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DiAnn Mills | 20 Questions: CONCRETE EVIDENCE

Concrete Evidence
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October 2022
On Sale: October 4, 2022
Featuring: Avery Elliott; Marc Wilkins
416 pages
ISBN: 1496451899
EAN: 9781496451897
Kindle: B09TQ3TN6K
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Also by DiAnn Mills:
Concrete Evidence, October 2022
Trace of Doubt, September 2021
Airborne, September 2020
The Oregon Trail Romance Collection, November 2019


1--What is the title of your latest release?


2--What’s the “elevator pitch” for your new book?

On the family’s Brazos River Ranch in Texas, Avery Elliott helps run her grandfather’s commercial construction business. Raised by Senator Elliott, Avery has never doubted her grandfather is a man of integrity and faith until the day she finds him standing with a gun over the body of a dead man. To make matters worse, Avery just discovered a billing discrepancy for materials supposedly purchased for the construction of the Lago de Cobre Dam.

Desperate for answers, Avery contacts FBI Special Agent Marc Wilkins for help. As Marc works to identify the dead man, threats toward Avery create a fresh sense of urgency to pinpoint why someone wants to silence her. To make matters worse a hurricane is approaching threatening lives and property.

3--How did you decide where your book was going to take place?

I wanted a bigger-than-life setting in my beloved Texas. That meant a big ranch. My husband and I drove around the Brazos River area until we found not only the perfect ranch but also the perfect spot for a fictitious dam.

4--Would you hang out with your protagonist in real life?

Absolutely! Avery is smart and witty. She also loves coffee and horses. We’d get along great.

5--What are three words that describe your protagonist?

Witty, Stubborn, loving

6--What’s something you learned while writing this book?

A whole lot about dam construction.

7--Do you edit as you draft or wait until you are totally done?

I’m a pantster and I edit as I go along.

8--What’s your favorite foodie indulgence?

Warm apple cobbler with a walnut streusel topping and topped with vanilla ice cream – the lactose-free type. Oh, at least two cups of dark-roasted, black coffee.

9--Describe your writing space/office!

Three walls are surrounded by tall, white bookcases (filled). A huge window for sunshine and nature. My desk is a traditional library table painted white, and a white chandelier hangs above my big screen. It’s all me with photos of grandkids, FBI and ATF cups and caps, plants, and lots of turquoise.

10--Who is an author you admire?

Jerry Jenkins

11--Is there a book that changed your life?

#1 is the Bible. #2 is Little Women. The Bible showed me how to reach eternity, and Little Women’s character Jo was/is a lot like me.

12--Tell us about when you got “the call.” (when you found out your book was going to be published)/Or, for indie authors, when you decided to self-publish.

My husband dared me to write a book in 1996, so I did, and it was released in 1998. Every release is as thrilling as the first one.

13--What’s your favorite genre to read?

Romantic Suspense and Thriller/Suspense

14--What’s your favorite movie?

Grape tomatoes – Yes, it’s weird.

15--What is your favorite season?

Fall! I love the colors, tastes, smells, sights, and sounds of everything fall.

16--How do you like to celebrate your birthday?

Well, it’s December 28th, and most people are partied out. What I enjoy is a lovely couple of nights at a hotel property to rest and relax.

17--What’s a recent tv show/movie/book/podcast you highly recommend?

Top Gun Maverick

18--What’s your favorite type of cuisine?

Mediterranean and #2 is Tex/Mexican

19--What do you do when you have free time?

Roast my own coffee beans, cook, bake, read, spend time with my husband, and enjoy the grandkids.

20--What can readers expect from you next?

A romantic suspense novel about a female FBI agent who witnesses her brother sacrificing his life to save hers.

I love readers and encourage them to visit my website and connect with me on any of the social media platforms listed. Thank you, Fresh Fiction, for these fun questions.


Concrete Evidence

On the family’s Brazos River Ranch in Texas, Avery Elliott helps run her grandfather’s commercial construction business. Raised by Senator Elliott, Avery has never doubted her grandfather is the man of integrity and faith she’s always believed him to be . . . until the day she finds him standing with a gun over the body of a dead man. To make matters worse, Avery’s just discovered a billing discrepancy for materials supposedly purchased for construction of the Lago de Cobre Dam.

Desperate for answers, Avery contacts FBI Special Agent Marc Wilkins for help. As Marc works to identify the dead man Avery saw, threats toward Avery create a fresh sense of urgency to pinpoint why someone wants to silence her. With a hurricane approaching the Texas coast and the structural integrity of the Lago de Cobre Dam called into question, time is running out to get to the bottom of a sinister plot that could be endangering the lives of not only Avery and her loved ones but the entire community.


Christian | Suspense | Mystery [Tyndale House Publishers, On Sale: October 4, 2022, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781496451897 / eISBN: 9781496451927]

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About DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills

Expect an Adventure


DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She weaves memorable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn believes every breath of life is someone’s story, so why not capture those moments and create a thrilling adventure?


Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards, the Golden Scroll, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, an active member of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Mystery Writers of America, the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. DiAnn 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.

Call of Duty | FBI: Houston | FBI Task Force





4 comments posted.

Re: DiAnn Mills | 20 Questions: CONCRETE EVIDENCE

(Egeszse Gesut 6:34am October 11)

(Egeszse Gesut 6:38am October 11)

Thank you for hosting me today! I love Fresh Fiction
(DiAnn Mills 9:21am October 11)

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