Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
I’ve written all my life, but I’ve been writing seriously since 1996. My first book was published in 1998. I’m a full time writer, wife, mother of four grown sons, and “mimi” of two beautiful grandchildren. My husband and I work at home, and we love it. Our home is in sunny
, the home of heat, Harleys, and humidity. And no, I don’t own or ride motorcycles. :) Houston
How did you become interested in writing?
I’ve always been interested in writing! But I didn’t have the self-confidence to begin writing seriously until my husband challenged me to write a book. That was the kick I needed to pursue the craft. I studied the authors I admired and respected; attending writer conferences; became active in a writer’s group; and wrote everyday.
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
While visiting Ghost Ranch,
, I found myself in awe of the beauty of the high desert. I knew I must capture the experience into a romantic suspense novel. New Mexico
What is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading your book? Are there any other themes present in the book?
The thread of hope weaves through Under a Desert Sky. Our world is a scary place, and people are seeking ways to find hope amidst the chaos.
Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
1. To look at a person’s heart instead of race or culture.2. To dream and dream big. If God is in the project, He will show you how to achieve your goals.
What makes your book different than any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?
How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
I write to entertain, inspire, and encourage. By writing Christian fiction, where one or more of the characters solve their problems according to a Christian worldview, I’m planting seeds of hope in believers and unbelievers.
Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
Jeremiah 20: 9 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.
I love that one, too. When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?
Play with grandbabies!Garden
The list goes on!
As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
Under a Desert Sky was an opportunity for me to mix the attraction of the historical southwest in a 20th century theme. I fell in love with the area, and I believe my readers will too.
I’m sure they will. Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
I love to hear from readers!www.diannmills.com
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