Author Archives: Michelle Diener

About Michelle Diener

Michelle Diener writes historical fiction for Gallery Books. Her debut novel, IN A TREACHEROUS COURT, released in August, 2011, is set in the court of Henry VIII. It features the real historical figures of illuminator and painter, Susanna Horenbout, and Henry's Keeper of the Palace of Westminster and Yeoman of the King's Robes, John Parker. A second book, also featuring Susanna and Parker, THE KEEPER OF THE KING'S SECRETS, was published on April 3rd, 2012. THE EMPEROR'S CONSPIRACY, a historical novel set in London during the Napoleonic Wars, is set for a November 27th, 2012 release.

Interview with guest Lisa Verge Higgins

Please welcome new Magical Musings guest, Lisa Verge Higgins today. She’s answering some questions about women’s fiction and her latest release, Random Acts of Kindness. Michelle: It is lovely to have you with us, Lisa. As a women’s fiction writer, … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Inspiration with Giveaway!

On Monday, The Golden Apple, my second fantasy novel, was released. As with Mistress of the Wind, my first fantasy, The Golden Apple is based on a fairy tale, but unlike Mistress of the Wind, it is very loosely based … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Barbara O’Neal

Welcome to Barbara O’Neal! I served with Barbara on the board of the Women’s Fiction Chapter of RWA for two years, and her wisdom and insight helped us immeasurably. Barbara has been a guest on Magical Musings before, and it’s … Continue reading

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Giveaway Day!

Two giveaways for you today! The first is Michelle’s cover reveal giveaway for The Golden Apple, and then scroll down for a second giveaway for Mary Hughes’s latest release: MICHELLE DIENER GIVEAWAY To post this Cover Reveal and add your … Continue reading

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New release excitement

I’ve got a new book coming out on March 24th, The Golden Apple, and the cover reveal is happening this coming Sunday. I’m sorry I can’t share it right now, but I have to restrain myself Even though this will … Continue reading

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Book Blitz: Therese Walsh’s The Moon Sisters with two giveaways

This is the first time we’ve participated in a book blitz on Magical Musings and we’ll probably have this as a monthly feature for a while. A book blitz is a great way to introduce readers to new books and … Continue reading

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Distractions :)

I’m late in posting this blog post, and all I have to say in my defense is it was the distractions that done it! Last night was Australian Olympic snowboarder Torah Bright’s appearance in the half-pipe finals, and I’m afraid … Continue reading

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Celebration and Giveaway Time

Mistress of the Wind released toward the end of December, and since then, it’s been in the top ten of the iTunes Breakout Books for Fantasy and Science Fiction without once dropping out. It is #9 at the moment. This … Continue reading

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My idea of heaven

Today I was reminded again why I love being a writer. First off, in the last couple of days, Mistress of the Wind has climbed from #6 on the iTunes Sci-fi / Fantasy Breakout Books list to #2, as of … Continue reading

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Hello 2014

Where did 2013 go? Seriously. I don’t think a year has ever flown by so fast for me. I published 4 books!!! I can’t believe I did that. And I started out in a new genre. I self-published for the … Continue reading

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