Hi, and welcome to my website! I’m Lori DiAnni (pronounced dee-ah-knee). Yes, it’s Italian but I’m not Italian. I just married one. But, I digress. Welcome one and all! I’m thrilled you decided to stop by and find out who I am and what I’m all about. So, here goes:
I’m a romance writer. An “older” romance writer. I’m in my early 60’s and I hope and pray it’s not too late to see my dream come true. Anyway, I write time-travel (or time-slip) as well as historical (mid-1800’s to early 1900’s). And, as if that’s not enough, I’ve also got plans to write a small town sweet contemporary romance.
I’ve been writing since I was nine years old. My first paper book (held together with gold brads) was titled “Zeee”—a fairytale with an HEA. Someday, I’ll write a post on this.
I was hit with the writing romance bug when I was in my 20’s and found Kathryn Falk’s book “How to Write a Romance and Get It Published” (still have that book too!). I followed all the rules of writing, went to a conference, and was actually asked to submit my manuscript back in 2001. I didn’t do it. (Hangs my head in shame). I was so afraid of being rejected that I never submitted it. Who knows where I would be now if I had? Oh well, can’t cry over spilled milk. Okay, I beg to differ—yes you can! And I did.
I continued writing a time-travel titled “A Time to Smile” and that has evolved into “Finding Eden”, Book One. Twenty plus years later and I’m almost done with it.
Meanwhile, I started writing another time-travel-“The Time of the Moon”, which is nearly done and then it'll be time for revisions. And Beta Readers. More on that later.
Besides writing, I love scrapbooking, photography and journaling. These hobbies keep me sane in the sometimes insane world of writing.
My hope, nix that—goal—is to be self-published by late Spring/early Summer. If all goes well, I plan to have my second novel self-published by October, maybe sooner (August) and then a Christmas novella in November, early December.
I plan to also give you tips on writing; a few stories here and there of my writing journey and hopefully, as time goes on, I’ll have a guest post or two, or three. . . Oh, and I’ll have a giveaway here and there as well.
I hope you’ll continue to visit my website. Please ask questions or give suggestions. And, please sign up for my newsletter, “Coffee and Romance”.