In Conversation With “D.Wallace Peach” from “MythsOfTheMirror🐉” #AuthorInterview

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Omigod! I am just so super excited to start with my Author Interview Series with one of my favourite Blogger (Myths of the Mirror) who is equally an awesome Fantasy writer. I personally like her more because she has helped me extract my (not-so-great, being humble☺) writing talent, hidden deep inside some dark corner of my heart❤ scared of coming out in front of the world😵

(Now the question in your mind would be) How she did that?🤔 Her monthly #writingprompts. If you haven’t participated yet, don’t forget to miss the next one.

I wanted to know more about her and then I thought the other Fantasy readers too, wanted that. So, here I am with this smashing Interview for you all to know more about none other than D.Wallace Peach.

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1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

First, Himani, I want to thank you for this lovely opportunity to be interviewed for your blog. It’s so kind of you, and I’m delighted and honoured to be here. I’m looking forward to meeting your followers and chatting about writing and books. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and I enrolled in every writing course offered in college, but I never actually had the thought, “I want to be a writer.” Writing happened more by default, a way to fill some rare free time after my husband’s work required us to relocate. He suggested, “Why don’t you write a book?” I replied, “Okay.” And then I did. That first book was horrible, of course, and it took years of rewriting and editing before I found a publisher, but by then, I was hooked!

2. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

That depends on the age. A princess and ballerina first😅. Then during my teens, I wanted to be an outdoorswoman and go on wilderness adventures! In college, I studied acting and did a touch of theatre upon graduating. But as life often requires, I needed to be practical more than artistic, and eventually, I got a job that would pay the bills. Honestly, it wasn’t until I reached the age of 50 that I had the opportunity to discover what I really wanted to do when I grew up!

3. When did you write your first book and how old were you?

I wrote my first book at the age of 50. I think about all the writers that started in their teens, twenties, thirties, and how much more experience I could have collected if I’d begun decades ago. Sometimes I wish I had discovered my passion for words earlier, but life can be funny like that, and I’m immensely grateful that the opportunity finally arrived. It goes to show that it’s never too late to explore, learn, grow, try new things, and find something you love to do.

4. Which is your favourite book that you have written so far? And why? Also which writer do you love reading?

Oooh, hard questions! Sunwielder is a book that I’m immensely proud of, and it’s my husband’s favourite. It’s a time-travel story, and the premise has profound meaning to me. It deals with how each tiny choice we make resets the direction of our lives. It also touches on how the unfortunate events that befall us may contribute ultimately to positive outcomes. The main character, Gryff, is given a series of chances to go back in time and choose differently, thus changing his future and the futures of all those he encounters along his life’s journey. I love reading and there are a bunch of authors I enjoy! Tolkien introduced me to the magical world of books at a time when I thought reading was incredibly boring! The Lord of the Rings literally changed my life and remains a favourite for that reason. I read a lot of dark fantasy from authors like Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and Scott Lynch. I love any book, regardless of genre, if it’s filled with beautiful writing, luscious words, and deeply drawn characters.

5. What do you think makes a good story?

I think the answer to this question isn’t universal since we’re all different regarding our reading tastes. I’m a sucker for great characters. That comes first and foremost, more important than plot, pacing, action, or description. If the characters are emotionally flat, lacking in complexity, or don’t behave realistically, the best plot in the world won’t save a book for me. I also like the complexity of worldbuilding. Not that a book needs to be loaded with details, but the world has to be deeply planned so that I completely fall for its reality. I love becoming immersed in stories. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy reading big fat series.

6. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Stories pop into my head at odd times. I might be driving or gardening or watching the news. I might be reading a book that sparks a sideways-related idea. Soul Swallowers was triggered by a writing prompt, The Sorcerer’s Garden by my brother’s death, The Bone Wall by the Iraq War. Now that I think about it, I know the seeds from which each of my stories grew.

7. What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

For the first 7 years of writing, I wrote 10-12 hours a day, 6 days a week. I was a woman obsessed! Then my blog started getting busier and busier and busier, and the number of hours available for writing shrank and shrank in response. Now I try to write 4-6 hours per day with a goal of at least 1K words. Balancing the time required for blogging has been a continuous process. I think we have to actively safeguard the things in our lives that are important to us including the time to indulge our creative passions (which too often get pushed to the back burner).

