Celebrating Earth Day with Shannon Baker: Aliens, Polygamists, and Hopi, Oh My!

Wonderful Shannon Baker, author of 3 books and several short stories, is back again to celebrate Earth Day with us — this time with her friend Laura Kamala. Laura  has lived in the spectacular Canyonlands of southeast Utah for thirty-eight years. During this time she was variously incarnated as a filmmaker, writer, artist, business entrepreneur, and Director of Utah Programs for Grand Canyon Trust. Diana: This is a new … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day with Shannon Baker: Aliens, Polygamists, and Hopi, Oh My!

Finding Love in Your DNA

Wouldn’t it be great if we could do away with  dating and failed relationships merely by  doing a DNA cheek swab? It sounds simple and pain free, doesn’t it? In our cells lurk genetic markers that just might indicate who is an ideal spouse and who is an utter cad. My guest today, Peter Schattner, is an award-winning scientist, educator and writer with 30 years experience in molecular biology, genetics, biomedical … Continue reading Finding Love in Your DNA

Darynda Jones Prize Winner!

I know I’ve dragged this out quite some time. Two weeks doesn’t sound like much, unless you’re waiting with bated breath for me to post something — anything — about who won the delectable prize of reading a Darynda Jones Eighth Grave After Dark ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) well before anyone else. So, without more ado, and before I sound like that cute guy who promised to … Continue reading Darynda Jones Prize Winner!

Darynda Jones: Snarky Sayings and Grim (Reaper) Secrets

Darynda Jones has a secret. On paper, her alter ego Charley Davidson is snarky, sex-mad, able to kick paranormal foes in their paranormal behinds. In real life, Darynda is probably one of the sweetest people you’ve ever met. She has a humble, self-deprecating humor, she’ll tell you all her writing secrets as if they don’t amount to much, and she’s more likely to talk about her … Continue reading Darynda Jones: Snarky Sayings and Grim (Reaper) Secrets

Greek Tragedy in Western Kansas

I had the pleasure of interviewing Charlotte Hinger, the author of four books. Her novel, Hidden Heritage was cited by Kirkus Reviews as “One of the Best Mysteries of 2013” and also “One of the Best Fiction Books of 2013.” A native Kansan with a flaming state loyalty, she says her books prove “the Greek tragedy is alive and well, it’s just moved to Western Kansas.” Her mysteries … Continue reading Greek Tragedy in Western Kansas

Alan Orloff: Murder, Politics & the Serious Comedian

It’s Alan Orloff’s birthday! To celebrate, I’m running a video interview we did at Malice. Alan’s books are great and so are his not-to-be-missed author signings.  If you think that’s hype, tell me when was the last time you saw an author wearing a star spangled Cat-in-the-Hat hat and doing a stand up comedy routine? His book, The Deadly Campaign, is just the thing to get you … Continue reading Alan Orloff: Murder, Politics & the Serious Comedian

Up All Night With Harlan Coben

    “I want to keep you up all night” Harlan Coben is no nonsense. He’ll sit down for an interview, give it his all, but he’s not the kind of guy to schmooze or waste time. An air of mystery surrounds him like an invisible cloak. Fangirls flirt with him at conferences, but you can always tell, though he might be flattered, they’re wasting … Continue reading Up All Night With Harlan Coben

Louise Penny's Night with the Monks: The Beautiful Mystery

The amazing, fantastic, incredible, Louise Penny sat down with me and let me into the secrets behind her Agatha Winning novel, The Beautiful Mystery. This is one of my funniest interviews — due entirely to Louise’s dry, wonderful wit. (if the video doesn’t load, please update your Adobe) During the time it’s taken me to edit and post this interview, Louise has come out with not one, but … Continue reading Louise Penny's Night with the Monks: The Beautiful Mystery