Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Would you rather with Diane Barnes

Please welcome Diane Barnes, author of Waiting for Ethan.

Diane Barnes:

Though she always dreamed about being the shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, Diane Barnes is a marketing writer in Massachusetts. She participates in two monthly writing groups and attends novel writing workshops in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. 

She started “Waiting for Ethan” as a challenge to participate in National Novel Writing Month. The original story was about a character who dated a string of freshly divorced men who all had issues with their ex-wives. She won’t say if that idea came from her dating experiences.

In 2012, Diane was one of eight writers who attended the Boston Writers’ Studio, an exclusive four-day intense writing workshop taught by bestselling author Elizabeth Berg. Diane says having her idol read her work was a moment she’ll never forget.

When not crafting novels, Diane spends her time playing tennis, going to the beach or watching her beloved Red Sox. She completed her first half marathon in 2014 (to combat her love of chocolate) and lives in central Massachusetts with her husband Steve; they often fantasize about moving to Turks and Caicos – for the winter months at least. 

Connect with Diane:
Website    Facebook     Twitter   Goodreads

Would You Rather... 
with Diane Barnes

Chips, chocolate or cheese?

Without a doubt CHOCOLATE

Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?

Bridget Jones!

Wine, beer or vodka?

Wine, preferably red!

Camping or spa vacation?

Spa, camping would be hell!

Water or mountains?


Zombies or vampires?

I’d run from both!

Dogs or cats?

Dogs, my favorite is a Golden Retriever named Colby!!

Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi, I often conducted taste tests at the beach as a kid.

Coffee or tea?

If I have to choose one, tea, but really hot chocolate!

Dine out or take away?

Dine out.

High heels, sneakers or flip flops?

Flip flops.

Physical Book or ebook?

Physical book.

Paperback or Hardcover?

Hardcover because that means I probably couldn’t wait for it to go to paperpack.

Pen or pencil?

Keyboard! I think better when I'm typing!

Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?

Downton Abbey.

Drama or comedy?


Twilight or Hunger Games?

This is tough. I will go with Hunger Games

Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?


Facebook or Twiter?


Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?

Fly by the seat of my pants!!

Waiting for Ethan

When Gina Rossi was in junior high, her best friend’s psychic grandmother got everything right—from predicting that Gina would break her arm and travel to Italy, all the way to leading police to a missing neighborhood child. The one time Gina didn’t listen to her, she almost got herself killed. So when she says that Gina will marry a man named Ethan—but she will have to wait for him—Gina believes her, and waits…

Now thirty-six, Gina’s Mr. Right is nowhere in sight—until the day she’s stranded in a snowstorm, and rescued by the last type of Ethan she expected. It’s very romantic, yet surprisingly not. This Ethan is sexy, and clearly her hero. Still, instead of her “Aha” moment, Gina’s confused. And when Ethan is happy to discover she’s single, does Gina dare tell him, It’s because I've been waiting for you? But the bigger question is, does she dare question destiny—by taking it into her own hands? And is she brave enough to handle what happens once it’s time to stop waiting—and start living?

1 comment:

  1. I loved Waiting For Ethan! Such a fun read, but didn't cross the line to being too cutesy. Good character development, too -- I actually miss the characters.



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