8. Do you believe in writer’s block?

Not really. Or, I should say, I don’t allow myself the indulgence of a block. I have a lot of self-discipline, and I write no matter what, no matter how painful it feels to get the ugly words out. Often, just forcing myself to sit there and write crap for a couple of hours loosens the knot or helps me understand the problem that prevented me from moving forward smoothly. Outlining is very helpful in this respect. It gives me an idea of where I need to go, and I go there even if I find out later than it’s the wrong direction.

9. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I like physical labour, gardening and building things outside in the sunshine. I also volunteer in my town, and I like being creative in different ways, though I’m an amateur at all of them. My home is in the Dragon Wood🐉, and we have a gnome tree as well as a friendly troll, guardian snails, and baby dragon nests. My grandson, the Gnome King, and I spend a lot of time hunting for treasure in the woods😍. And finally, of course, I love to read.

10. Do you have any suggestions to help our readers become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Excelling at writing is an ongoing process and like anything we do, we improve with practice. Write every day, read great authors, read blogs and books about writing. Become a sponge for information on the craft, and then write some more. At the same time, be true to yourself and honour your work. Love what you do. The MOST important thing I did for my writing career was to join a writer’s group. For five years, I met face to face with other fantasy writers, and during that time, I received loads of constructive criticism. They could see the problems in my work that I couldn’t. I became a glutton for criticism because each thoughtful critique made my writing stronger. It still does!

Thank You, Diana!

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184 Comments

  1. Wonderful Q&A! Love the Dragon Wood; what wonderful adventures you must have with the Gnome King. Haven’t put the garden in quite yet; it’s all of 50 degrees for a high this week, which is almost 20 below average. Then again, that gives me more time to write, right? I like your approach to “writer’s block”. I am slowing learning that trick–just write ugly until the creative knot straightens out. 😀

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to read, Julie. I’m planting my garden this weekend (I think). And next weekend the Gnome King will be here hunting for treasure. I love this time of year, but it gets so busy! Yeah, I power through writer’s block and it really does loosen things up. I’m glad that seems to work for you too. It’s torturous, but it works. 🙂 Happy Writing and Happy Gardening!

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, Julie for liking the Q&A❤☺

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  2. Vashti Q says:

    Hello! Wonderful interview! I really enjoyed the Q & A and learning more about Diana. Thank you, Himani! Sharing!

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so so much,Vashti. I am glad that you enjoyed the interview. It means a lot to me. ❤❤❤❤

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    2. Thanks for stopping by to read the whole interview, Vashti. Much appreciated. Happy Writing!

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  3. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    An informative and entertaining interview with fantasy author D. Wallace Peach by Himani.

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    1. Himani says:

      Omigod😃 Thank you so so much, Patricia. I am extremely happy that you loved the interview. And a huge thanks for reblogging it on your blog. Have a great week ahead❤❤

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    2. Thanks for sharing, Suzanne. You’re the best. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. rijanjks says:

    You know, one of the most wonderful things about blogs is they stick around forever! This was posted on Rob Goldstein’s blog site yesterday and even though I read it before, it was fun to read back through again. I picked up some things I didn’t see the first time around like where Diana lives. 🙂 Such a great interview!

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    1. You read it twice?! Ha ha. You’re a trooper, Jan. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I like learning about other authors too, especially after getting to know them for a while through their blogs. Thanks so much for visiting and reading. Himani has been a wonderful host and I’m delighted to hang out on her blog. 🙂

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    2. Himani says:

      Thanks so much, Jan. I am really happy right now that you loved the interview so much and read it twice. This makes me so happy😃😃

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  5. Terrific interview, Himani. It was fun to get to know Diana a little better.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, John. What a delight. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. Himani did a great job. Have a wonderful week and Happy Writing!

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      1. Thank you , Diana.

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      2. Himani says:

        Thanks to you Diana for saying yes the moment I asked. I was fortunate enough I feel😃 You’re a gem❤❤

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        1. You’re so welcome. Are you getting tired of all these comments yet? You’ve certainly attracted a crowd, my friend. It’s been a blast. ❤

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          1. Himani says:

            Haha😃 Not at all tired but really pleasantly occupied by seeing the love people give to you. The credit is all yours, Diana. I was just a medium. Thank you so so much. I know thanking you in words is very less!!

