Author, Spotlight

Airborne with DiAnn Mills q&a

Hello, reader friends! We are celebrating the release of Airborne by DiAnn Mills with an insightful chat and a giveaway! 

about the author

DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She creates action-packed, suspense-filled novels to thrill readers.

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 Reader’s Choice, and Carol Award contests.

Firewall, the first book in her FBI: Houston series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian fiction books of 2014.

Visit her website or connect with DiAnn on facebook, twitter, instagram!

 

q&a

Share five favorites!

Rocky Mountain NP
? David Reger on Unsplash

Outdoor activity

D: #1 is Hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park… #2: Any time spent outdoors is a treat!

B: Those are some impressive hiking preferences!

Scripture

D: Jeremiah 20:9

B: Amen! May our hearts be burning fires for His glory!

Secondary characters 

D: I love writing a quirky character with insight, wisdom, and humor.

B: How wonderful! I love reading those characters!

Childhood books

D: Nancy Drew Mysteries

B: I’d say she has served you well.

Genre 

D: Romantic suspense!

B: This makes a lot of sense.

What is your favorite activity or hobby not related to books?

D: Cooking and baking! Love to try new dishes and host dinner parties. It’s relaxing, and also allows my work in progress to “cook.” I also enjoy roasting my own coffee beans.

B: I’m unfortunately more fond of baking and eating the results than I am of cooking meals and such.

What are some of the challenges you faced while writing Airborne?

D: Research! I had an idea about a virus unleashed on an international flight, but the more I looked into it, the more I realized the extent of research needed for a credible story. Then all the details I needed seemed to dump into my lap.

B: Seems you’ve also organized a worldwide case study… (we just have to laugh sometimes, my friends!)

What did you learn or discover while writing Airborne?

D: Because of the research needed in exploring worldwide viruses, quarantine restrictions, the work of the CDC, involvement of government agencies during times of health crisis, testing requirements, and the courageous work of first responders and medical personnel, I was not afraid during the current COVID19 crisis. The precautions were expected as though I’d been there before. Eerie at times, yet other times comforting to draw upon insights I’d learned.

B: No one is surprising DiAnn! You’re as cool as a cucumber now.

What book(s) are you reading right now?

D: Last Call by James Scott Bell & Great Stories Don’t Write Themselves by Larry Brooks. Next up on my Kindle: Darkest Fear by Harlan Coben and The Water Keeper by Charles Martin.

B: I love that you shared what’s up next! A good reader is always ready with another book (or two)!

What is your reading style?

D: I prefer my iPad and iPhone, and I read them anywhere. In the car, as a passenger. 🙂 Grocery store line. Post office line. Airport line. While dinner is cooking. On the treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike. And sometimes in the bathtub.

B: It’s always a good time to read.

What is your next release and/or what are you working on now?

D: Currently, I’m writing Shadows of the Past, a working title. To protect her sister, a woman serves fifteen years for a murder she didn’t commit.

B: What a huge sacrifice!

What’s your writing style?

D: I’m an organic writer. My definition for organic is that I discover my character, then write through wants, needs, goals, desires, and a host of other definers. That makes me a pantser with quirks. 🙂

B: Nothing wrong with having quirks! I prefer them as a matter of fact!

Do you have any writing quirks?

D: Lots of strong, black coffee. I can write anywhere.

B: I’m not a fan of the black stuff but I am a fan of stories so whatever it takes! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us, DiAnn! 

 

about the book

Airborne by DiAnn Mills

Airborne by DiAnn Mills

Heather Lawrence’s long-awaited vacation to Salzburg wasn’t supposed to go like this. Mere hours into the transatlantic flight, the Houston FBI agent is awakened when passengers begin exhibiting horrific symptoms of an unknown infection. As the virus quickly spreads and dozens of passengers fall ill, Heather fears she’s witnessing an epidemic similar to ones her estranged husband studies for a living—but this airborne contagion may have been deliberately released.

While Heather remains quarantined with other survivors, she works with her FBI colleagues to identify the person behind this attack. The prime suspect? Dr. Chad Lawrence, an expert in his field . . . and Heather’s husband. The Lawrences’ marriage has been on the rocks since Chad announced his career took precedence over his wife and future family and moved out.

As more victims fall prey days after the initial outbreak, time’s running out to hunt down the killer, one who may be closer to the victims than anyone ever expected.

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giveaway

Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, one fortunate Faithfully Bookish reader friend will win a print copy of Airborne by DiAnn Mills.

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I’d rather this concept have remained fiction. Don’t you, reader friends?!
Be sure to add Airborne by DiAnn Mills to your tbr!

14 thoughts on “Airborne with DiAnn Mills q&a”

  1. Oh, I definitely wish the worldwide virus has been pure fiction. However, Diann’s book will be an exciting read. Thanks for the fun interview.

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  2. Wow! I definitely wish that this book was more a figment of DiAnn’s imagination, and not so true to life! Thanks for sharing this interview and giveaway.

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  3. The book sounds good. I like that it’s about an airborne virus. I like that it may have been deliberately let loose and that they have to quarantined. Parts of it sound like current events. I live romantic suspense. Thanks for the chance.

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  4. I do love the community outpourings, Italian neighborhoods singing together from their homes, “Some Good News” videos, and the compassion it has brought out. But, definitely, cou6do without the deadly virus.

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  5. I definitely wish this virus was fiction. Our son is an ICU nurse and he has seen too much. We have lost 4 people we know. This sounds like a great book.

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