Thursday, May 24, 2012

Interview with Author Diony George

I Diony, Welcome to A Story Book World. Can you tell us a little about your book, Imperfectly Beautiful

 At 1:30 am, in New York City, Regan Wright is ripped out of a sound sleep with a jolt - her heart thuds in her ears and her face feels flushed. Straining to hear anything out of the ordinary, she fumbles to turn on the bedside lamp. Nothing seems out of place. Suddenly her stomach twists in knots - it's her identical twin, Rebecca. Something is terribly wrong...

Though twins, Rebecca and Regan couldn't be more different. 

Independent and outspoken, Regan chose a high-profile career as a fashion designer in New York City. Despite her hard-earned success, Regan’s become disillusioned by the glamour and the glitz. She’s tired of coming home to a lonely penthouse apartment welcomed only by her cat and has all but given up on ever finding “Mr. Right.”

Steady and reliable, Rebecca chose to be a wife and stay-at-home mom. From the very first moment she met James Conrad—tall and muscular with eyes as blue as a cloudless sky—she was captivated. Married and four children later, Rebecca’s life is not what she expected. Her marriage has lost its shine and her sweet babies have become challenging and often unappreciative children. 

Both Rebecca and Regan must discover, a higher power has the answers to what matters most, but when a serial killer strikes nearby, and his victims look eerily similar to the twins, will it be too late?

Deirdra: What is your favorite snack to have while you are writing?

Lately, my favorite snack is definitely kettle corn. I buy it at WalMart and keep the bag hidden from my kids so I actually get some when I’m writing.

Deirdra: How do you come up with your character’s names? First I decide what kind of character they are going to be, decide their personality and then I google baby names—there are tons!

Deirdra: What do you hope readers will get from your books?

I hope those who read my books connect emotionally in some way. That they leave the experience feeling they have gained something positive and learned a little more about human nature and themselves.

Deirdra: What is the best complement you could receive from a reader?

The best compliments I have received are that my book(s) made a difference in helping them in their own life situations, and/or it gave them hope and brought them closer to God

Deirdra: What are you working on now?

My next book, A Sisterhood of Strength, will be released on August 14 and is already available for pre-order. I’m currently finishing a non-fiction book on prayer, and I’m also working on another fiction novel.

Deirdra: What is the most difficult thing about being an author? I would have to say the most difficult part of being an author is having my writing criticized. I don’t expect everyone to love what I write, but dedicated authors put their heart and soul into what they write and when a stranger comes along and tears it apart—it isn’t a fun time. But, I will say I have learned to take anything constructive out of what they say and try objectively to use it to improve my craft.

Deirdra: What is the best thing about being an author?

I love words. I love pairing them together to create emotion, understanding and clear mental images that connect and draw in the reader.

Deirdra: Where can readers go to find your books and order them?


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