Interview with D. Wallace Peach

Cathleen Townsend of The Beauty of Words was kind enough to interview me earlier this month. She’s a writer of “mostly fantasy, but ghost stories, historicals, and even the odd contemporary.” It was an honor and pleasure to be featured on her site. Without further ado…the interview: 

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Today’s guest is the lovely Diana Peach, whose blog, Myths of the Mirror, I highly recommend. Welcome to the Beauty of Words, Diana.

Thank you, Cathleen, for the opportunity to talk about writing on your blog. I can do that for hours but promise to keep this short.

 

It’s wonderful to have you. Let’s start at the beginning: when did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I wrote stories and poems in high school and college, but it never occurred to me for one second to be a writer. I was a theater girl, and that too went by the wayside as the demands of work and raising a family took precedence.

Then, in 2010, my husband took an 18-month job in another state. The kids were already living on their own, so we sold our house and moved. I flipped a house (once is enough, thank you), and with nothing pressing, my husband suggested I write a book. “Oh, okay,” I said, and just like that I became a writer.

I wonder what would have happened if he’d suggested I arrange flowers. Hmmm.

Continue reading at The Beauty of Words

77 thoughts on “Interview with D. Wallace Peach

  1. thelittlelai says:

    Your husband won’t suggest you to arrange flowers because He knows from the start that you’re born to be a brilliant writer.

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  2. reocochran says:

    Diana, two things I took from your interview with Cathleen Townsend were ones that resonated with me. Knowing you always wrote, in high school and onwards into adulthood, says start young, keep journals and notebooks. A word to pass on the young writers. . .
    The other part was not to plot out a book but take the characters to where they live, allow them to tell their stories, as they go along through the place you set them into.
    I admire the fact your husband suggested you write: He believed in your craft! ❤ You are blessed, even if you still have struggles and hurdles. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Robin. I had 3 decades between my college writing and when I took it up again. So another message might be that it’s rarely to late to try something new and discover what you love to do. 😀 Thanks for the vist!

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  3. inesephoto says:

    Great interview, Diana! You are amazing!

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  4. Sacha Black says:

    such a lovely interview 🙂 ❤

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  5. Kev says:

    Loved your interview, Diana. ☺

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  6. Mahevash says:

    Great interview…particularly loved the bit about being part of a writer’s critique group. Will definitely be doing that sometime in the future.

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  7. Nurse Kelly says:

    You are a writing machine, Diana! It is coded in your DNA – absolutely meant to be! It’s so wonderful to read about people living their dream. Wish you many, many more years of inspiration and success. 🙂

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  8. Antonia says:

    A wonderful interview Diana, congratulations! I love your advice on what an author should write about…”Write What You Love” I love how you became a writer! Congratulations again!

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  9. What a great story! So, is this your plot for your next book? Add a few fantastical elements, and voila! New book (yeah, if it were only that easy, right? 🙂 ) Thanks for sharing, Diana. And kudos to your hubby for encouraging you. His suggestion fits you well 😉

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    • Yeah, that next book. It’s been on hold while I revisit my traditionally published books and rerelease them. My brain is stewed with all this editing and the deadline is fast approaching. I can’t wait to get back to the new story! Thanks for the visit, Julie. Yeah, the hubby is something of a saint. I have no complaints 😀

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  10. blondieaka says:

    A great interview and a husband who encouraged you that’s lovely.. 🙂

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  11. dgkaye says:

    It was lovely getting to know more about you Diana. And I love the way you choose to outline your books. 🙂 I’m not so different.

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  12. Sean P Carlin says:

    Great interview — and I second all of your advice to aspiring authors, Diana! I’m so envious that you’ve been so prolific in the relatively short span of just six years!

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  13. You are a lovely person both inside and out! What a wonderful interview!

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  14. What a fun interview, Diana. I love that your husband–almost offhandedly?–suggested you write a book. I wouldn’t even tell my husband what I was doing, locked away in my office for hours.

    Love that picture of you. It’s a keeper.

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    • It was an off-handed suggestion. Little did he realize that I’d be writing 10 hours a day for six years! Ha ha. Thanks so much for the visit, Jacqui. Hope your week is wonderful. 🙂

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  15. Wonderful interview, Diana. Nine books! Wow! 🙂

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  16. Steven Baird says:

    A wonderful interview, Diana. Congratulations!

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  17. Great interview. I am glad you didn’t start making flower arrangements, even though I think you would have been great at it.

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  18. If he told you to learn to arrange flowers, you may have started writing on gardens, I like the fantasy! Enjoyed it much.

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    • Thanks for reading 🙂 As an introvert, interviews are always a little awkward, but I do love talking about all things writing, so that part is total fun. Have a lovely day, my friend ❤

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  19. I am so amazed at your talent Diana! Great interview!

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    • Aw. Thanks, Kathryn. A bit of it may
      be talent, but my first attempt at writing was no masterpiece, that’s for sure. So much just comes down to hard work and determination. And having the time, which in my case, I’ve been blessed. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!

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  20. I loved the interview questions and answers. It’s awesome to learn new things about you, Diana.

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  21. It’s a terrific interview, Diana, and it was an honor to have you on my blog. 🙂

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  22. balroop2013 says:

    Hi Diana,

    I just hopped over to ‘The Beauty Of Words’ to read your interview and was amazed at the time you devote to writing! Well, there lies the secret of publishing so many books! I like your philosophy of ‘writing what you love’…words flow spontaneously when we write on such topics.
    Happy writing! 🙂 Stay blessed!

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  23. Ocean Bream says:

    This was wonderful! Thank you for sharing, and so inspirational to all writers out there. Also, I have shamefully realised I have been calling you Diane instead of Diana, and for that I apologise. Also, I am sure you would have made a wonderful florist, but I sure am glad you chose to become a writer 🙂

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  24. You, Diana, are an inspiration and don’t let anyone tell you different. 🙂

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  25. Al Lane says:

    “I wonder what would have happened if he’d suggested I arrange flowers.”
    You would have become an internationally renowned florist, and blogger! 🙂

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