"I've colored outside the lines from day one and 
hunt for the road less traveled."
— Dianna Love

New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love

THE PATH NOT OFTEN TRAVELED

Dianna started out life as a photorealistic artist and launched her first business at the age of seventeen out of necessity. She was living on her own and working two jobs so she started painting signs and murals every free minute she could find.  It wasn’t long before she had a following that allowed her to give up three other jobs.  Years later, while painting over a hundred feet in the air, she started making up stories to keep herself entertained during the long days.  That’s when she penned her first novel, which won the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier and Golden Heart® awards prior to being published by a New York house, then won the Rita® Award.  Dianna has written urban fantasy, romantic thrillers, young adult sci-fi/fantasy and a nonfiction (writing reference) books. Her Belador urban fantasy series continues to grow as she reveals more about that world and the characters. When she’s not in her writing cave in Peachtree City, GA (near Atlanta), she’s down on the Gulf coast fishing or off on a motorcycle adventure on her BMW bike. 

Dianna loves to meet readers online and at live events.  Be sure to step up and say hello when you see her out and about.

"... an exciting, pulse pounding thriller...The last half of the book was a nail biter...I love Dianna Love’s writing, her wonderful imagination, and her ability to grab us from the start of each book she writes, and keep us there until the end… Every time."

Barb, The Reading Cafe (Witchlock)

 “Love pens a compelling plot, charismatic characters, vivid imagery and a passionate love story that will leave you breathless… DECEPTIVE TREASURES is the fifth book in the SLYE-TEMP series and is just as compelling as the first four books.”

Billie Jo, Romance Junkies

Dianna’s first book won the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award and sold out in three months.

She went on to win more awards and become a USA Today and New York Times bestseller, writing romantic thrillers, urban fantasy and young adult.

QUESTIONS FROM READERS ... be sure to send in yours!

Sally C asked:
 I could not stop reading your story. I would say, "ok, just a few more pages." then I would look at the clock. It may be 10pm or 2am. How do you define the people in your stories? Are they based on people you have met or combination of people you have met or just your imaginaton?  

What a lovely compliment! All of my characters are fictional and represent no living (or dead) person. I do draw characteristics and mannerisms from all the people I've met and still meet in life. Characters come to me in different ways. I can be walking or busy working around the house when a character comes to mind.  I'll pause whatever I'm doing to see what this character is up to. The next thing I'll see is that character in a setting or involved in an action, then scenes unfold ... it happens all sorts of ways. In fact, a couple books back, I had a specific female character in mind I wanted to write (who will be in a future book), but as I began researching the area I wanted as her background an entirely new female came to the forefront and I realized she had to be my female protagonist for that story. I stay open to whatever inspires me. Thanks for writing in!

Jennifer asked:
 I'm almost finished with a book and would like to know where I can get advice on editing, getting published and marketing from other authors? I'm not going to ask it here - you'd need a lot of space. lol  

 Congratulations on finishing your book!! That's a big step. Kudos to you for wanting to find out all you can about this business called publishing. You probably know about the many writing organizations, but I'd like to suggest you visit www.AllWriterWorkshops.com, which has one-day chats and longer online programs taught by professionals in the business. I participate in one-day chats during the year like one where you can ask anything about the publishing business and, in another one-day, about how to write a selling blurb - just to give you some examples. Good luck with your book!

Trevor asked:
I've never read a series like the Beladors before. At the end of Treoir Dragon Hoard you mentioned an upcoming Dragon Chronicles. Will that end the Belador series as we know it (btw, I'm looking forward to the chronicles)?

Nope! I took a lot of time to think about the future of this series, because the world is very large (which I love) and I want everty story to have to be told. For this reason, I'm dedicating a specific spinoff to the Treoir Dragon Chronicles so I can fully explore all that history and the current-day stories. At the same time, I'll continue writing the Belador series where I can address the ongoing world and lives of the main - and secondary - characters. Daeagn (Treoir dragon) will be in the Belador stories, while some core Belador characters will be in the chronicles. I believe this will offer me the best way to share much more about those worlds and the characters. Thank you for following the Belador series! 

Jenny asked:
How did you go from painting photo-realistic portraits to writing books?

I like to say I fell out of the womb an artist and built my career around painting billboards and large outdoor murals, eventually adding three-dimensional projects and electronic spectaculars to my repertoire. After years of hanging hundreds of feet in the air alone, I’d gotten to the point I could paint and do something else mentally at the same time so I started making up stories to amuse myself.

In 2001, during flights back and forth from Atlanta to Boston where I was working on a big project, I started writing down my ideas, thinking I could give them to a “real” writer. It didn’t take long before I had every bit as much passion for writing as I’d always had for art and could not get enough when it came to learning the craft. Getting published took a while, but I’ve never looked back.

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