Blog Bites with Diane Hester

DianeHester_StandingPortraitTr I write:  suspense/thriller, usually with a love interest

I’m from: Port Lincoln, South Australia. New York originally. In 1978 I got a job as a violinist with the Adelaide Symphony and have lived in Australia ever since.

Three words to describe me:  driven,  curious,  hyperactive

My worst habit:  Continually stopping to edit as I write! I’m really fighting to break this habit. I know it slows me down and compounds self-doubt, but I just can’t stop!

My day job was: teaching violin. I’ve since ‘retired’ to write full time.

I’m saving for: a trip to America to visit relatives in New York and Boston. If I can combine the trip with a writers conference or book signing, so much the better!

I procrastinate by: fussing over writing related errands (answering emails, adding to my website, planning retreats) and telling myself I’m really working.

Three things people might not know about me:  I have an extra toe on my right foot, (No, Hannibal Lecter had an extra finger), I used to run a donkey sanctuary; as a uni student I was loaned a two-million dollar Stradivarius to play on for a year.

Currently Reading:  The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.DianeHester_RunToMe-Mid

Person I would most like to meet: Alfred Hitchcock

Latest project:  Another suspense set in the North-eastern US.

Thank you for sharing, Diane.

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  1. Claire Baxter

     /  June 28, 2013

    Nice to meet you, Diane! I live in Adelaide and must visit Port Lincoln some day.

    Great cover!

  2. Congratulations on the publication of your book, Diane! I agree with Claire – the cover’s fantastic.
    And I loved the ‘three things people might not know about you’. There’s a story just begging to be told in each of them. I suppose you know that having an extra digit is indicative of being a witch?


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