DiAnn Mills – Author Essentials & Every Writer’s Journey

Expect an Adventure w/DEADLY ENCOUNTER

Author Essentials

diann-mills-author-photo-1-1Name: DiAnn Mills

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Birthday: 12 – 28  (Not giving up the year 🙂

Place of Birth: Bucyrus, Ohio

Education/Writer’s Associations: Moody Bible Institute / Oh my … ACFW, RWA/FHL, Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers, International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, Texas Inspirational Writers Alive

Marital Status: Married to Dean

Children: 4 Adult Sons; 3 perfect and beautiful grandchildren

Pets: -0-

Fav Color, Flower, Food: Green, Yellow Rose, salad

Fav Reads or Authors: Joel Rosenberg, David Baldacci, Harlen Coben, Steven James,

Website: www.diannmills.com

Other Book Titles: http://www.diannmills.com/books/

978-1-4964-1097-9-400x600DEADLY ENCOUNTER is Book One in her newest FBI Task Force Series. Book Two releases April 2017.

Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston’s airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man’s motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747.

Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first in a string of incidences that throw her life into a tailspin, Alex begins to wonder if Stacy was targeted. As a health emergency endangers Stacy’s community, and the task force pulls in leads from all directions, Alex and Stacy must work together to prevent another deadly encounter.



Every Writer’s Journey

  1. What did you discover about yourself and/or God through writing the characters in this book? The gift of forgiving myself. We’re often way too hard on ourselves.
  2. Reading—love it or hate it? Your current read? Love it! A fiction: Scattered Links by
  3. Writing—what was your Goal as a beginning writer? To have a book published and reach others for Christ. Goal today? To have a book made into a movie and reach others for Christ.
  4. Inspiration—how do you maintain it for the long haul of writing a novel? Novel writing is my calling, my ministry. There is my inspiration.
  5. Pantser or Plotter? What’s your process? Both! I have an overall idea and a few scenes in mind, but how I get there is the journey and adventure.
  6. Music, Quiet or other? What’s your best writing environment? Anywhere. 🙂
  7. Hobby or Activity when you want to chill? Cook or Read
  8. What’s your no-fail creativity charger or how do you defeat writer’s block? I don’t have a problem with writer’s block. If I find myself questioning a character’s actions, I’ll write another scene and come back to it.
  9. One thing every aspiring writer should develop for the long run of being an author. A strong, growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Tough skin!
  10. In what aspect of writing are you pursuing growth this year? Deepening characterization.
  11. What’s your next writing project? Finishing up Book Three in the FBI Task Force series Genre and Working Title: Romantic Suspense – Blood Oath. 
  12. Why is this genre important to you? It’s what I do – helping others see there is hope in a scary world. The second book in the series, Deep Extraction, is an April 2017 release.
  13. An organization or ministry you are connected with that we should know about. My church: http://www.championforest.org/ My heart is linked to the plight of the Southern Sudanese.
  14. Giveaway? Absolutely! A personalized or an e-copy of Deadly Encounter – Book One FBI Task Force Series