In Case You Invite Me to Dinner

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I look forward to the times I’m able to cook or bake. Varied recipes appeal to my creativity, whether the food is an appetizer, main course, or dessert. Busying myself in the kitchen is also a different venue for my hyperactive nature. It’s a huge help when I’m writing, either to plot, work on characterization, process what I’ve just written, or a stress reliever to relax the words bouncing against my brain.


I’m stressed to the max. Bring me a frying pan!

The weird thing is I’m a very picky eater. My diet is fruits, veggies, and whole grains. I don’t like meat, nothing personal but I simply don’t care for the taste. Salmon and once in a while chicken or turkey sometimes hits the menu. Nix potatoes, eggs, white rice, most pasta, and anything spicy.


Yum – a veggie delight.

Unfortunately I’m lactose intolerant so that further increases my picky eating habits. But I like chocolate and apple desserts with lactose free vanilla ice cream! I make my own almond butter and granola. (Ask and I’ll share the easy recipes.) And I’m always ready to try a new recipe.

I bet you’re saying, “I’m never having DiAnn Mills for dinner.” It’s okay, my own mother gave up. My point is if you visit me, I’ll do my best to cook you a wonderful meal that caters to your taste buds, but I might not eat it.

In short, we fiction writers are no different than any of your other friends and family—We simply have our eccentric side, like our

There you are! An inside scoop on my weirdness.

How about you?  Do you consider any eating habit of yours a bit odd?





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