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Saturday, February 28, 2009



This month, I’m delighted to feature a great writer and awesome lady, DiAnn Mills, whose latest release is an exciting suspense novel entitled Breach of Trust from Tyndale House. I’ve read this book and highly recommend it to suspense lovers and anyone who loves action, adventure, and, um, dare I say? Romance.

DiAnn is an exceptional writer who has sold over 1.5 million books in her eleven year writing career. Her books have won numerous awards, and she is a popular speaker at writers’ conferences around the US. Not only does DiAnn challenge her readers to “Expect an Adventure,” but she also gives back to the writing community by mentoring new and wannabe writers through Jerry Jenkins’ Christian Writer’s Guild. A member of several prestigious writers’ organizations such as American Christian Fiction Writers (a founding member) and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, DiAnn lives in sunny Houston, Texas. She and her husband have four adult sons and are active members of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Q. DiAnn, tell us about your latest book, Breach of Trust.
A. Paige Rogers is a former CIA agent who lost all she treasured seven years ago when her entire team was killed in a covert mission. She blames their leader—Daniel Keary—whom Paige believes betrayed them. Disillusioned and afraid for her life, she disappeared and started a new life as a small-town librarian. But when Keary announces his candidacy for governor of her state, he comes after Paige to ensure that she won’t ruin his bid for office. He threatens everything she holds dear, and Paige must choose between the life of hiding that has become her refuge . . . or risking everything in one last, desperate attempt to right old wrongs.

Q. What gave you the inspiration for this story?
A. While driving through rural Oklahoma, my "what-if" writer's mode kicked in. What if a CIA agent was forced to change identities and hide out in rural Oklahoma? What would she do? How would she change her looks? And more importantly, what would bring her out of hiding? I wanted my heroine to have found God among good people who showed her what following Jesus was all about. And I wanted her commitment to her new-found faith to guide her in all of the decisions she faced in bringing a corrupt politician to justice.

Q. What themes exist in Breach of Trust that you hope the reader sees? Are there any themes that weren't overt but developed as the story progressed?
A. All Christians are called to a purpose, a divine calling that others may not understand. The issue of trust is difficult topic for anyone who has ever been betrayed.

Q. What advice or tips do you have for writers who are just getting started?
A. Read the books in the genre you want to write. Read the how-to books.
Attend conferences and get to know other writers, editors, and agents. You are a professional. Write every day. Pray for wisdom and guidance. Give God the glory.

Q. When is your next book coming out and what is the story?
A. Breach of Security is my next book in the Call of Duty series. Danika Morales is a Border Patrol Agent in McAllen, Texas. For two years she's looked for the murderer of her husband. What she discovers is a plot to destroy everything she believes in.

Thank you, DiAnn!

If you want to know more about DiAnn’s books and ministries, visit her Web site at . Look for Breach of Trust in your local bookstore. Tyndale House, ISBN: 1-4143-2047-2.

Enter our drawing for a free, autographed copy of Breach of Trust by leaving a comment AND your email address. (I have no way to contact you if you don’t!)

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Blogger Bev said...

I enjoyed the interview and this sounds like a book I would really like. DiAnn is a new author to me.


March 1, 2009 6:36 PM  
Blogger HollyMag said...

I've been reading good stuff about this book. I would love the opportunity to win a copy!

March 1, 2009 7:42 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

This book sounds so interesting and I would love to read it. Please enter me in the drawing.


March 1, 2009 8:17 PM  
Blogger Martha A. said...

It sounds like a really fun book! i love stories that involve libraries!

March 1, 2009 8:24 PM  
Blogger bookwurm70 said...

Sounds like the book for me! I'm a librarian and I want to move to Oklahoma! Please enter me.

bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

March 1, 2009 11:22 PM  
Blogger mez said...

Breach of Trust sounds really exciting. I love DiAnn's books, so please include me. Thanks!

March 2, 2009 12:38 PM  
OpenID rebornbutterfly said...

Love to read another Diann Mills book!

rebornbutterfly (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

March 3, 2009 11:11 PM  
Blogger peachykath said...

The book sounds very interesting and something I would love a chance to read. Please enter me in the drawing.


March 4, 2009 1:03 PM  
Blogger ~Ley said...

Oh, this book sounds really good. I'm a librarian so naturally I can't resist! Enter me in the drawing please.


March 4, 2009 4:33 PM  
Blogger Kathy Carlton Willis said...

I love DiAnn Mills and would be thrilled to win a copy of this latest release! I wish DiAnn all the best in the world with this project and the books she has coming up next. And Louise, thanks so much for sharing the interview with us! If I win, send notice to: WillisWay (at) aol (dot) com. Thanks!

March 5, 2009 1:02 AM  
Blogger Tammy Doherty said...

DiAnn Mills is a new author for me, too. Thank you, Louise, for posting this interview. I love suspense & I'm just delving into the available inspy suspense books. I'd love to win a copy of 'Breach of Trust' but even if I don't, I know what book to look for on my next book shopping foray!

Blessings to both Louise and DiAnn,
Tammy Doherty
tdinishowen(at) charter (dot) net

March 8, 2009 2:32 PM  
Blogger amapola said...

I love to visit your site to read about my favorite authors and their new releases. DiAnn Mills new novel sounds very interesting. I'd love the opportunity to read it.


March 9, 2009 10:59 AM  
Blogger South of the Border said...

I love DiAnn Mills! Considering the state of things along the border right now, this should be a best seller. She writes so much to help others; I hope this will be a very successful project. I'd love to win one of her books.
Ann Knowles

March 9, 2009 11:28 PM  
Blogger Martha A. said...

I would love to win it! I love suspense!

March 11, 2009 7:39 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

My mom is a huge reader and I would love to win this book for her. It sounds like something she would really enjoy reading! Actually, I believe she has the first book in the series, but not this one, so it would be a great gift for her.
Thank you!
momofjimmy [at] yahoo [dot] com

March 11, 2009 9:57 PM  
Blogger Carrie Turansky said...

Oh, this sounds like a great story. I've enjoyed several of DiAnn's books and I will look forward to reading this one! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!
Carrie (at) turansky (dot) com

March 12, 2009 6:09 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great read! Please enter me in the contest. My email address is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

March 12, 2009 10:40 PM  
OpenID shilohwriter said...

Joan, I'm looking forward to reading the Wind of the Spirit. Great looking cover!

March 18, 2009 4:15 PM  
Blogger kalea_kane said...

I wasn't sure when your giveaway ended, but I would LOVE an autographed copy of Breach of Trust. This sounds like an incredible story.

Thank you so much!



March 23, 2009 1:57 PM  

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