Author Interview: Blue Coyote Motel by Dianne Harman

Author Dianne Harman

Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, leaving that industry and opening two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. Dianne has traveled extensively throughout the world, most recently dividing her time between Huntington Beach, California and Sacramento, California, where her husband is a Senator. A gourmet cook, she has entertained Governors, Congressmen and numerous other political figures in her homes. An avid reader, Dianne brings the richness of her life experiences to her novel, Blue Coyote Motel.
Her second novel, Tea Party Teddy, a tell-all California political novel, will be out in early 2013.

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What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Dulce de Leche.
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
Leftovers from last night’s dinner.
Night owl, or early bird? 
Early bird.
Pet Peeves? 
People who talk loudly on their cell phones in public places.
Skittles or M&Ms? 
Definitely M&Ms.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
You’ll get lost in the engrossing story and forget whatever problems you may have.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Yes, Tea Party Teddy, a tell-all novel about California politics will be out in early 2013. I am in the process of editing the sequels to Tea Party Teddy and Blue Coyote Motel.
What inspired you to want to become a writer? 
A quiet air-conditioner at a boutique hotel in Palm Springs in 106 degree weather. What would happen if someone pumped a “feel good” drug into the air-conditioner and everyone felt good all the time?
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
Having a trade industry buy 350 of my books to put in their “goodie bags” for attendees at their conference.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
The Bobbsey Twins.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Read Stephen King’s book, On Writing.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
I’m living there.
What is your favorite Quote? 
“I didn’t make the rules, but I can play by them.”

Blue Coyote Motel by Dianne Harman

You’ll never look at motel air conditioning the same way after you read Blue Coyote Motel.

Blue Coyote Motel is a suspense filled thriller about six travelers who stop and spend the night at a remote California desert motel. Each of them leaves the following morning “feeling good,” but unaware that they have inadvertently become addicted to a gaseous drug piped into their rooms. ‘

Jeffrey, the owner of the motel, is a scientist who was recently fired by a prestigious Southern California drug manufacturer for giving an anti-aging hormone he discovered to his beautiful Latina wife. Spinning slowly into the depths of insanity, he decides to test the effectiveness of another of his drug discoveries on unsuspecting motel guests. He calls the drug Freedom because it frees people from depression, anger, stress, grief, and aggression. Jeffrey has grandiose plans to make Freedom available throughout the world in order to bring about peace and harmony, but instead it causes grief and chaos in the lives of the motel guests. The cast of characters includes a defrocked priest, a Native American pediatrician, a wealthy widow, a Brazilian couple who owns gold mines and a salesman intent on finding himself.

Blue Coyote Motel presents an engaging look at the human frailties present in all of us.