What is your name and where do you live now?
My pen name is Dianna Bellerose, and I live in Seattle, WA
Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I always wanted to be someone who creates something with his imagination in fashion, art or acting. Being an Author was something which came to me later on in life, it was not something I was prepared for. It was a voice inside my head, repeating itself, very persistent, it was hard to ignore.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it what would you say?
The latest book’s title is going to be “Breaking the Ice”, a second part of” Fire and Ice”. There are going to be a lot of surprises inside, so get ready for it.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It depends from the time I have; it could take a year or six months.
Do you have plans for a new book?
Definitely, there is going to be another book after the one I am working right now.
What genre would you place your books into?
I love romance, combined with mystery.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
It was easy to come up with genre because I had in mind romance and fiction before I even started writing.
Do you have a favourite out of the books you have written? If so why is it your favourite?
Since I have written only one book, it is hard to compare. I will be able to answer this question in the future.
Do you have a favourite character from your books? Why are they your favourite?
My favourite character is Nancy because I love her strong spirit and determination. She could be a good example for women who find themselves in similar situations and need help coping.
Where do you get your book plot ideas from? What/Who is your inspiration?
I always have been interested into people’s interactions in everyday life and when they are in relationship. My inspiration is hard working mothers, who need empowerment and admiration for their dedication to family and children.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I usually write in the weekend or at night in my office, this I consider quite time for me.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I choose the title first because I had the story already in my head.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I made a link in my head from the characters to the names, it just popped up.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
As I wrote the book, the description was coming in my mind based on the traits they possessed.
Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
Of course, sometimes my head stops to serve me in a way I want to, and I just give it time to rejuvenate.
Is there a certain author that influenced you in writing?
Stephanie Meyer, I love her books and enjoyed reading it.
What is your favourite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks because it has everything I love reading about. It is beautiful romantic story; I watched the movie countless times, so as the book.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favourite/worst book to movie transfer?
Yes I do, with the right director who has the vision and the feel about the story. Anything is possible if you want something bad enough.
What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it? What format is it?(ebook, hardback or paperback)
The book’s title is “Fighting the Devil” by Jeannie Walker, it is an eBook. The book is based in a true story, and I am enjoying it.
Do you think eBooks will ever totally replace printed books?
Some people prefer the old traditional way to read their books because I was told by people I met that they like the smell of ink and paper. That is why; both versions should be available for sale to meet the needs of everyone based on their preferences.
What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
Write from your heart
In Fire and Ice, Nancy, a kindhearted woman, marries her high school sweetheart, Tom. Their marriage is wrecked from the beginning by Tom’s controlling mother, and soon, Tom’s drunken rages and abuse toward Nancy. In America, Tom and Nancy and their daughter, Jen, start a new life. Young Jen is now the referee of all their fights. As the Great Recession tests their mettle, Nancy discovers that for years tom has been sending all of their “savings” to his parents. Now middle-aged, Nancy realizes that she must leave Tom and start all over again with neither a career nor savings.
Diana Bellerose is born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria Europe, but she lives with her husband, daughter and their two dogs and cat in Seattle, WA. She has finished College in her thirties and found passion for writing about relationships obstacles later on. That is how she decided to write her first fiction novel to help woman cope in their marriage and recognize what is acceptable in a relationship and what is not.
She enjoys gardening, photography, drawing, exploring other cultures, visiting interesting places, Languages, and yoga in her free time. She is currently working on her second fiction novel.
You can purchase Fire and Ice on Amazon.