Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dianna T. Benson's "Final Trimester" interview & book giveaway

Hey All! Please join me in welcoming Dianna T. Benson to my blog once again. She here to tell us a little about herself, and her book, Final Trimester. 

It's time to announce the winner, drum roll please, and the winner is.... JOYE

Tell us a little about yourself.
Dianna Torscher Benson is a 2014 Selah Award Finalist (winners not yet announced), a 2011 Genesis Winner, a 2011 Genesis double Semi-Finalist, a 2010 Daphne de Maurier Finalist, and a 2007 Golden Palm Finalist. In 2012, she signed a nine-book contract with Ellechor Publishing House. She’s the author of The Hidden Son, her debut novel. Final Trimester is her second release. After majoring in communications and a ten-year career as a travel agent, Dianna left the travel industry to earn her EMS degree. An EMT and a Haz-Mat and FEMA Operative since 2005, she loves the adrenaline rush of responding to medical emergencies and helping people in need.
Dianna lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.

Why do you write the kind of books you do?
Suspense is my natural writing voice.  An EMT for a decade, I implement my firsthand medical and rescue knowledge and experience into my stories.
Inspirational is a thread I love writing and it fits within my characterizations and plotlines like a key puzzle piece. 
Besides writing, what are some of your favorite hobbies?
I’m a life-long outdoor enthusiast and high-level athletic competitor. I love spending time in any kind of nature doing something athletic and adventurous, especially with my family and friends. I enjoy traveling, reading, watching all kinds of movies, and watching Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, The Walking Dead, Castle and The Big Bang Theory.  

Have you always wanted to be a writer?
View my WRITING page on my website:

What advice would you give to a beginning writer?
View my WRITING page on my website:

What book are you currently working on?
Persephone’s Fugitive, Book #2 in the Cayman Islands Trilogy:

When a routine 911 call turns deadly, Paramedic Reyann Cooper finds herself held at gunpoint by injured prison inmate, Jason Keegan. The situation rapidly spirals out of Reyann’s control when the confrontation becomes a tense standoff between Keegan and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
As her patient’s hostage, Reyann fights to save them both before Keegan blows them up. She realizes his warning to the Cayman police is no empty threat since he’d rather die than spend the rest of his life in a prison cell. Reyann soon discovers Keegan is just as determined to survive as she is - provided he can escape Grand Cayman and disappear forever. As she struggles to trust in God’s protection, help from an atheist turns her struggle into a lure away from her faith.
Please tell us a little about your book.

Final Trimester, Book #1 in the Quigley Triplets Series:
Paramedic Jodi Duncan recognizes the work of a serial killer before the Myrtle Beach PD even suspects a connection between the deaths of two pregnant women. Despite the vast differences in the two cases, Jodi urges Detective Nate Quigley to think outside the box. After digging deep into the separate investigations, Nate finds no evidence to support a serial killer theory, and he warns Jodi to back off police business, which only fuels her passion for the cases.

When a third pregnant woman is murdered, Nate is named lead detective on the case and works to link the deaths in order to unmask and stop the serial murderer, a disturbed man who believes God and the devil battle inside his head to bend him according to their wills. As he fights both voices, his interest fixates on Jodi when he discovers her obsession with ending his rampage.

How can someone find you on the internet?

Thanks, Dianna, for being a guest on my blog. Looking forward to reading, Final Trimester.

Drawing will be held May, 17