Diane has lived in Massachusetts all her life where early on, her artistic talents were fostered, though her skills as an "excellent report writer" were often noted in previous employment.
On her brother Rick's birthday, November 16, 2004, seven months after his death, she woke from an amazing dream which would not fade. She outlined the dream, made a few quick notes and days later produced a 12 page short story. After deciding her story was interesting but incomplete, she began writing her first novel, using her dream as its climax. She now believes the dream to be a 'Spirit Gift,' sent by her brother.Diane continues to reside in Central MA with her husband and a very naughty Basset Hound named Basil and his new adopted sister-Basset, Ruby, both of whom cleverly wreak havoc on the Haynes' formerly well-ordered lives. She spends her time writing, reading books about writing, talking about writing, painting with watercolors, antiqueing and attempting to train a very reluctant Basil and a willing, but highly comedic Ruby.
Haley Miller never had a boyfriend but, when on summer vacation, she meets handsome and charismatic Micah, great-nephew of her friend Gisele, she finds she can think of nothing else.
After a rare earthquake, Gisele's enchanted forest has developed 'rifts,' long gashes in the earth which must be healed to preserve the forest and its magical beings.
Because they lack magical training, Haley, her twin Lacey and their friend, Taylor are forbidden from assisting in the grim task. Their departure is noted with regret by Gisele and Micah, though a smile appears on the beautiful face of Gisele's other helper, Micah's distant cousin, Selena.
Riding to the lake minutes later, Haley is lured into the forest and, assisted by the other two, somehow manages to heal a minor rift. Buoyed by their victory, they race to aid Gisele, whose own tools have proven ineffective, only to be met with open contempt from Selena.
Micah's growing interest in Haley and her newly discovered Gifts, incites sharp dissention, which provokes a dangerous betrayal--leading to repercussions for all.
During a winter visit to Bidwell, MA., Haley Miller discovers a closely guarded secret held by her mentor, Gisele. She and her twin sister, Lacey, attempt to change their elderly friend's fate, but despite their good intentions, things go badly awry. When a portal is accidentally opened, malevolent creatures invade the enchanted forest which lies under four feet of snow.
Sirocco is a 62 page, 99 cent e-book follow-up to RIFT HEALER, due out on December 4
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