I always dreamed of becoming a writer, but I didn’t have the courage to take the first step. I wrote poetry and stories and even books, but as soon as they were completed, I tossed them into the trash. Looking back, I think some of those early efforts weren’t so bad and maybe I should have kept them. So if I can encourage you in whatever life holds for you, don’t give up on your dreams.
We are all driven by specific callings and goals. I call these passions. Obviously one of mine is communicating through the written word. This challenges me from day to day. I also believe in mentoring serious new writers.
As you consider your personal aspirations, expand your horizons to include the opportunities around you. We’ve all been given gifts and talents to further the kingdom of God. Don’t let them go to waste. Develop your skills and reach out to grasp that which God has purposed for you.
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is co-director of Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.
The critical situation in the Sudan is one of my passions. Many Sudanese, as well as those who minister to them, are dear friends. I believe in telling everyone I meet about their plight and persecution. Read more…
5 Fun Facts About DiAnn Mills
- I always dreamed of becoming a Hollywood actress, but I decided writing stories would be more fun than acting the part.
- My favorite place to write is on the treadmill, but I refuse to be called a hamster.
- I am admittedly, a picky eater. I prefer fresh veggies, fruits, whole grains, and dark chocolate. I’m building my own food pyramid.
- I once took an African Safari by myself. Sleeping lions didn’t bother me. Neither did the charging elephant. But the crocodiles gave me nightmares.
- The oldest piece of clothing I own is my high school jacket – the one with a boot to show I was a majorette.
2016 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella Daughters of the Wind from The Oregon Trail Romance Collection
2015 Family Fiction Top 15 Novels – Deadlock
2015 Christy Award Finalist – Firewall
2015 CRW’s Award of Excellence Winner – Firewall
2015 Orange County Book Buyers Best Winner – Firewall
2015 Golden Quill Award Winner – Firewall
2015 Golden Scroll Fiction Gold Merit Award Recipient – Firewall
2015 Holt Medallion Award of Merit Recipient – Firewall
2015 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Finalist – Firewall
2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist – Firewall
2014 Family Fiction Top 10 Novels – Firewall
2014 Library Journal Best Book Genre Fiction – Firewall
2014 Award of Excellence Finalist – The Survivor
2014 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Survivor
2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – The Survivor
2014 Inspirational Reader’s Choice 2nd Place Winner – Novella Phantom of My Heart from The Lighthouse Brides Collection
2013 Golden Quill Award Finalist – The Chase
2012 Golden Quill Award Winner – Attracted to Fire
2012 Booksellers’ Best Award Finalist – Attracted to Fire
2012 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year Finalist – Attracted to Fire
2012 Award of Excellence Finalist – Attracted to Fire
2011 Christy Award Winner – Sworn to Protect
2011 Carol Award Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
2011 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
2011 Golden Quill Award Finalist – A Woman Called Sage
2011 Award of Excellence Finalist – Pursuit of Justice
2010 Christy Award Winner – Breach of Trust
2010 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Breach of Trust
2010 RITA Finalist – Breach of Trust
2010 Carol Award Finalist – Breach of Trust
2008 Christy Award Finalist – Lightning and Lace
2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Footsteps
2005 Inspirational Reader’s Choice Winner – Novella At the End of the Bayou from Hidden Motives
Booking and Contact Information
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