Author has written 6 stories for Romance, and General.
I am the author formerly known as Diane J M Johnson. I changed my pen name to clarify who and what I am.
I've been an avid reader since I learned how to read, and that love of books led, eventually, to writing. I actually wrote my first short story in third grade (at the age of 8, for those of you don't live in the U.S.). I started writing romantic stories when I was a teenager. I made my first attempt at writing a novel when I was 15. (It was actually a fanfic based on a TV series that was popular at the time called It Takes a Thief.) When inspired, I also write song lyrics and poetry, which began when I was 13. You'll find some of my better ones in a few of my novels.
When I write romance novels, I always put pitfalls or challenges of some sort in the path of the hero and the heroine, which they have to overcome before they can be together. Once they do, they get married; and then--usually, but not always--I have them face even greater problems. When the story is over, you know they're going to be okay as a couple because, by that time, they've pretty much overcome the world. Some of my stories are humorous; some are angst-filled; some have elements of intrigue and danger. But every one of them has love and romance.
Not all of my stories started out with LDS characters in them. However, my characters and stories tend to take on a life of their own. Once the hero and heroine fell in love, I couldn't help but want them to have the gospel in their lives and to have a temple marriage . . . so I changed the stories accordingly.
I have created a second account and pen name (incurableromantic521) under which I am publishing my non-LDS stories, of which there are currently only three. I am now working on a story about a twenty-year-old college coed who, through strange circumstances, travels back in time to 1947 and meets and falls in love with her grandfather's best friend--a very handsome twenty-five-year-old man who, in her timeline, never married. It has no LDS content, but it does have religious content, so I'm publishing under my LDS.writer.mom pen name. It's a complex and difficult story to write, so it's going to take some time to complete. Unlike my other stories, I've decided not to wait until it's finished before putting it online. So, I'd like some feedback as I go. Let me know what you think.
I'm publishing under 2 pen names so that those who are strictly prejudiced against Latter-day Saints ("Mormons") can read some of my writings without prejudice; while those who are LDS and those who aren't but who don't mind reading LDS content will have at least some idea of what they can expect.
I hope you enjoy my work.
FYI: The full title of "Chasing Rainbows: Life & Times of Chris Robin" is "Chasing Rainbows: The Life & Times of Christopher Robin." Due to character limitations in the title box, I was not allowed to put in the entire title. I apologize.
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