Author Archives: Michelle Diener

About Michelle Diener

Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.

Holiday Spirit (with giveaway)

Misty wrote a post yesterday about the joys of autumn and how winter is almost upon the US. In Australia, it’s the other way around, spring has sprung and we’re edging toward summer, but no matter which way round your … Continue reading

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Guest post: Historical author Stephanie Thornton

They say to write what you know, which is pretty sound advice, unless you happen to be writing about the 13th century wife and daughters of Genghis Khan. Then you pretty much have to improvise. For both of my prior … Continue reading

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Breadcrumb Trails

I don’t think I’m alone in being someone who clicks on something interesting, in my case usually a book that looks interesting, then I see something else interesting in the new place, click again, and end up following a breadcrumb … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

Tonight (it’s night for me as you read this, as I live in Australia :)) I attended my daughter’s annual school music concert. Watching the younger children playing their violins and cellos, it struck me how far she’s come in … Continue reading

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Creative Outlets

I know most people would say that’s basically the sum total of my job – being creative, but it isn’t. There is a lot of admin, marketing and other works that goes into being a writer. I used to work … Continue reading

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Covers, Covers, Covers (with giveaway)

UPDATE: I used random.org to pick a winner, and JENNA OH, you are it! I will email you for your details. I have a LOT of new covers at the moment. It is so much fun seeing them all come … Continue reading

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Historical Romance Treat (with giveaway)

Historical romance author Darcy Burke and I met when she invited me to join a historical boxed set she was putting together. I was planning to include my Victorian-set historical Daughter of the Sky, but unfortunately, in the end, it … Continue reading

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New Places

I’m on holiday in Spain at the moment, and I’m really enjoying seeing places I’ve never been to before. Even more enjoyable is seeing my children, who are now old enough to understand and appreciate the differences in culture that … Continue reading

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Historical Photos

I recently entered the wonderful world of historical archive site retronaut.com. They have an amazing archive of historical photos beautifully sorted into time periods, and as a historical author, I am getting so much inspiration from them. I’ve started sharing … Continue reading

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Guest post: Jenny Schwartz

I’d like to give a warm welcome to fellow Australian author, Jenny Schwartz. Jenny and I manage to meet up regularly to eat good food, drink good coffee, and I think last time we shared a plate of tiny donuts … Continue reading

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