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you so so much, John. I am glad that you found the interview to be terrific 😃 you made my day with your comment😃😃. Thanks again for stopping by.❤❤

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  6. Wonderful interview Himani with great questions.Lovely to find out more about Diana who is a favourite of many of us. Thanks Sally.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to read, Sally. I was delighted when Himani asked and I loved her questions – especially some that I hadn’t answered before. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Happy Writing!

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, Sally. Your appreciation means a lot to me and a huge encouragement. Have a great week ahead❤❤

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  7. Enjoyed this interview with Diana and her lovely books! I found it interesting that she did some acting as a young woman and am curious if she thinks this helps her imagination soar for the types of stories she writes?
    Love, Love Soul Swallowers, by the way!

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui. Hm… the acting. I learned “method acting” which included writing backstories for my characters, exploring goals/motivations, strengths and flaws and blind spots. I do the same for my book characters, writing bios for them before I start a book. So maybe the answer to your question is Yes. 🙂 And thanks so much for the comment on Soul Swallowers. I’m just thrilled that you enjoyed it! Happy Writing!

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you for enjoying the interview, Jacquie❤

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  8. Darlene says:

    A wonderful interview with an amazing writer. Proof that you can follow your dreams at any age. I agree with Diane’s advice to writers as well. Joining a writing group is so important.

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you Darlene for stopping by and liking the Interview❤❤❤

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    2. Thanks for the visit, Darlene, and for the comment on the recommendation to join a writer’s group. Mine was critical to my growth and it turned me into a glutton for constructive criticism. 🙂 I never would have published without the support of those generous authors. I’m just tickled by your kind comment. Have a fabulous week. ❤

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  9. Marcia says:

    Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Lovely interview with one of my favorite writers, D. Wallace Peach. And I like that she chose Sunwielder as her favorite of her own books. It’s mine, too. If you haven’t read it, you really should. Check out the interview for yourself, and learn more about this very nice and talented author who, like me, started her writing career later in life. Then pass it along to all your favorite social media sites. Thank you, Himani and Diana, for a fun and interesting read. 🙂

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    1. Himani says:

      It was my pleasure interviewing Diana. Thank you so much, Marcia❤ Thank you for reblogging ❤❤❤❤

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    2. Oh, Marcia. You made my day with the awesome comment! You’re a writer’s best friend as well as a talented author yourself. I appreciate the share too, of course. Have a wonderful week ahead, and Happy Writing! Here’s to late bloomers!

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      1. Marcia says:

        As we say around here, I calls ’em as I sees ’em. 😀 I’ve loved each of your books that I”ve read to date, Diana, with Sunwielder being my favorite, and I’m happy to recommend it. I’m also happy to share this interview, and hope passing it along brings you a lots of new eyes on your work.

        Thanks for the wishes for the week ahead, and I hope yours is a happy, productive week, too! I like to think you and I have saved our best “career” for our last. Long may we indulge our passion for writing! 🙂 ❤

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        1. Thanks again, Marcia. You’re so kind to read, review, and talk up the books you enjoy. 😀

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  10. Reblogged this on M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author and commented:
    Wonderful interview with fantasy author Diana Wallace Peach at Books & Sstuff

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so so much, Marje for loving the interview and giving it a space on your blog.❤❤❤

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      1. My pleasure Himani. I have been following Diana and her writing journey. Her answers make me feel that we have so much in common. Both fantasy authors, both starting writing later in life. I have some catching up to do, both in terms of writing and reading! I must read some of her novels. A great share. 🙂

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        1. Himani says:

          This is so great to see how people can connect so well. Diana is a fabulous writer I am truly inspired by her.❤ Thanks so much again, Marje for stopping by. It means a lot to me.🙂🙂🙂

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          1. Youre welcome Himani. Hope you are having lovely day. 🙂

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            1. Himani says:

              Yes, of course M J.Thanks for asking. Have a great week ahead❤❤

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    2. Thank you so much for the reblog, Marje. And the kindness of your comments touched me. I don’t mind terribly that I started to write so late in life – we get a chance to chalk up some experience, right? Have an amazing week ahead, and Happy Writing!

