The 2018 Author Interview Series Featuring D. Wallace Peach

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in Don Massenzio’s Author Interview series. Want to know what I would tell my younger writing-self? Or how long it takes me to write a book? Head over for a quick visit. Many thanks to Don for the fun interview and the opportunity to chat with everyone on his blog!

Author Don Massenzio

It’s time for the next subject for my 2018 author interview series. Author interviews are posted every Friday throughout the year.

I am honored to continue this series with Oregon author, artist D. Wallace Peach

You can catch up with all of my past author interviews (nearly 200) on my Author Directory page.

If you’re an author interested in being interviewed in this series, I still have limited spots available for 2018. You can email me at don@donmassenzio.com

Now, please enjoy this interview with D. Wallace Peach:


book photo low low resDo you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

Well, I hope that these are occasionally the same thing! As a reader, I’m often looking for originality, and I think that may be the norm for fans of speculative fiction. Unlike some genres where certain tropes define the form, speculative fiction is incredibly broad, and there’s no…

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62 thoughts on “The 2018 Author Interview Series Featuring D. Wallace Peach

  1. Great interview, Diana! In response to your first comment, I know so many (screen)writers who take the approach you cite: I want to write the next version of this or that. They look at Game of Thrones and ask, “How can I come up with something just like that?” No one who ever took that view of writing succeeded at it, as far as I know. You have to want to be a writer because you’ve got something to express — something that reflects your beliefs, your worldview, your unique imagination. I never read a story — even the ones that have inspired me — that I wished I’d written; only my own material adequately reflects me.

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    • Yes, you talked about originality in the post that I shared on the blog. Speaking of your own material reflecting you… are you getting closer? I feel like we should have a parade when the book comes out! Lol. Just teasing you, of course. These things can’t be rushed. 🙂 I’m so looking forward to the read.

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  2. siddiquizee says:

    I’m a writer but still trying to sort

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  3. This interview was so good, it encouraged me to be interviewed by Don also! I think I’ll be in there sometime in August. So great to learn more about each other, about our writing, and about what motivates and inspires us.

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    • Thanks, Pam. He does have a great list of questions, and it was fun visiting on his site. I also enjoy learning about how other writers and how they thinks about and approach the craft. I can’t wait to read your responses. ❤

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  4. Jay says:

    Ooooh this is so good!

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  5. This is a great interview, Diana. I like Don’s questions.

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  6. Jina Bazzar says:

    loved the interview, Diana. I’ve never googled myself, but i think i’m heading off to google from here.
    but i read all my reviews. it’s routine for me to go to my author’s dashboard every morning when i wake up, and every night before i go to bed.

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  7. It’s a terrific interview, Diana. I’m glad you shared it here. Hugs.

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  8. Awesome interview, Diana! I love learning more about my writing pals. And six months for a novel from start to publish? Wow! I can write a draft in 30 days, but add a whole lot more before it’s ready to see the light of day 😀 Now, if I could just write faster so I could read more…

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  9. JEN Garrett says:

    Wonderful interview! I’ve decided to go the traditional route for my picture books, but some of my friends can attest to the creative freedom you get going indy.

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    • Thanks for the visit and for reading, Jen. And good luck with your book! I am so much happier as an indie author, but each of us has to find what works individually. The good news is that we can always change gears. Kids picture books are harder to do independently, so you’re probably making the right choice. Enjoy the adventure! Happy Writing!

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  10. Tina Frisco says:

    Wonderful interview, Diana. I always enjoy rereading anything you’ve written 🙂 ❤️

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  11. rijanjks says:

    It was a fantastic interview, Diana. I enjoyed it then and now!

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  12. Sarah says:

    Great interview, Diana! Love getting to know you a bit better and admire you for writing everyday and completing a whole novel in only 6 months!!
    Tolkien is one of my very favourite writers – I really couldn’t imagine a world where his works weren’t existing. I started reading him at age 11 and re-read his books every couple of years – he never fails to amaze me. 😊❤

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    • I remember having a book hangover when I finished the Lord of the Rings. I inhaled it and was so bereft when it was over! Tolkien opened my mind to books and I’ve been an addict since. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to read. I can talk about writing and books until everyone is yawning! ❤

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      • Sarah says:

        Hehe! Me too! 😉 Next days at school were always a bit blurry. 😉 But these are the best kind of hangovers so I never complain about them. 😀 Happy writing and talking about it and books! ❤

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  13. Great interview! Six months is TOTALLY fast! It takes me between two to four times that to get a book ready for the publisher, so please do not be too hard on yourself 😉 I enjoyed finding out a bit more about you, Diane—and Charlotte’s Web made me cry, too… I love it, but I’ve never dared to pick it up again. It’s a book I would give as a gift to any child, though. Maybe it should even be required reading or something, it’s that good.

    Thanks so much for popping over at Damyanti’s, and for the lovely comment you left. Much, much appreciated!

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    • My pleasure, Guilie. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. It does seem that most people think 6 months is fast, but I write full time – about 50 hours solid every week! I have no life! Ha ha. But it’s not a race, right? As long as we love what we do, it’s all good. Happy Writing!

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  14. Annika Perry says:

    Diana, I thought I’d written on this interview when it came out – seems not! 😀 A terrific relaxed interview and I enjoyed learning more about you. You have achieved so much since you started writing – more than many who start in their 20s or 30s. I think hours at the craft is key and you put in those hours. Six months is quick to write a book and you seem to be releasing new ones all the time – I’m impressed! xx

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    • So many writers have mentioned that six months seems like a short time. But I feel like I’m so slow slow slow. You’re right that it comes down to the number of hours. 😀 Thanks for the visit, my friend. I hope you have a gorgeous weekend. Hugs ❤

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  15. Wonderful blog, Don has. I’ll pop over and see what’s up.

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  16. bookgraphy says:

    Great Interview! 😀 Charlotte’s Web is one of my favorites too and 6 months doesn’t sound slow at all for me haha 😀

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    • Thank you. Isn’t Charlotte’s Web great? I think it will be just as popular 100 years from now. My current books are taking a little longer, but I do write all day every day, Maybe it just feels slow! Lol. Thanks for the visit. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. dgkaye says:

    Fantastic interview Diana. I left comment at Don’s. But forgot to say, lol, I”m with you on Googling ourselves. 🙂 ❤

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  18. Libby Sommer says:

    a great opportunity for readers to get to know you a little.

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  19. Wonderful interview, Diana!

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  20. Enjoyed learning more about you over at Don’s blog, Diana! 🙂 Sharing from there. xo

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  21. Another interesting interview, Diana.

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  22. philipparees says:

    Great interview. I agree with @failing that six months is very short! It has taken me two months to complete an essay!

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    • But I write from 4 AM until 4 PM every day (with time out for blogging)! You probably have a life, Philippa. 🙂 Okay, I’ll stop thinking of myself as a slow writer. Lol. Thanks for the visit, my friend. ❤

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      • philipparees says:

        Well! That’s dedication, or obsession. No, I don’t have a life at all. I walk a dog daily and the rest of the time snarl at the possibility we are about to get our very own Trump, only at the opposite end of ideology-naked communism. In between I write! So now we understand the gulf in achievements!

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  23. Great interview! And six months for a whole novel doesn’t seem slow to me…I’m curious what the average among authors would be?

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    • A couple other people mentioned that as well. I write about 250 words an hour, which seems slow to me. But, since I’m not juggling a job and kids, I can write 10 hours a day! Ha ha. It’s all relative, I guess. 🙂 The most important thing is to enjoy the time we get to write and the time we’re filling our lives with other pleasures. ❤

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  24. Great interview. I really enjoy your writing!

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