I met Diane through ASMSG one of the writers groups I belong to. She’s written a number of Young Adult novels and she kindly agreed to come and talk to us about her writing.
Author: Diane Major
I grew up in Horden, a mining village in the North East of England. I gained my professional qualification in Youth & Community Work, BSc Open Degree (Hons) as a mature student. During my career I worked both in the voluntary sector and then for local government which offered her the opportunity to develop many skills. I worked with people of all ages and from a wide variety of backgrounds. I enjoyed watching both staff and service users gain skills and become confident people.
I worked on my first book in the genre of fantasy adventure named “Children of Fury” for almost 2 years and at the same time completed my second novel “I am Nine.” To date I have published 5 fantasy adventure books, a Children’s Book and am almost ready to publish a young adults story.
Now retired, I enjoy spending time with my family, writing, walking and fundraising for a local voluntary organization.
A little about some of my books:
Children of Fury : Within a period of turmoil for the immortals Heron is born. A Fury like no other, Heron has a legacy for vengeance which spans thousands of years. In England during the 1400’s he meets a young woman named Aimee who has already met her soul mate. As their paths collide with catastrophic results a story of retribution lasting centuries and continents unfolds.
I am Nine: Is about Naomi’s journey. Something strikes and almost wipes out the Earth’s population. Naomi is taken from her parents and grows up with strangers on a ship. On reaching America Naomi and two other boys are sent on a scouting mission to find out if the land is safe enough for the community to build a new home. Naomi is separated from her companions and faces danger, until something saves her. On her journey Naomi faces great wild dogs and cannibals.
Enmitus – The Transformation: People leave a dying Earth and travel for centuries until they find their new home. As they travel the people on board the individual ships become tribes. One of the tribes settle on Serenitus and the adventure begins. Corinna’s hand in marriage is promised to Omar who is already besotted with an evil woman. Once this arrangement is made Corinna has to leave her home planet for Enmitus where she finds, hatred, deceit, cruelty, lies and love. I am currently writing the sequel.
found where we expect it least……
How long did it take to write the books?
It took almost two years to write my first book and after that I found it took less time for each book.
What inspired you to write ?
When I did start writing I wanted to develop stories that would take people away from everyday life for as long as it would take them to read one of my books.
Talk about the writing process. Did you have a writing routine? Did you do any research, and if so, what did that involve?
I write every day but not at any set time.
What do you hope your readers come away with after reading your book?
Having enjoyed an escape from reality.
Where can we go to buy your books?
Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Waterstones
Any other links or info you’d like to share?
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