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      1. You’re welcome Diana. Yes our years of experience means it’s the right time for us to write! A lovely week to you too and happy writing! x

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  11. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie and commented:
    Lovely interview, but I knew it would be. Diana is one of those people I will always be in awe of…

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    1. Himani says:

      I am happy that you loved the interview and Thanks a tonne, Anita and Jaye for reposting it on your blog❤❤❤❤

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        Our pleasure…

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    2. What a wonderful and kind comment, Anita and Jaye Marie. You gave me a huge smile this morning. Thanks for sharing the interview! Happy Writing!

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  12. acflory says:

    Great interview! When I read this:
    ‘If the characters are emotionally flat, lacking in complexity, or don’t behave realistically, the best plot in the world won’t save a book for me.’
    I feel as if Diana and I are kindred spirits. Goes without saying that her characters are always vividly human. Her world building is pretty good too. 😀

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, Meeka for visiting and reading through Diana’s words. I am happy that you loved the interview and could connect with her❤❤❤

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    2. Thanks for the visit, Andrea. Yeah, great characters are the key for me – now you know why I love your books! Lol. Have a great week and Happy Writing!

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      1. acflory says:

        I think we’re both people persons. 🙂

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        1. Ha ha. Serious introvert though. I’m perfectly happy being holed up at home for weeks at a time. 🙂

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          1. acflory says:

            Me too, so long as I have people to bounce ideas around with I’m happy. Digital or face to face doesn’t matter. 🙂

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  13. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    An interview with D.Wallace Peach.

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    1. Himani says:

      I am really glad that you loved it Robert and Thanks a tonne for reposting❤❤

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        1. Himani says:

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    2. Thanks so much for sharing! What a lovely surprise. You made my day!

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  14. Thank you for this interview with one of my favorite writers. I always enjoy reading Diana’s thoughts on writing and feel as if I’ve done a good job when she leaves a positive comment on my work. It’s great to see another interview with you, Diana. 🙂

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, Robert for liking the efforts❤❤

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        1. Himani says:

          ❤❤

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    2. Thank you for visiting, Robert. And I’m honored that you enjoy my comments on your art and writing and take them to heart. You are a talent! Have a wonderful week ahead, my friend. ❤

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  15. Thanks to you, Himani, I know a few more things about Diana, which has got to be a good thing! Like so many, I’ve got to know Diana a little through her blog and the odd exchange of comments – always so positive, so encouraging, I’m not sure she knows this but she inspires me, a man of so few words, and hours put in compared to her. I’ll put it down to age, mine not hers, so young to start at 50, I started creative writing at the age of 60 after decades in the ‘publish or perish’ scientific world. For me, Diana is like the best of scientists I’ve ever collaborated with, you just know you’re in the presence of an imagination, a mind without limits.

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    1. Himani says:

      Your welcome ❤ I really appreciate that you took out a little time to tell us what you think about Diana and you are so true because she is actually very inspiring and encouraging as a person. I personally find her to be a very supportive person and really love her positive attitude. Thank you once again for stopping by and reading through her words.❤❤❤

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    2. What a lovely comment, Eric. You started my day with a giant smile, and I’m delighted that we’ve connected. It’s interesting to me how some blogging relationships click and others fade away – typical of life, I guess. I started out writing procedures manuals. Ha! I like fiction much better. And the great thing about writing is that we are never too old to start or keep going. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Writing.

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  16. joylennick says:

    Thanks for putting Diana in the spotlight, Himani. She deserves it. She writes so beautifully and reveals so much of herself in her writing. A lovely person with an abundant talent. xx

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comment, Joy. You’re making me blush! Ha! I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. It was a pleasure answering Himani’s questions and I’m flattered and honored to be here. Have a lovely weekend and Happy Writing!

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      1. Himani says:

        ❤❤

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      2. joylennick says:

        Thank you. You too. Enjoy! x

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    2. Himani says:

      Your welcome, Joy. She is an inspiration for all those who wants to put their hands in writing. She is not just an amazing writer but an equally amazing person❤❤

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  17. inese says:

    Thank you for the interview, Himani! Diana is an inspiration to everyone who knows her and her books ❤

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to read, Inese, and thanks for the smile. You’re always so kind. Have a wonderful weekend with your camera, my friend. ❤

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    2. Himani says:

      Your Welcome, Inese. Yes! she is truly an inspiration❤❤❤

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  18. Teri Polen says:

    Himani, thanks for hosting Diana – I loved learning more about her. Diana, I wonder the same thing also, about what would have happened if I’d boarded the writing train earlier in life. But at least we’re both here now. I enjoy thinking about you and The Gnome King having exciting adventures in the forest!

