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Tag Archives: Diana Saenger

RLF Gems

December on Romance Lives Forever saw eleven author
interviews, six character interviews, five book releases, and seven articles,
for twenty-nine posts in a thirty-one day month. Here are the top five posts (judging
by page hits). There were ties at fifth place. Two articles, four author
interviews, and a special, group book release are in the top posts.

1. 2012 Booklover’s Guide for Romance Lives Forever
2. Remembering Christmas (included a free download) –
Kayelle Allen
3. Suspense: Green Eyed Doll – Jerrie Alexander
4. New Year’s Eve Club Author Interview – Diana Saenger
5. Four SciFi Romance Writers Throw Down – AM Griffin, Christine d’Abo, Cynthia
Sax, Ria Candro
5. Character Interview: The Auction – Lyn Austin
Special Mention this month for a unique post: Where Inspiration
Comes From, by Vicki Batman.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Ann Montclair, Flame Arden,
Jackie Leigh Allen, Jennifer Thomas, Jill Limber, Jillian Leigh, Lia Davis, LM
Brown, Lyla Bardan, Shelly
Holt, Shirley Ann Wilder, Stacy Juba, Stan Hampton, Susan MacNicol, Tamara
Hoffa, Teresa Carpenter, Terry Irene Blaine, Tina Donahue, Victoria Blisse, Wendy
Soliman, Willa Blair 

2012 Best of the Best

Top five bloggers:
  1. Elysa Hendricks – author
  2. Jason Aaron Baca – model and author
  3. Paul Bright – filmmaker
  4. Jerrie Alexander – author
  5. Susan Lodge – author

Top five articles (tie at 5th place)

1. Irene Preston – Bad, Bad, Bad, Writing the Wrong Kind of Bad Girl
2. Kayelle Allen – Remembering Christmas
3. Jerrie Alexander – Suspense: Green Eyed Doll
4. LM Brown – Blogging – A new form of self-imposed torture
5. Kharisma Rhayne – Test
Drive (Sex)
5. Kayelle Allen – Booklover’s Guide to Romance Lives Forever

Top five author interviews

1. Diana Saenger
2. Delaney Diamond
3. Lyn Austin
4. Denyse’ Bridger
5. Shirley Ann Wilder

Top five character interviews (3 way tie at 5th place)

1. Susan Lodge – Hetty Avebury
2. Charlie Cochrane – Ben Edwards
3. Stephanie Burkhart – Lady Keira
4. Kristina Knight – A Texas
5. Xavier Axelson – Anson from Earthly Concerns
5. Jackie Leigh Allen – New Year’s Eve Club
5. Sharon Hamilton – SEAL Kyle Lansdowne

Top five book releases

1. Amy McCorkle / Kate Lynd – No Ordinary Love
2. Kendall McKenna – Waves Break My Fall
3. Gemma K Murray
– Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart
4. AM Griffin,
Christine d’Abo, Cynthia Sax, Ria Candro – Four SciFi Romance Writers Throw
5. Tina Donahue – Come Fill Me

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Authors who guest with us are promoted on Facebook, via
Triberr to over 549k potential readers, are featured front page in the daily Romance Lives Forever ezine,
and the blog has its own hashtag (#rlfblog) on Twitter. This year, we created the Booklover’s Guide to Romance
Lives Forever
with links to guest authors’ books and social media. It’s
available on the site now, and is 110 pages of information. The FAQ page provides updated downloads of optional interview questions, and a guide to the
blog. You can grab a button to promote your visit.

My thanks to all who took part this year. You made Romance
Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and new authors.
Deadline: Romance.

Diana Saenger, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, Deadline: Romance.
Genre: Contemporary
Buy links (out soon):
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Cover artist: Kim Killion
Length: 38,000
Heat rating: a little steamy
Tagline: For Emma Ross true love won’t wait.
When an over-confident dotcom genius meets a secure journalist
facing some troublesome news, he’s smitten and decides she’s worth fixing. Daniel
may be intriguing and is an even better kisser, but too bad – Emma doesn’t need
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Daniel Fisher, 30, Dotcom millionaire – Emma Ross, 29, Journalist


How do you come up with ideas?
From everyday life, the people I meet, our culture, and somehow
they just keep flowing into my head. Thank my lucky stars!
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
The impact of how it affects others.
What is the most important thing you do for your career?
Help veterans get their stories out for history and their family
to know about. Currently in the process of interviewing 400 veterans on a wall of
honor in my town for what will be several books.
What do you enjoy most about life?
Meeting everyday people. Even though I interview a lot of movie
stars, it’s the people in my own community and the things they do that are the “real”
stars in opinion.
How many hours a day to you spend writing?
8-10 every day
Are your stories driven by plot or character?
They begin with plot but characters jump in unexpectedly
What are some jobs you’ve done that would end up in a book?
Journalist, race car driver, vice squad undercover officer, drummer
in a band.
What do you hope readers take with them after reading your
That all obstacles can be overcome.
New Year’s Eve Club Authors
A biography has been written about you. What do you think
the title would be in six words or less?
And she wasn’t even wonder woman!
If money were not an object, where would you most like to
Here – San Diego
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
A key to unlock their imagination
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality
and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
Writing tablets, a camera, a Bible, friends’ books.
As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with my family .
I’m always ready for chocolate.
When I’m alone, I write .

About the Author

Diana Saenger
Diana Saenger is the entertainment editor of the East County
Gazette, theater critic for 10 other San
Diego newspapers and operates her own entertainment syndicate,
Saenger Syndicate and online sites
and . She
has sold more than 1,000 short stories, articles or features to newspapers and magazines
such as Good Times, Hispanic Outlook, Life After 50, Indian Country, McCalls, Romantic
Times, and more. Called a Roving film historian by Fox Studio Classics, Diana has
been a guest panelist at the Robert Osborne Classic Film Festival in Athens Georgia
for four years in a row. Her romantic novel took first place in Harlequin’s First
Kiss Contest. She’s sold several short romances to The Sun, has been a judge for
several screenwriting competitions, had two of her own place in national competitions,
was a script reader for King Productions and served as one of the press coordinators
of the San Diego International Film Festival in 1997.
An award winning journalist, Diana has won numerous awards with
California Media Professionals, San Diego Press Club and the National Federation
of Press Women for more than 18 years. Diana is past president of So. California
Media Professionals, past president of the San Diego Film Critic’s Society, member
of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and the author of Everyone Wants My Job:
the ABC’s of Entertainment Writing, The Vietnam War: Life As A POW, From Guadalcanal
to Hemet and co-editor of Glory, A Nation’s Spirit Defeats the Attack on America.
She is the Communications Director for the International Human
Factor Leadership
Academy, and was nominated
in 2008 by California State Assemblyman Joel Anderson for “Woman of the Year”
for CA’s 77th District.

Previous Books

Everyone Wants My Job: the ABC’s of Entertainment Writing, The
Vietnam War: Life As A POW, From Guadalcanal to Hemet and co-editor/author of Glory,
A Nation’s Spirit Defeats the Attack on America.

Books Coming Soon

Deadline: Romance (in December)

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