Monday, January 25, 2010

Diane Craver's "No Greater Loss"

We're happy to have Diane Craver with us today.

Click on the photo to the left to visit the author's website. Read on to learn more about Diane and her book...

"In spite of her friends opposition, Mallory Harrington decides after the end of her marriage that it's time to do something for herself. But falling in love with Dr. Seth Whitman complicates her life."

1) How did this story come to you?
After reading many romances, I decided it was important to have a character with a
physical defect, such as a large nose. Of course, not all heroines in romances are flawless
beauties, but usually the main female characters have smaller noses. I decided that
Mallory would not have a perfect nose. After her marriage ended, she would then decide
it was time to do something for herself.

I have an emotional tie to Mallory – she has a physical flaw that I can relate to on a
deeper level. I got into her mind completely because I know what it's like not to have a
cute, small nose.


2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
Last March, I heard about a new publisher, Desert Breeze Publishing, that didn't publish
erotic romance. It was an answer to my prayers. I felt it would be a good fit for the type
of sweet romances I write. I decided to submit my contemporary romance, "Whitney in
Charge." After Whitney was accepted, I submitted my inspirational romance, "Marrying
Mallory" and I was happy to get a second contract from DBP.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I was a carhop at a root beer stand for 3 years during high school. And no, I wasn't
the kind of carhop on roller skates.  I suffer from insomnia, getting only get a few
hours of sleep a night. We were blessed with 6 children, two of whom were born with
Down syndrome.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I just finished a novella, which is a contemporary romance and submitted it recently. I
haven't started anything new, but have several story ideas with character descriptions and
scenes written down. I've been busy getting our house ready to put on the market.

5) Parting comments?
Thank you so much for having me on your blog. Readers, if you haven't read any of my
books, I hope you will. My first three novels were published by Samhain. I'm giving a
signed print copy of my inspirational romance "No Greater Loss" to one lucky winner!
This book is a page-turner when Dr. Jennifer Hunter’s radio talk show, "Hour of Healing"
catches the attention of a vengeful arsonist. Luke Brunsman and Jennifer must overcome
the shadows of the past and find the courage to love again.

Click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx47eTrY8M0)to see the trailer for my
new inspirational romance, "Marrying Mallory."

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Website: http://www.dianecraver.com/
Blog: http://www.dianecraver.com/blog/
And I'm on Facebook!

28 comments:

  1. A great interview--and I can relate to the insomnia thing. Please add me for the drawing.

    scarletsierra[at]gmaildotcom

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  2. Thanks so much for the interview. I haven't had the opportunity to read one of Diane's books, and would love to win a copy.
    My email is barn1451@bellsouth.net
    Thanks again,
    Sheryl

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  3. HI Diane and K.
    Great blogging and I can so empathize with Mallory not being perfect. And I really like the video. Best wishes for lots of sales, Diane.
    Email: booksbyrebecca@yahoo.com

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  4. The trailer link on YouTube really did get my interest up in "Marrying Mallory" even though the written description already had caught my eye! "No Greater Loss" sounds like a really good read. I've not read any of your books, but just reading about both of them & visiting your website make my want to give them a try. Thank you so much for taking the time to be interviewed by K. Dawn and letting us get to know you. I would really love a chance to win your book, so please enter me in the drawing (bgrider2@cox.net) God Bless!

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  5. Sounds like a great book!

    pepsi324[at]yahoo[dot[com

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  6. Great interview. Please enter me.

    Blessings
    Michelle V
    m.vasquez[at]grandecom[dot]net

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  7. Well, I DO love sweet romances! lol Great interview, Diane!
    dlathambooks@gmail.com

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  8. Thanks for the interview, Diane! Congrats on Marrying Mallory--Seth and Mallory sound like very real characters and their story sounds like one I'd enjoy!

    Best wishes with your home--may it sell in His perfect timing!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  9. I enjoyed reading the interview and this books sounds really sweet. I look forward in reading it.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

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  10. Sounds like a good book.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  11. Diane, so glad to comment here. I enjoyed your interview and have to say you work hard to get to write your books. I know it's not easy but to get all the facts in order and to get the feel of things for your books are important to write a good book. I think your book sounds great and sure would love to win one. susan L. garysue@dejazzd.com

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  12. Hi Diane..I commented earlier and forgot to add. I grew up with large ears that sticks out instead of being close to my head and was tease so much to the point I would never have short hair..I always wanted to cover my ears. Ponytails or pigtails were out of the question since my ears would show. I am now much older and I uncover my ears if I want to and find people can show defeats and have friends..those who tease are not important..sincere friends are and they don't tease. susan L garysue@dejazzd.com

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  13. Love to read romance without the eroticism. Glad you found Desert Breeze Publishing. I understand about the nose issue, too!

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  14. Looks good! Please enter me. :)

    caseymh18(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Both of these books sound great! Please put my name in for No Greater Loss!

    edwina.cowgill@yahoo.com

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  16. Sounds fun. No one is perfect so great idea for your book.
    Marissa
    smrogi at att dot net

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  17. Marrying Mallory looks like a fun book to read. Thanks for the encouagement in saying you found the publisher by listening and paying attention. Chris@passingthequill.com

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  18. No Greater Loss sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  19. sounds like a great book...hope I win...phdclark@swbell.net

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  20. Looks like a great story, thanks for the fun interview!

    Kari
    monkeykab2003 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  21. Count me in this one as well! I think this will be a wonderfully good book!

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  22. DIANE--Marrying Mallory is definitely a unique story--about a nose! Every person in the world has a defect, and to their minds, it it large and imposing. I have a defect, for sure. So, for you to write a romance concrning this is so fantastic, very brave, I should think.Congratulations on your release, and goodluck with your future writing. Celia

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  23. what a good article..glad to have a chance to read this and good luck in the books. susan L.

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  24. They both sound like great reads! Please enter me!

    writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

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  25. Thanks everyone for the kind and wonderful comments! I loved reading each one! Blessings to each of you.

    I'm so honored to be here and appreciate K. Dawn interviewing me.

    By the way, my nose hasn't kept me from enjoying life. I've been married to the same great guy for 34 years!

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  26. I love the inclusion of the 'imperfection', very smart! Looks like a great book!

    Pam
    bookworm1414 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. please count me in ... thanks

    karenk
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(Dot)Com

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  28. Congrats to Susan L. I just drew your name so you will be receiving a signed copy of my inspirational romance, NO GREATER LOSS!

    Thanks again to everyone for participating and to K.Dawn. I'll be having more giveaways at my blog. http://www.dianecraver.com/blog

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