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    1. I admire women who work, raise children, keep a household running, and miraculously find time to write, Teri. There was NO WAY I could have done it. But better late than never, and I love it that we can continue writing into old old old age. 😀 Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment. Happy Writing!

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you so much,Teri❤ Your appreciation means a lot to me. Knowing about Diana was a great thing for me too❤❤❤

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  19. What a great interview! Concise and delightful! Also, one of my favorite, down-to-earth, people!

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, Kevin. I am glad that you liked the interview. It means a lot to me❤

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      1. She’s awesome! My pleasure!

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        1. Himani says:

          Yes, Indeed! She is a wonderful writer and equally awesome as a person❤❤❤❤

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          1. Thank you, again, Himani, for the interview, and for being so kind in your comments and replies. It’s been my honor and pleasure to spend so much time on your blog. ❤

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            1. Himani says:

              This is so kind of you to say that, Diana❤ It’s totally my pleasure to have you on my blog. You have been the best all throughout. Thank you so so much❤❤❤

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        2. Thank you so much for the kind comments, Kevin, and for taking the time to read. It’s been a delight being over here and chatting about writing and books. Have a wonderfully creative day, my friend. 🙂

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  20. Awesome interview! I didn’t know Diana wrote a time travel story, sounds intriguing 🙂

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you Louise, I am glad that you found the interview to be awesome. It means a lot to me. Yes, she has written a lot of fantasy books that even I was not aware about until the interview. Hope you go for some of her Books, they are really good to read. I even love her poetry❤❤

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    2. I had so much fun writing a time travel story, Louise, and what a bear keeping everything straight as the future kept changing! Ha ha. Thanks for stopping by to read the interview. Himani had great questions and she’s a wonderful host. 🙂 Happy Writing!

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      1. Himani says:

        I am extremely happy right now, Diana that you loved those questions so much😃😃. I truly enjoyed your answers and talking to you is always a great experience. And thank you so much for your appreciation☺☺

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      2. It’s so hard to do time-travel well, but I’m sure you kept everything straight 🙂 Will add to my seemingly never-ending TBR list!

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        1. 😀 Those TBR lists are ever-growing, aren’t they? My is teetering!

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  21. J.D. Riso says:

    Great interview with a wonderful writer. Interesting to know that she didn’t write her first book until 50! She really made up for lost time. I truly admire how prolific she is. Thanks for shining light on her, Himani.

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, J. I am happy that you liked the interview so much. That pays for the little efforts I placed. And I am also happy that you liked Diana and her answers. She is a great writer and a great person too❤❤

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    2. Thank you for stopping by to read and for the lovely comment. Yep, life certainly isn’t over by 50 and it’s never too late to reinvent ourselves. 🙂 Have a wonderfully adventurous day, J.D. ❤

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  22. balroop2013 says:

    What a lovely interview of my favorite lady who inspires with her words. Himani, I admire her style of writing and like a magician she can produce a wonderful poem though she writes such lengthy books! Thank you revealing so many aspects of Diana, a multi-talented author. 🙂 Stay blessed.

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, Balroop❤. I am happy that you loved the interview and got to know Diana more. And she is truly a multi-talent. I too find her to be very inspiring❤. Thank you once again for your wishes❤❤❤☺

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    2. You’re so kind, Balroop, to mention my poetry. Ack, blushing to hear that from an accomplished poet as yourself. Thanks for stopping by to read, my friend. It’s been a blast to hang our on Himani’s blog. 🙂 Happy Writing!

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      1. Himani says:

        I am really happy to hear that you’re enjoying here, Diana. It’s an honour for me totally❤❤ Thanks for your extreme support☺☺

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  23. mylilplace says:

    What a wonderful interview! I learned so much more about Diana as a person and a writer. Great job, Himani! Thanks for this! It made my day.

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so much for your appreciation, Maia. I am really glad that you enjoyed the Interview. Your words have made my day❤

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    2. Thanks for the visit, Li’l. Himani was so sweet to ask me, and she had some great questions. I was honored, Sorry about the late reply… Despite how much I enjoy WP, it’s has been giving me troubles lately. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

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      1. mylilplace says:

        I completely agree! Himani did such an amazing job with the interview questions.❤️

        Diana, please don’t ever feel rushed to reply to any of my comments. It has been a hectic week for many of us too and yes, WP has been kinda glitchy. I am hoping the kinks will sort themselves out soon. Have a good evening and a nice rest. 🙂

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        1. Himani says:

          Omigod😃 Thank you so much Li’l. This means a lot to me. Thank you for your appreciation. This will motivate me to keep going.

