Interview with Dianna Bell

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children are my inspiration for everything that I do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working, spending time with my kids, or mainly reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My daughter introduced me to wattpad and I ultimately discovered Amazon and it's been history ever since.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, is was called Love and Obession. I forst started to write it in 2000.
What is your writing process?
I let the story tell itself, I knew where I want it to go and I just go with whatevcer my muse suggests.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not really, I remember being a bored teenager on a family vacation and discovering my mother's books and reading has been a passion for me ever since.
How do you approach cover design?
I look for a subject that captures the feel of my story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have way more than five, too many to name.
What do you read for pleasure?
Any fiction really.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle app on my phone.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Self Publishing on Amazon, and advertising on my blogs and other social media.
Describe your desk
neat to the point of being painful...severe case of OCD
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Florida, and at first it didn't influence my writing. But as I got older my views differed from those of my culture.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in 1998.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest story is about a group of sinfully sexy firefighters and their unique relationship towards each other.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom to steer my writing.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I can hope that it will.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When my readers enjoy my stories.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are everything, without them I am nothing.
What are you working on next?
A Father protecting his gay son.
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to name.
Published 2014-08-31.
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Books by This Author

Bah, Humbug, A M/M Christmas Novel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,890. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Whoever said that money can't buy you happiness hit the nail smack-dab on the head. Ellis Carmichael had made his millions before the age of twenty. He'd launched his patented internet site, which was the main go-to social site for gay men to meet other like-minded gay men and mingle. It was a very exclusive, members-only website, used by the gay and bi-curious Sugar Daddies.
21 & Older M/M Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
A fresh face college student is exploring his new found freedom. He also decided to pursue his interest into the BDSM lifestyle. Jase manages to get past the velvet ropes of an exclusive members only club. His euphoria over his success at getting into the establishment where others have failed was short lived. Poor little Jase quickly realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
Making Him Mine M/M Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A sweet story of two college sweethearts finding love. A tale of the perceived bad boy and a shy boy meeting up and starting a grand romance.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,330. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Kaevan is tall, dark, mysterious, and one of the most feared Vampire warriors within the Blood Reign Coven, the lead warrior to be exact. He is also the right hand advisor and protector of the coven's leader, Mikhail. So, when his leader and his best friend found his mate in a human woman, he was shocked that with her came her skittish little brother, who turned out to be his mate.
Life Lessons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jace Matheson is a werewolf with a chip on his shoulder. He acted out, back talked, and purposely ditched his classes in hopes of getting himself sent home. Jace was different from the other students, and his preference for the same sex made his time at the school even more painful. That was until he walked into the Chancellor’s office and instead gaining his freedom, his wolf screamed, "Mate!"
The Towel Boy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
As intelligent as Aaron is, he has spent his entire High School career with his head down to avoid conflicts at all costs. He hated any kind of attention, good or bad. He was so good at remaining under the radar, that he failed recognize that his crush, Josh, had feelings for him too. Read and see what happens between the senior class top jock and the nerd.