Diana L. Forsberg is a proud Wisconsinite. Although she has lived in other states, Wisconsin eventually called her home, and she currently lives in a small Wisconsin community nestled between a lake and rolling farm fields.
In the summer months, she hunts down the nearest brat fry and longs for the cooler days of winter. In the winter, she longs for the warmer days of summer and a good brat fry.
After working too many years in the world of office memos and spreadsheets, she decided to leave the safety of an office cubicle to write. Combining her life-long interest in the paranormal and her desire to write, she hit the keyboard and wrote her first novel, Never Tell Chloe.
She has no plans to make this her only book and is already plotting another.
What was the inspiration for your book, Never Tell Chloe?
I don’t know if I would use the word inspiration. But I had several things I wanted my book to say. For instance, I wanted the story to reflect things like the importance of overcoming fears/roadblocks in life, the importance of forgiveness, and the healing power of nature. So, I tried to weave all of these into the fabric of the story. Secondly, I have always been interested in the paranormal and wanted to write something with a paranormal edge to it.
When did you develop an interest in the paranormal?
I can’t really say when it started as it seems that I always had an interest in the paranormal. It wasn’t really a subject discussed in my family, but yet, I was drawn to it. My high school had a small section in the library with paranormal books, and I think that I read all of them. But why I was drawn to it, I don’t know.
Never Tell Chloe is a cozy mystery with a little paranormal mixed in. But more than that, it is a story about a family’s healing and forgiveness amid strange goings-on. While on a summer road trip through Wisconsin, twenty-something Chloe experiences so much more than she expected—from the paranormal to the healing power of nature.