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  24. memadtwo says:

    It’s great to learn more about you Diana. I’m glad you have made the time to encourage your readers in their own writing too. Thanks! (K)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to read, Kerfe. I wish I had more time to promote other writers and poets in a meaningful way. It’s one of the parts of blogging that I enjoy the most. Have a wonderful, creative weekend. ❤

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Thanks Diana. Hope all is going smoothly!

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  25. This is a lovely interview with Diana. Starting to write later in life is not unusual. Writing is not an area where you get child proteges.

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you, Robbie for loving this interview.

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    2. Great point, Robbie. Though some people do seem to have it easier than others. Fortunately, writing is great fun as well as hard work. Thanks so much for stopping by to read. I’m slowly catching up after being away, and this was a fun way to start. Have a great weekend!

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  26. Excellent interview, Diana. I learned new tidbits about you–liked you once wanted a career outdoors. Of course, writing allows that doesn’t it. I love your work schedule–we both want simply to fill our days with writing.

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    1. I wanted to be a “mountain woman,” Jacqui, and if there was something adventurous to do outside, I was all in! That’s changed with age, but that’s okay to too. 😀 Thanks for the visit and for the comment. I have to get back to your book now. Lol.

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you, Jacqui for liking the interview❤❤

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  27. Mae Clair says:

    An awesome interview. The worlds Diana creates are pure magic. I am always enthralled by her books and vivid writing. Diana, even if you did wait to 50 to start writing, you have accomplished amazing things. The world of fiction would be much the poorer if you hadn’t taken pen to paper and fingers to keyboard. Wishing you continued success!

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Mae, and for the kind comments. I remember “discovering” writing and thinking, “Finally, I know what I want to do for the rest of my life.” It was such an amazing feeling and well worth the wait. Happy Writing to you and have a great weekend. ❤

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you, Mae. I am glad that you liked the interview❤❤

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  28. AmyRose🌹 says:

    When we are not attached to technology, it’s amazing what we can accomplish. I know this holds true for you, Diana. I’ve received some of the same comments as you have …. “I don’t know how you do it all.” No I don’t have published books. Yet. Like you I really didn’t fall into my Passion until later in life when tragedy struck hard. Your answers are inspiring and darn it, I’m just so proud of all you have accomplished. What a great interview! Thank you for sharing with us your wisdom. 💝💝💝

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    1. Thanks for the beautiful comment, Amy. It’s amazing what we can accomplish later in life. Just think about what the youngsters have to look forward to. Lol. You’re sweet to stop by and read. I’m so flattered to be here, and I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. I hope nature lures you outside with your camera this weekend. ❤

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      1. AmyRose🌹 says:

        You are welcome, Diana. Nature always lures me out in Nature. (smile) Happy Weekend!! 🌈

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you, Amy.I am glad that you enjoyed the Interview❤❤

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  29. Silent Hour says:

    I always enjoy an interview with Diana. She is a great writer and very inspiring.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Basilike. Himani was generous to offer an interview, and I took her up on it instantly. It’s been fun. It’s good to be back, and I’ll be over soon to see what you’ve been up to. 🙂 Happy Weekend!

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      1. Himani says:

        Thank you so much, Diana you were really kind to say yes instantly❤

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      2. Silent Hour says:

        It was a real pleasure, Diana! I don’t want to miss pieces by you or pieces about you. Have a great weekend!

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    2. Himani says:

      Yes, Indeed❤

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  30. Always wonderful to learn more about you, Diana. Your discipline reveals the ‘magic’ of your writing productivity and constant improvement. The hours you spend supporting others and managing your blog are also impressive. And then of course, the added bonus of making time to frolic with the Gnome King! Lovely that you are back.

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    1. When I was packing up and moving and unpacking my parent’s household, Molly, they asked me if I ever stopped. Nope. Ha ha. It’s funny, but I think of myself as a lazy person. 🙂 Thanks for the visit, my dearest friend, and for your kind comment. Have a great weekend!

