you like to do?
What is your earliest memory, that you’re comfortable sharing?
Of my cousin terrifying me, we were having spaghetti and he convinced me that my mother was feeding me worms.
LOL, that’s pretty funny!! (Sorry)
Next I’ve got some quick fire questions for you:
Sweet or Savoury? Sweet
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Favourite Colour? Black
Favourite Animal? Dog
Favourite Food? Pizza
Favourite Drink? Latte
Good Guy or Bad Boy? Bad boy
Now for the writing related questions:
How do you deal with writer’s block?
I don’t, I just feel sorry for myself
Do you outline the whole story before you begin writing or just roll with the flow?
I’m a fly by the seat of your pants kind of girl.
Do you listen to music when you write? If yes do you have any particular favourites?
Sometimes, and it’s mainly Seether or Linkin Park
How do you research when writing your books?
Mostly the internet.
Do you have people to use as a sounding board?
I do have a couple of people who I know will be totally honest with me
How do/did your family feel when your first book was published?
So proud, but also not sure they would read anything I wrote at first, horror isn’t a family thing
When you’re writing do the characters talk to you? Do they tell you what they want to happen?
Not a lot, but it has happened in the past.
Finally is there anything else that would like us to know? Maybe a little snippet of you current WIP, or latest release?
My WIP is a story of a serial killer and his latest obsession: Jane
He ran his fingers along the spines of books as he walked, basking in the glory of this place. His eyes went from the higher rows of books to the alley in front of him and he stopped dead.
A jumper two sizes too big covered her boyish frame, her rich honey hair pushed back off her face and kept in place with an Alice band. Perfect pale complexion complimented by her deep pink lips. For a fleeting moment, the sands of time had frozen, and her beauty stole his heart, took his breath away and gave his life renewed purpose. She wasn’t like the others, she deserved his complete attention; he will have nothing but love for her. She would die with a pure soul, and that would be thanks to him. She was his destiny.
Spotlight time, please provide blurbs, covers & links to your books 🙂
Behind Blue Eyes: At the end of WWII, Cain returned to England, longing for the comforts of home, but found his mother was different; she had been changed by a vampire who preys on women.
There came a point where his mother felt there was no choice…Cain had to be turned as well.
After watching his mother die he changed his way of thinking, his way of feeding. He tried to reclaim some of his humanity but it was not easy as he was fuelled by rage against the one that had changed her. He wanted his revenge and nothing would stop him.
Winters Day: Winters Day is set in today’s suburban Britain. Dealing with tough issues, it exposes the human psyche in all its
glory: with gritty realism and laugh-out-loud humour. A multi-layered and highly emotional package
Carly: Written in British English, including some slang.
Carly: Her cousin, Lisa disappeared, her family murdered in front of her.
Held in prison for her kidnapper’s murder, she has to try and find a way to save Lisa.
The Box: Written in British English
Fifteen years after their mother walked out on them and their father, twenty-seven-year-old Charlene, and her sister Stacy open The Box that their father keeps his secrets hidden away in. What they learn changes everything. What really happened to their mother?
Bernie and the Beast: Haunted by visions of the girl with green eyes, can Bernie tame the Beast before it’s too late. Before he kills again.
That was Dianne and her books, below are the place that you can stalk Dianne & keep reading for the fabulous giveaway!!
Thank you for taking the time to join me and my readers today! It’s been an absolute pleasure having you on the blog. 🙂
Thanks Lou, loved the questions and the opportunity for people to get to know a little more about me.
So Dianne is being incredibly generous and offering 5 prizes!! That’s right 5 prizes, that means the potential for 5 winners!! The paperbacks are UK ONLY due to postage, but the ebooks are international but you will NEED a kindle email.
PRIZES: Double Trouble: 2x Paperback’s (UK only), 1x Mobi copy (international), sent direct to kindle & Winters Day: 1x paperback (UK only) 1x Mobi copy (international), sent direct to kindle.
Good Luck Everyone!!!