Dear Readers, DiAnn and I have
been friends for a long time. She’s one of the authors whose books go to the
top of my to-be-read list. Her suspense novels are true-to-life, news-worthy
stories set mostly in Texas.
The settings are totally authentic, and her characters are normal and flawed
people who rise to extraordinary heights when needed.
Bio: DiAnn Mills is a bestselling
author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines
unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed,
titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy
Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’
Choice, and Carol award contests. Library
Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the
Christian Fiction category for Firewall.
is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member
of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Sisters in Crime, and International
Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian
Writers Conference and The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie
Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful.
She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid
reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in
the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the
social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.
Welcome back, DiAnn. Let’s do
some fun questions first. What song most closely resembles your life?
Could Sing of Your Love Forever”
Do you have a favorite Bible
verse? And why is it a favorite?
20:9 ESV But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,”
his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding
it in; indeed, I cannot.
verse speaks to my love of Jesus and to my writing ministry.
What is the one thing
you wish you could go back and change in your life?
That’s a tough question! I wish I’d lived my faith stronger as
a teen and young adult. And if I have a second one, I wish I’d started writing
What is the most
important characteristic for a good friend to have?
Trustworthy. If we can’t trust our friends, then they aren’t
really our friends.
What extracurricular activities did you participate in when
you were in school?
Band, Choir, Basketball, Latin Club
What is your favorite
movie of all times?
Lord of the Rings
- all three.
Tell us about why you
wrote this book.
1. To show how the FBI works with other agencies to solve
crime and protect people.
2. To show the reader a suspenseful story that is set in my
with it’s unique characteristics.
3. To show the reader
the workings of Houston’s
Airport Rangers. This volunteer group patrols the perimeter’s of IAH on
horseback and reports unusual activities to the police.
4. To show the reader characters who are strong, determined,
flawed, and real.
5. To show the reader the power of love and forgiveness.
Please give us the
first page of the book.
SATURDAY MORNINGS were Stacy Broussard’s escape, especially
when life slapped her with stress. No better way to unwind from the week than
to ride her quarter horse on Houston’s
airport trail and enjoy nature. This morning promised to be the perfect
distraction from a truckload of problems, from the anniversary of the death of
her sister to seeking custody of a twelve-year-old boy. She looked forward to a
lift in her spirit.
She pulled her truck into the Aldine Westfield Stables. As
usual she was the first one of the airport rangers to arrive. Chet’s pickup
wasn’t parked beneath the moss-draped oak, and he normally arrived before dawn.
Strange since he took his responsibilities as stable manager seriously.
Finishing her latte, she grabbed her wallet and keys and
stepped outside her truck to admire an incredible purple-and-gold sunrise. Not
even an early morning aircraft landing disturbed her.
She walked slowly to the stables, taking in the singing
robins and the familiar humidity. The smell of horseflesh and straw tickled her
“Good morning, boys and girls,” she said. “Your friendly
veterinarian is on the scene.”
If anyone heard her, they’d declare her insane. Maybe so
when she reflected on how much she preferred an animal’s company to a human’s.
Except Whitt . . . the most fascinating twelve-
year-old on the planet.
Stacy ambled past each stall until she reached Ginger’s,
greeting the horses by name, touching velvety soft noses, and visibly checking
to ensure they were okay. Her pets looked healthy. Spending a few extra moments
with Ginger eased the knots in her shoulders that no massage could ever
She led Ginger into the stable area and grabbed a pitchfork
to tidy up her stall. A strong horse smell and a little manure on her boots
never hurt anyone. Being prissy was not one of her traits. When finished, she
retrieved her mare’s blanket and bridle from her tack box. Her cell phone
alerted her to a text.
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