Diana is a very good friend of mine, and I’m excited to feature her interview for the Twice Upon A Time anthology blog tour. Definitely check out her story in the collection, a reinvention of Deirdre of the Sorrows.
CONTRARY to the title of this anthology, working with such a talented cast of writers is an opportunity that usually comes once in a lifetime. From best-selling to greenhorn, independent or traditionally-published, the authors in this anthology span all ranges in addition to spanning the globe—from England to Australia and all over the United States. I’ve had the privilege of getting to know each and every one of them, and they have become a part of my extended family. I’ve even caught a glimpse of a secret side of them that only another writer…editor…is privy to witness through their words.
Through this series of posts, I plan on introducing you to my new family through a mini-interview of each. You may not get a chance to see their secret side, but you’ll get a sneak-peek into their minds, their passions and inspirations, and what made them the writers they are today.
..The Mini Interview..
1. At what age did you start writing?
2. Which book introduced you to Speculative Fiction?
Although I learned a lot from my mother (who was psychic), once I read Seth Speaks, a whole new world opened up, like parallel universes. I couldn’t wait to write about it.
3. Do you have an all-time favorite book? What about it makes it your favorite?
My favorite is the War of the Roses trilogy by R. Garcia y Robertson, which begins with Knight Errant. It’s about time travel, and I love stories like that.
4. Which author and/or book inspired you to start writing?
A variery of authors inspired me. Hard to choose just one.
5. What would you say is the most important lesson all writers should learn?
Believe in yourself and never lose sight of what you want.
6. Of the entire publishing process, which would you say is the most difficult aspect to endure?
Time or lack thereof. There’s a lot that goes into publishing a book. A lot that has nothing to do with writing.
7. If applicable, did you have a favorite character (to write) from your story? If so, what sets them apart from the others?
In another novel I wrote, titled Again, my favorite character is Eryn, a woman who dreams of a past life and is bold enough to recognize and break the destructive pattern that has continued into her current life. Very empowering.
8. On what projects are you currently working?
I’m working on the sequel to—as well as finalizing the screenplay of—Souled, a YA paranormal. I have several books and screenplays I’m anxious to get down on paper.
Read Diana’s story, A Prophecy Untamed, in your very own copy of Twice Upon A Time today!
..About the Author..
DIANA MURDOCK, from a very young age, has always dabbled with stories and poems and shared them only with family and friends. It wasn’t until she had a very powerful and dream, a dream that became her first novel, that she took her writing seriously. With many stories now lining up, waiting to be written, Diana is committed to penning each and every one. To add more variety, she’s adapted the first in her trilogy into a screenplay and is a partner in an independent film production company. A single mother of two boys, she’ll take on the world, one story at a time.
What fun to see you and Diana together here! Two great fantasy writers and two fabulous, creative women!
Thanks, Patricia! 🙂