Daria has lived in Texas for most of her life. She never enjoyed reading as a kid. In fact, she almost hated it. However, as she grew up, that all changed. Though she received her degree in healthcare management, Daria kept her writing as a hobby. She meant it to be private and her own way of expressing herself. It never crossed her mind to publish until she was in college. She took a chance and published. It worked!
What is your writing process?
Like all dreams, it originates with a thought. I used to write as inspiration came, but now I try to stick to an outline. From there I write the book, but I also keep in mind the mechanics of a solid story from plot, character development, etc. I'm not an expert, but I've definitely grown in the last few years. By the time I finish the book, I'm stunned. It's literally a dream manifested.
How do you approach cover design?
For My What if Christmas Wish, I worked with a talented designer. Look for her shout out in my book! She literally takes my ideas and brings them to life. With me releasing this story as a second edition, I wanted to show my main character's face. I love the snow in the background, and her facial expression ties into the title. While I don't always have to have my characters shown on the cover, I wanted to capture my audience even more.
Bianca Wallace is raising her teenage daughter as a single parent. She’s determined to stand on her own two feet in Edenville, Texas after her bitter divorce. It's the perfect place as she starts over. Edenville is a quaint town with a close-knit community. What Bianca doesn't count on are the corpses and the new police detective, Lamar Sims.
Bianca’s determined to live a normal life in Edenville with her family, and she has no intention of getting involved in another case. While attending a fashion show, a model, also a childhood friend of her sister, collapses off the runway. Dead. Not the show Bianca planned on attending.
When Bianca discovers a dead body at a wedding, she's determined to prove the bride's innocence. Detective Sims doesn't appreciate Bianca's "interference," but she won’t stop until the killer is behind bars. As more clues unfold, the two may have to work together before another corpse shows up.
When assigned to profile the wedding of the year, Chantelle travels back to her hometown for the story. Her ex, Lance Taylor, is the groom. As the wedding day approaches, they both have to decide their fate as the chemistry between them resurfaces.
When Zoe, a former reckless college girl, gets closer to Alex, a playboy, it creates a fresh wave of problems they never expected. Jackson, her protective older brother, won’t approve of this match, but Zoe and Alex can’t stay away.
A freak accident leaves impulsive fitness instructor Heather Shaw needing physical therapy. Introverted Allen Richards shows for the job, and despite the mistletoe bringing them together, unfinished business from the past threatens their Christmas.
When Noelle calls off her wedding, she wonders if she's ever experienced genuine love. As she spends time with Tommy, unexpected feelings surface. She doesn't want a rebound relationship, but when her past and present collide, Noelle must choose. Take a leap of faith or live an unfulfilled life.
When Jackson and Bailey meet online, their love for music forms an extraordinary bond. Once they both pursue their passions, including the one between them, there’s no going back. But there’s a secret. A secret that will make Bailey question everything.
When an unexpected breakup leaves Leah single again, she makes an impulsive wish for true love. Deciding, later on, to give dating a break, her self-discovering journey is disrupted by the prospective men in her town.
Upon learning of her best friend’s canceled wedding, Adrienne reluctantly pairs with the best man, Trace, to reunite the feuding bride and groom for Christmas. As they work together, Adrienne must keep from falling in love herself.
Seven years have passed since Patrice last saw Adam Chambers. Once she does, her old feelings for him resurface. This time they are stronger than ever. With Christmas quickly approaching, Patrice analyzes her own life. Did she make the right decision seven years ago? Or was the man she once loved part of her destiny?