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Today we're featuring an interview with Dianna Bellerose, author of Fire and Ice. Our author interview series provides an opportunity for our readers to get to know our authors on a deeper level and also learn more about the types of books we're publishing.
Diana Bellerose is born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria Europe, but she lives with her husband, daughter and their two dogs and cat in Seattle, WA. She has finished college in her thirties and found passion for writing about relationships obstacles later on. That is how she decided to write her first fiction novel to help woman cope in their marriage and recognize what is acceptable in a relationship and what is not.
She enjoys gardening, photography, drawing, exploring other cultures, visiting interesting places, languages, and yoga in her free time. She is currently working on her second fiction novel.
Synopsis: Fire and Ice
In Fire and Ice, Nancy, a kindhearted woman, marries her high school sweetheart, Tom.Their marriage is wrecked from the beginning by Tom’s controlling mother, and soon, Tom’s drunken rages and abuse toward Nancy. In America, Tom and Nancy and their daughter, Jen, start a new life. Young Jen is now the referee of all their fights. As the Great Recession tests their mettle, Nancy discovers that for years Tom has been sending all of their “savings” to his parents. Now middle-aged, Nancy realizes that she must leave Tom and start all over again with neither a career nor savings.
Here’s your chance to market your book. Describe it. And why readers should pick it up?
My book has to do with marriage, interaction, relationship with in-laws and the result of it. It is a great way for the reader to see what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to the way people behave. The purpose of the book is to empower women. My book is a great tool for women globally because it teaches them what is love and what is not. What is acceptable in a relationship and what to keep their eyes open for.
How did your book come to life?
It was a long two years of writing and editing, until I found the best advice from a person who I admire a lot. She walked me throw the whole process and gave me the necessary tools.
Who is you favorite character in your book and why?
My favorite character is Nancy because she is so loving, hard working and very determined to overcome all obstacles life throws at her. She is strong and powerful human being, and she can be a great example.
Why do you think your readers are going to enjoy your book?
My book is based on very disturbing events that occur in life, and I wrote it with all my heart and soul. I wanted to make a connection with the reader in a deeper level.
Did you learn anything from writing your book that was unexpected?
There is always a way to learn something when you write a story about life, and I did learned that no matter what life throw at you, you can always fight back and overcome everything. Everyone has the power to do it, as long as you have faith.
List three adjectives that describe your book as a whole:
Powerful, Romantic and Engaging
Who inspires you?
My inspiration was from a voice I had in my head for years. In the beginning I was not paying much attention, until my story came.
Where do you find your ideas?
I have always been curious about how people interact, what triggers their behavior and what is a great way to communicate and what is not.
Why do you write? Is it something you’ve always done, or always wanted to do?
When I write, I feel happy. I never imagined I would have a published book, everything was so spontaneous.
What is your work in progress? Tell us about it.
My work is a second book the continuation of Fire and Ice. I do not want to spoil the surprise, but I can tell you this, it is going to be thicker and there are other things I want to keep secret.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Europe, life there is so different, like another planet. There is a cultural difference and that makes thing interesting to me.
What is the best book you've read?
I cannot say which one is the best book I have ever read because I loved all of the books. It is hard for me to pick only one.
Why did you decide to publish with Infinity Publishing?
I was referred to Infinity Publishing by another author, and that is why I decided to publish with this company. I like their constant help and dedication in all of my marketing efforts.
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