Sunday, October 13, 2013

Getting to know Diane Bator

I'd like to welcome mystery author, Diane Bator. Let's get to know her.

Patricia: Diane, what are your favorite things to do when you’re not reading or writing?
Diane: When I'm not writing, which isn't often some days, I love to putter in my garden, hike, attend karate classes -- oh, and I show up for work a few days a week. Lucky for me, I'm a part-timer so I do get some quiet time in the mornings while my kids are at school!
Patricia: What’s your favorite color? Why?
Diane: My favorite color? That's hard. Purples, pinks and blues are the best. I'm not the kind of person who surrounds myself with dark colors since I love how energetic bright, bold colors make me feel. Being a writer and artist, color is one more way to express myself!
Patricia: How would you describe yourself, personality wise?
Diane: Personality wise, I am loyal, trustworthy and hardworking. While I am a bit of a loner and would rather sit alone to write than be at a loud party, I do enjoy the company of good friends and good food.
Patricia: Do you like to travel? If so, what are some of your favorite places to go and/or what was your favorite vacation?
Diane: One of my favorite vacations ever was renting a house on the beach in Daytona Beach. We had the entire beach to ourselves for the entire week (everyone else was in school!) and had a great time in the ocean. I love any vacation where I can sit back, listen to the ocean (or one of the Great Lakes) and relax to get some great ideas for new novels.
Patricia: How would you complete this sentence? If I won a million dollars, I would  ------
Diane: If I won a million dollars, I would quit my job and move to the beach. Big surprise. Okay, the practical me would set money aside for my kids' educations and get a new car. Bye-bye mommy van!
Then I'd move to the beach...

Diane has been a writer since she was able to hold a pencil and tell a story. An avid hiker, Reiki Master and martial artist, she loves to make a mess in the kitchen and putters in the garden at will. Joining the Headwaters Writers' Group in 2007 was the catalyst for her unearthing several old writing projects. Her first murder mystery, Murder on Manitou, was published after winning a writing contest in 2010. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, three kids and a cat who thinks he's a dog.

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