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.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.
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…