Saturday, February 12, 2011

Interview with Keta Diablo

Please join me in welcoming Keta Diablo. Leave a comment for an opportunity to win a copy of Where the Rain is Made!
Where do you get the inspirations for your books?
Keta: This is such a great question and once I’m asked often. Many of my ideas come from dreams, vivid dreams. And the others come from surfing the Net or research I’ve done in the past.
I’m here today to talk about Where The Rain Is Made, a time-travel/shapeshifter themed around the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. When my youngest son was 12, he took a sudden and intense interested in Native American history. I have no idea why. One tribe he seemed particularly drawn to was the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers. We spent endless hours at the library searching for books about this fierce tribe of the plains and together we read many articles about them.
The Dog Soldiers had a very colorful past and a very tragic ending, as did most of the Native American tribes in US history. Dylan’s obsession with the Dog Soldiers lasted several years and I became as fascinated as him. Several years later, I wrote Where The Rain Is Made and dedicated the novel to Dylan. I hope like me, you love reading about history. Myth and lore abound in WTRIM, but most of what you’ll read is true about this great tribe.
(More about Where The Rain Is Made here:
What is your favorite book from the books you have written so far? Who are your favorite hero and heroine, and why?
Keta: Where The Rain Is Made, of course, because of the special connection to my youngest son. Another novel I loved writing is Decadent Deceptions, an erotic historical that finaled in the 2008 RWA Molly Contest. DD is not a shapeshifter, but has an element of a serial killer, mystery, suspense and of course, an abundance of eroticism. (More about Decadent Deceptions here:
Tell us a bit about your new release.
Keta: Thanks so much for asking. I think I did above (another laugh). Give me a chance to talk about Where The Rain Is Made and I could go on for hours.
Here’s the blurb:
A decadent-looking savage has captured Francesca DuVall and her brother, Marsh. Now she must spend every waking moment planning an escape. However, she never counted on the powerful draw of desire interfering with her scheme in the camp of the brutal Cheyenne dog soldiers.

Ethan Gray is a curator at a national museum . . . most of the time, but when he travels through time to help his beloved People he becomes Meko, leader of the most revered and feared tribe of the plains. Although their worlds are decades apart Meko can’t resist the dark beauty he kidnapped during a raid. He has many battles to fight but none he wants to win more than the one that will capture Cesca’s heart forever.

From the windswept plains of Colorado and the harsh life of a Dog Soldier to the placid life of a curator their love was fueled by passion and kindled by destiny.
How do you balance your day-to-day commitments with your writing life?
Fortunately, I don't work outside the home anymore so the days are mine. I tip my hat to those who work a full-time job and still manage to put out a number of books every year. My children are grown now too so that helps too. There are days I'm not as productive as I'd like to be when it comes to writing, but I answer a large number of e-mails everyday and try to spend several hours promoting my writing. If a family event arises, that always come first.
What shapeshifter character do you like best besides your own?
I really like stories about dragons, so I guess I would have to say shapeshifting into a dragon would be awesome. Maybe one day I'll have to write about that.
Keta, thanks for joining us today. Readers don’t forget to leave a comment!
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Keta’s Haunt, Author Home,
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Getting Cozy for Valentines Day!

Come visit me at The Cozy Page today as I start off Amber Leigh Williams' 20 Questions Valentine Event. Hope to see you there!