Diane Morrison lives with her partners and works part-time in a bookstore in Vernon, BC, where she was born and raised. An avid National Novel Writing Month participant, she is proudly Canadian and proudly LGBTQ. Under her pen name “Sable Aradia” she is a successful Pagan author, a musician, and a professional blogger. After a lifetime of putting the needs of her family first, she is striking out to become what she always wanted to be; a speculative fiction writer.
When did you first start writing?
Well, I remember telling my great uncle a story about the sun and the moon using orange Melmac coasters to illustrate at about four! But in all seriousness, I knew I wanted to write from the age of ten. I knew it was what I was born to do.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Okanagan Valley in the BC Interior. It's about five hours from Vancouver and it has a history of cattle ranching and cavalry forts. I think you can certainly see elements of those settings in my writing! I also experienced a lot of bullying growing up. I was the nerdy smart kid who was socially awkward and not at all good at sports. So I think I have a natural sympathy for underdogs.