Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Author L. Diane Wolfe

L. Diane Wolfe is known for more than just her five book series. She's also a sought-after motivational speaker. She travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, manages an online writer’s group, and contributes to several other sites. Knowing that, you probably won't be surprised to know that her nickname is "Spunk on a Stick."

Her YA series, The Circle of Friends, features morally grounded, positive stories that appeal to both teens and concerned parents. Each of the books in the series is named about a character.

Book 1: Lori
Book 2: Sarah
Book 3: James
Book 4: Mike
Book 5: Heather

Heather has just been released. Here's a backcover blurb:
A new beginning awaits Heather Jennings. The position at Clemson means she will finally realize her dream of coaching basketball. Heather is ready to focus on her duties, using sheer force if necessary to prove her independence.
Sadly, her triumph is hampered as her father and greatest advocate lies dying of cancer. Battling her grief, she must also deal with a sister who appears incapable of responsibility or achievement. And once basketball season begins, a talented but cocky player who resembles her in every manner challenges all that remains of Heather’s patience.

Heather’s life changes when she encounters a man capable of handling her bold and feisty attitude. Straightforward and smug, he entices her to date him, and despite his gruff nature shows a great capacity for compassion. However, the last thing Heather needs is a serious relationship with a man equally fixated on work and opposed to marriage…
Diane's gotten a lot of great reviews for The Circle of Friends: Heather, including 5 Stars from Teens Read Too. She'll be back tomorrow to talk about stepping out of your comfort zone and stretching yourself as a writer. Between now and then, you can watch the book trailer for her series or zip over to The Circle of Friends website. Then come back tomorrow with questions for her and perhaps some examples of how you've stretched yourself in your writing.
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18 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Diane!!

    I'm looking forward to Diane's post tomorrow on stretching yourself as a writer.

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  2. I'm looking forward to visiting tomorrow, Helen!

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  3. Awesome news Diane- congratulations! I look forward to thoughts tomorrow.

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  4. Sounds like a great YA series, grounded in reality! Kudos to Diane ...

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  5. I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Diane is an amazing writer and she'll have lots to say!

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  6. I know a few YAs who would be interested in that series.

    Looking forward to tomorrow's post.

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  7. Since my daughter is a YA looking for good reading material, we'll need to check this out. Thanks Helen. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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  8. I'm also looking forward to hearing what Diane has to say about stretching ourselves as writers. She's a very motivating motivational speaker.
    Karen

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  9. Thanks for posting this and getting the word out about this wonderful writer. I love the supportive nature of our little blog community.

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  10. L. Dianne, I am blown away by all that you do. Do you ever sleep?

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  11. Thanks, everyone!

    And Maryann, I plan to sleep when I'm dead...

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  12. Diane, who's both an author and a motivational speaker, can draw a crowd. A big part of the reason is because she's a really great person.

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  13. Love Diane & her blog :) I'm looking forward to her post tomorrow!

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  14. It's fun having guest bloggers. They're always interesting.

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  15. Looking forward to reading the post. Popping over to Circle of Friends now.

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