Coffee Break 013: Diane Vallere
Also, a teddy bear inspired her to write her latest mystery series.
(Seriously, how delightful is that?)
“Those risks… those are what make us feel alive.”
Diane was working as a buyer for a top luxury retailer before she took the leap and, as her website puts it, “traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder.” She writes full-time now and loves every minute of it.
“You have to believe that what you’re doing is valuable, that it’s not just an exercise in creative writing. That there’s a point to it.”
We talk about finding the courage to do what you love and love what you’re doing, the ups and downs of self-publishing vs. working with a publisher, the elements of a good cozy mystery, and what it’s like to be a “pantser”. I think you’ll enjoy it.
“The best thing you can do to improve your writing is to read. A lot.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
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Originally published at www.sarahwerner.com on April 17, 2016.