It is with Great Pleasure and an Honor to Interview Author Dianne Ebbertt Beeaff.
Author of "SPIRIT STONES"
Unraveling the Megalithic Mysteries of Western Europe's Prehistoric Monuments
Thank you kindly Dianne for Today's Interview. I wish you much Success.
A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Dianne moved to Phoenix, AZ, with her sister Carol, in the late 1960s. A history major at the University of Arizona, she graduated with high honors, and has skillfully applied her expertise with historical research and analysis to her personal and professional writing.
On her first visit to the British Isles in the late 1980s, Dianne Ebertt Beeaff was captivated by the region's magnificent stones. An avid traveler and historian, she has since been drawn not only to the architecture of Europe's megalithic monuments, stone circles and burial chambers, but also to their spiritual allure and contemporary significance.
Did you have favorite books during childhood?
As a child, I loved 'The Wind In The Willows' and all the books of Thorton Burgess. But, the book that got me hooked on writing at the tender age of eight was a book titled 'Deep River Girl' about the life of Marian Anderson.
What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by many things, past, present, and future. This particular book was inspired by my decades-long love of the prehistoric monuments of Western Europe. I felt this book could be a way I could honor this part of the human past, and at the same time link their form and function to our present day search for spiritual insight, connecting the long ago and far away with the here-and-now.
How important is a book cover?
A book's cover is tremendously important as it's the reader's first glimpse at your work, at least while books are still predominantly non-electronic. Color and form, structure and design and graphics must come together with enough power to grab the reader's attention, and make them want to know more. Specific elements are not as important as the overall look.
If you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
I have written in several other genres, poetry, memoir, and historical fiction among them. I have follow-up ideas in all of those genres as well as a book of short stories.
Do you have current work in progress?
I am presently working on the book of short stories mentioned above, as well as a follow-up to 'A Grand Madness' and a sequel to 'Power's Garden.'