Inside the Mind of Author @DianthaJones

Diantha Jones’ positive attitude is contagious, and she’s sharp as a tack and quick as a whip too. I met her when she reviewed both my books earlier this year. She’s an incredibly organized and hard-working author who’s currently on a blog tour for her Oracle of Delphi Series.

Suffice it to say, she’s a busy woman, and I was fortunate to connect with her.

Don’t miss this chance to learn more about fantasy author, reviewer, and blogger, Diantha Jones, and follow her tour. It’s on until Nov. 19th with giveaways and prizes too.

Click on the poster and get all the details!

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In Diantha’s own words

I was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies –– Thanksgiving Day (So I guess that makes me a turkey too!). I was born in Texas, but never lived there, so no, I am NOT from Texas. I’m from Georgia and that’s just all there is to it.

I grew up a military brat (I’m bad ass for that alone) and moved around a lot, but no matter where I was, I always had books. Lots and lots of books. My mother kept me in the library, not that she had to force me, and I read constantly growing up. My first series was the Babysitters Club, and I went at it hardcore. I owned most of the series and was even a member of the fan club. Good times. But that was just the beginning. I’ve read hundreds of books since then, and along the way, I found my gift for writing.

Read more about Diantha on her bio page.

The Oracle of Delphi Series 

 

Buy Links

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Inside Diantha’s Mind

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Nice question. Perfection is a state of mind I don’t believe in. If ever there comes a time when life is perfect, then it’s time to die, as there is nothing else left for me to do.

What turns you on creatively? Movie soundtracks. I do my best writing to movie soundtracks (without words, of course).

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Awesome. I think I have totally abused the word in the literal sense and the literary one.

What quality do you most admire in a man? Drive and work-ethic. There is nothing worse than a lazy man.

What quality do you most admire in a woman? Confidence. Insecurities stem from a lot of places but a strong self-identity overrides that every time.

What is your greatest regret? I have so many, I’ve lost count. There are a few relationships I like to pretend never happened…

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My ability to chill out. I just can’t seem to do it. Now that I’ve got real goals set and am on the path to making them happen, I feel like rest is for those who are planning to fail. It’s a stupid way to think, but…yeah…I have no excuse for that.

What is your greatest fear? The usual. FAILURE. If I fail at this writing thing, I’m not sure what I will do. So I guess I can’t fail.

[Eden] With your strong work ethic, I don’t see you failing at anything, Diantha.

Which living person do you most admire? My parents. They’re wonderful, and they’re still married after 32 years inciting hope in my heart for the institute of marriage.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Working for myself is the only true profession.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A tree. Maybe I could live for a couple of centuries this time (If I don’t get chopped down first).

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Every day God blesses me to open my eyes is an achievement and a gift.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? LAZINESS. If you couldn’t tell, it’s a pet peeve. Especially in men.

[Eden] I knew that!

What is your greatest extravagance? Yeah right. Broke author over here! But I do like to splurge and go out for cheese fries sometimes.

What is one thing you want to do before you die? The generic answer is skydive. But it’s true! I want to skydive and then tour Japan and Australia, and go an African Safari. Oh…my bad…that’s like four things…

What is your favorite music (genre/artist/album/song)? I love alternative and indie rock. I absolutely love Kings of Leon and the indie band Paper Route.

What are some of your favorite curse words? Oh shit, that’s an awesome fucking question.

What is your motto? I’ve recently acquired a new one: Keep your heels, head, and standards HIGH. Done.

Thank you Diantha for being a wonderful guest just like I knew you would be. Good luck on the rest of your blog tour!

Readers, please say “hi” to this sassy woman and find her at all her social networks.  Isn’t she gorgeous? 

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9 responses to “Inside the Mind of Author @DianthaJones

  1. I’m tip-toeing in here because I consider myself lazy – I get plenty done, but it’s nearly always stuff I enjoy doing. I’ll put off the rest for as long as I can. But I just wanted to say I enjoyed the interview and admire the pithiness of the answers. The questions seem harmless but they do provoke answers which together are quite revealing. As for the motto: standards and head, yes, but can I give the heels a miss?

  2. Wonderful to meet you Diantha…I love that you write to soundtracks..I love certain soundtracks for some genre and themes…

  3. Eden. You do amaze me at the talented people you bring in. Diantha. I enjoyed this interiew and a closer look at your way of thinking. Failure as a witer is only when you don’t write! You’ve done it– your a success! It’s also great to read that your parents are who you admire the most!

    Lazy men– I’ll have to act busy if I ever get a chance to meet you, lol.

  4. Great interview, Diantha :) coming back as a tree? Oh yeah, I can picture you in Lord of the Ring as an Ent, a wise one :)

    Best of luck with your writing!

  5. Splendid interview, Eden and Diantha!

    Another soundtrack fan, hmmm? I love writing to film scores too.

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