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      1. Isn’t it interesting how those of us with an unquenchable work ethic never think we are doing enough? Interesting and disturbing. Haha! I doubt anyone outside looking in could ever call you lazy, my dear friend! I hope you can put your feet up and relax sometime this weekend.

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        1. A little bit of relaxing. I was away for a month and my hubby doesn’t know how to work the vacuum… well, he does but… hmm. 😀

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        2. Himani says:

          I agree on this with you, Molly😅

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  31. Thêa says:

    Super! But I really need to read the intervju once more (at least). Too early in the morning to really being able to take it all in. But one thing is for sure, Diana. You are great!

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you for liking it❤❤. I agree with you, she is a gem❤❤

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    2. Thanks for the early morning visit, Thea. Ha ha. Get yourself some coffee. 🙂 And thanks for making me smile with your sweet comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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      1. Thêa says:

        Sweet for the sweet, I meant to write. Then the finger slipped on the iPad. 😱😅

        Want some hot chocolate? (It’s evening now.)

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        1. I figured that’s what you meant. Lol. 🙂

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          1. Thêa says:

            Got a bit sweaty there for a second… 🤣

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  32. Great interview! Diana is just such a super lady and stellar writer – it’s nice learning a bit more about what makes her tick 😁

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, Jessica. I am glad that you got to know Diana more. She is actually a super lady with a big heart ❤❤❤

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        1. Himani says:

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    2. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jess, and for the kind comment. It was a fun interview with some questions that I hadn’t come across before. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Writing!

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  33. Outstanding interview, Diana and Himani! ♥ Must share…

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit, Bette. Himani certainly made me feel welcome, and what a way to return home and to the blog. Thanks for sharing, my friend, and Happy Writing!

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      1. Himani says:

        Thank you so much, Diana❤. I am extremely cheerful that this Interview could be a medium for your comeback after a long break. We all are eagerly waiting for the prompts and posts.❤❤

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        1. My pleasure, Diana. 🐰 Have and Awesome Easter Weekend! xo

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you so much, Bette. I am glad that you liked it❤❤❤

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  34. I am certainly glad to have stopped by to read this interview. I especially connected with the sixth response. It is interesting to reflect back on the seed of a story even if the story doesn’t much resemble that germ of an idea.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, D. I hadn’t really thought about story origins before, so it was a fun one to contemplate. And I was surprised at the clarity of my memory for each one. Have a great Friday and Happy Writing!

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    2. Himani says:

      I am extremely thankful to you, Avery for stopping by to read and I am glad that you could connect yourself with Diana’s answers. That truly completes the intentions behind the Interview. Thank you so much❤❤❤❤

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  35. What an EXCELLENT interview, Himani. And Diana’s answers are helpful and inspiring. I, also, didn’t start publishing until after I turned 50. But I wrote a lot before then, and experienced a lot of adventures, so I think the “older” writer actually has a lot to offer once she devotes her time to it. Diana’s devotion is amazing and helps me keep on track with my writing hours. Same with blogging – as you know, it takes a lot of time, and at times I think I should reduce my blogging time, but I don’t because the community we have developed here only makes our writing better and stronger for many reasons. ❤
    Oh, one more thing. I thought I wasn't a "fantasy" reader until I ordered one of Diana's books. Now both my guy AND I are hooked – on D.W. Peach novels.

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    1. Thank you, Pam, you fantasy reader you. You’re so sweet and encouraging! I didn’t realize that your publishing journey didn’t start until after age 50 too. And actually, I don’t think it’s all that uncommon. It’s the time of life when many of us start having a little more free time. 🙂 I too am hooked on this blogging community. Its wonderful. Happy Writing, my friend. ❤

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    2. Himani says:

      Omigod, I am extremely happy that you loved the interview. Diana is truly an inspiration for a lot of us in the blogging world. The way she manages blogging and writing and never hesitates to support people, it was she that made me realized that the community is extremely supporting and I learned this from her to support newbies out there in the blogging world,because she did that when I started and is doing even today. I just equally love her as you do. Thanks again for loving the interview❤❤❤

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  36. I haven’t read Sunwielder – so I’m off to get that………. 🙂 Great interview!, thank you Himani and Diana

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Pauline. And of course, your comment about Sunwielder made me do a little jig in my living room. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it. I can’t wait to stop by your place and see what you’ve been up to. Happy Creating!

