Interview with Diane Copeland

What's the story behind your latest book?
White House Road is based on a popular urban myth that surrounds an area in St. Louis County. I remember as a teenager my friends and I would go there to drive around and of course the boys would always "break down", go out to the woods, and scare us girls. The myth is still around today and this is what the book is based on. A supernatural thriller about entities that lurk in the woods surrounding the area..
When did you first start writing?
I started writing fiction when I was a child. I wrote my first short story at the age of eleven. I still have that story to this day.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Patterson, Stephen King, the Bronte' sisters and Dean Koontz, just to name a few.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend quality time with my family and my animals. I also like to go horseback riding and I enjoy catching a good flick.
What is your writing process?
When I start writing, I just let it flow. I don't worry about grammar or spelling, I just go. You can always edit later. I like to get my ideas down right away.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a lot of thrillers and mysteries. I always try to figure out the end.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I suppose it would be Nook. However, my favorite type of book or format will always be paperback.
Describe your desk
Cluttered! However, I do know where everything is and I have dozens of post-it notes everywhere.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in St. Louis and I have lived in both the city and country. This has greatly influenced my writing. No matter what type of story I create, the setting is always in Missouri. I write about what surrounds me.
Published 2015-08-28.
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Books by This Author

Criminal Insanity
Pre-release—available April 4, 2017. Price: $6.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Dr. Amanda Byrnes reluctantly releases Jake Caulfield from Missouri State Mental Institution for the criminally insane. Convinced Jake would kill again, Dr. Byrnes delves into his past only to reveal horrendous crimes that will forever alter her life.
White House Road
Pre-release—available April 4, 2017. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Anna Hopkins sets out to search for her missing sister who vanished along White House Road, enlisting the aid of her former boyfriend, Thomas and his brother, Nick. Separated from the others during the extensive search, Anna ends up alone with only the distant light of the moon guiding her way. She’s forced to confront her worst nightmare in order to save her sister.
Breathe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
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Breathe is a tale of two friends who share a common, yet devastating bond. Becca, healing from her own emotional and physical wounds, tries to help her friend Emily who suffers from abuse at the hand of her mother.