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DiAnn Mills | Viewing Movies to Plot Your Novel
July 20, 2016
Well-written movies stir my creative juices.
I envision sitting around a table with a team of creative writers to pen the
best characters (and Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Thesaurus - A Treasure Box
June 15, 2016
While touring the Acropolis Museum in Greece, I stumbled upon a stone relic that
caused me to smile, as though I’d just learned a Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Taking the P (plot) out of Suspense
April 20, 2016
Recently I read a suspense novel that left me wondering what the story
was all about. I couldn’t follow the storyline or Read More...
DiAnn Mills | You Know You’re a Suspense Writer When ...
January 5, 2016
I love this topic. When suspense writers get together, discussing stories and
plot twists keep our adrenaline racing. We can talk about how to add Read More...
DiAnn Mills | The Twelve Days of Christmas, a New Twist
December 16, 2015
The Twelve Days of Christmas
has a new twist. This version is for writers Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Holiday Conflict in Our Stories
November 18, 2015
Adding a twist to a story’s setting gives it a psychological zip. Holidays are
As your characters enter the season of Thanksgiving Read More...
DiAnn Mills | DEADLOCKED: Which Character Would Have a Parrot?
October 21, 2015
Sometimes characters grab our hearts and sometimes the settings in our
stories, but in writing
DiAnn Mills | Brainstorming Your Novel
September 16, 2015
Every novelist reaches a plateau in which the perfect story idea isn’t coming together. The
plot germ is there, but the theme, setting, charac Read More...
DiAnn Mills | When Does Commitment Turn to Obsession?
August 21, 2015
A writer who is serious about embarking upon a publishing career under-stands
commitment is critical for success. Adhering to a schedule and making provisions Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Double Cross: Romantic Suspense Musical?
April 17, 2015
I write FBI romantic suspense set in Houston, Texas, but when I sat at my
computer to write this blog, a bit of fun crept Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Brainstorming Your Novel
July 9, 2014
Every novelist reaches a plateau in which the perfect story idea isn’t coming
together. The plot germ is there, but the theme, setting, characters Read More...
DiAnn Mills | FBI Houston Citizens Academy
March 5, 2013
When I received the invitation from the FBI Houston Community Outreach
Coordinator to participate in their Citizens Academy, all I could think
about was Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Castle Meets Cold Case
March 28, 2012
I'm an avid fan of TV's Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Jalapeños, Scorpions, and Snakes
October 18, 2011
What do jalapeños, horses, scorpions, snakes, and a man and woman under a
star-studded sky all have in common? Texas. West Texas. The Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Happily Ever After
June 18, 2011
I can’t fathom writing a novel without weaving suspense and romance into the
plot. The idea of two people falling in love while sharing Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Historical Romance vs the Princess Stories
January 10, 2011
I have a theory about historical romance. Think about my conclusions to see if
you agree. When we were little girls, we loved pretending we Read More...
DIANN MILLS | Expect an Adventure
October 18, 2010
Writing is a tough profession. The competition in today’s publishing world makes
the strongest writers think twice about their commitment to excellence. But
those Read More...
DiAnn Mills | Strong Women, Unlikely Roles
June 25, 2010
Women who accept nontraditional roles and succeed with dynamic outcomes are the
heroines in my novels. These are Glock-totin‘ gals with southern charm who Read More...
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.