Name: Diane Mannino
Who is Diane? A well-rounded author with a taste for beautiful book covers :)
Books: Running from Romeo and Waiting for Romeo
Perfecting your craft is an extremely important part of life. Whether it is a hobby or your career, you need to be to zone in on your skills to be the best. Take author Diane Mannino, interviewed by Tania Lasenburg, Mannino explains that she did what she loved . . . her entire life.
You’ve had a successful career as a writer for different media outlets. What made you decide to write a novel? Did you simply want to add another scratch on the to do list or was this always the goal for you?
I definitely wanted to write a novel. English was always my favorite subject, I was an English major in college, and I’ve always loved to read and write. It just took me some time to get around to doing it!
Well, I can’t really compare the two. I would LOVE Harper Collins or another publisher to publish my books, but I didn’t want to submit and re-submit for years to wait for that to happen. I think self-publishing is a great way to get your book out there and Amazon is awesome because as soon as you submit your book it’s immediately available. That’s amazing to me.
But as a self-publisher you have to market your book. You’re on your own and you don’t have anyone telling you how to do it. It is pretty much a sink or swim situation. I’m trying very hard to keep my head above water. There’s so much to learn, but I love that my books are being read and that people are enjoying them.
Finally, do you have any plans of stepping out of the YA genre? If so where would you go?
Hmm. I haven’t really thought about that. I love thrillers and mysteries. The sequel to “Running from Romeo,” “Waiting for Romeo” has a little bit of these elements in it so I’d probably say those genres. I really enjoyed writing these books because I got to do a little bit of not just one genre, but a couple of others as well.
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