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you for liking the Interview. And I am happy that you got a book for yourself😃

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  37. dgkaye says:

    Fabulous interview ladies. Diana, you are so well disciplined, and do I ever know how blogging and all that’s entailed with it can take up so much of what could be writing time. Yet, you do a wonderful job. Happy to have you back! ❤

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    1. Thanks, Debby. I feel out of writing practice after almost a month without one stroke of the keyboard. But there’s always tomorrow! It is very fun to be back blogging, and yes, you are a blogging dynamo, so I know you can relate. 🙂 I’ll be over soon. ❤

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      1. dgkaye says:

        Take a breath my friend. You know we aren’t going anywhere ❤

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you, D.G. Kaye for stopping by and reading it. Yes, Indeed she has lot of energy and strength to manage blogging with writing which is actually a result of a disciplined life.

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      1. dgkaye says:

        That’s it exactly – a disciplined life! 🙂

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        1. Himani says:

          Yes, Indeed❤

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  38. Interesting questions and answers, Diana and Himani. Nice job! Diana, I knew Soul Swallowers came from a writing prompt, but I didn’t know where you got the ideas for some of your other books. I enjoyed learning even more about you.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping here to read, Mary. I didn’t even realize where my ideas came from until I started answering the question! Ha ha. I’m so glad to be home and back to blogging. Happy Writing, my friend. ❤

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    2. Himani says:

      Thank you so much,Mary and I am glad that you liked the Interview and got to know Diana more.☺

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  39. I enjoyed this so much. I’m always excited to read about D.Wallace Peach, To learn a bit more about her and her books. I am always awed by her energy and amazing attention she offers the rest of us bloggers and wannabes. Thank you for the excellent interview and thank you D.

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    1. Himani says:

      I am elated that you enjoyed the interview❤ She is very kind and supportive. I am just so glad that she was the first that I interacted with when I took up blogging because that has been the best thing for me. And ya, we need to know the recipe behind her energy😅 I think Diana can reveal that better😉

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      1. She never fails to support the rest of us, I don’t know how she finds time but she is a gem.

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        1. Himani says:

          I absolutely agree on this with you. She is a gem❤

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    2. Thanks, Holly, for the lovely comment. You flatter me! LOL. I don’t feel very energetic most of the time, but I do have an awesome time with my fellow bloggers. So much talent. Have a wonderful afternoon. ❤

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      1. Interacting with you and your blog is a joy. I get the energy part. I could take a nap right now! ❤

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  40. Nice interview Himani. I agree with you and love Diana’s writing. Her writing captures my heart and imagination, and the prompts have helped me tiptoe in new directions too.

    Diana, it’s nice to learn more about you, your background, and motivations. I didn’t realize that you’ve written so many books. Kudos. I love your blog writing and look forward to exploring your books.

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    1. Himani says:

      Thank You so much for stopping by and reading through her words❤. I am happy that you got to know her a lot more. And Ya! I agree her prompts are just awesome. Everybody loves them, including me. I am a fan I would say❤

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      1. My pleasure Himani. Clearly we’re both fans. 🙂

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        1. Himani says:

          Yes,Brad😉

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    2. Thanks so much for the visit, Brad, and the kind comment. I’m glad you’re tiptoeing and doing such a great job at it too. I think I have 16 books now (I keep forgetting), and hopefully more to come. 🙂 Happy Writing, my friend.

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  41. Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    Today’s my first full day back from my travels, and how lovely to kick off my return with an interview hosted by Himani, an avid blogger and writer. I’m closing comments here so I can hang out over there! I hope you stop by to say hi. 🙂

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  42. Oh, Himani. I’m so honored and what a fun interview. I loved your questions and am delighted to kick off your series. You’re awesome, my friend, and best of all I’m tickled that my prompt encouraged you to write! Enjoy your creativity! Thank you for the opportunity to be a guest on your blog. Happy Writing. ❤

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    1. Himani says:

      😍 I am extremly thankful to you Diana, for being so kind and I am really glad that you liked the interview questions. Thank you so much for supporting me and yes! for those fantastic prompts you hold every month❤

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      1. My pleasure. I’ll keep checking in, and I hope you get lots of visits and new followers. 🙂

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        1. Himani says:

          Oh! That’s so sweet and supportive of you, Diana. Thanks a tonne😍 You have all my heart❤

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