A Snobby Girl Anniversary


As sometimes occurs with internet radio, today’s guest Leila Lacey had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Fortunately Maureen Miles Bucci, author of A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer, was available to join me at the last minute. And it just so happens, it’s the one-year anniversary of her fabulous book!

During the show, we talked about many things including Maureen’s plans to launch a Snobby Girl clothing and accessory line (coming in mid-October); moving on after surviving an experience of cancer; and Maureen’s new formatting gig with Writestream Publishing. She also offered her insights about managing expectations as an independently published author.

If you missed it live, click below to listen:

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Many thanks to Maureen for filling in at the last minute! Check out A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer on Amazon.com.


Writestream Tuesday: Curvy Goddess Leila Lacey


Ladies, are you tired of impossibly thin romance novel heroines with absolutely no resemblance to real women? Looking for a refreshing take on the genre, where the plots actually have a purpose other than to provide filler between love scenes?

Join me for Writestream Tuesday on September 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I welcome Curvy Goddess Romance Author Leila Lacey to the show:

Love comes in many shapes and sizes.  Rising Michigan Author Leila Lacey writes from the heart about the trials and tribulations of love and romance from a curvy woman’s perspective.  With over 12 popular books on Amazon to date, she’s steadily claiming her space as a new romantic fiction author to keep an eye on.

Bow down to the curves.  That’s the philosophy that’s motivated romantic fiction author Leila Lacey as she’s wrote over a dozen popular books taking a hot and exciting look at love and adventure from a strong, curvy woman’s viewpoint.  The books have been received with enthusiasm, and it’s clear the best is yet to come.

“I think it’s important to present strong, beautiful, curvy women that have amazing female to female relationships,”  commented Lacey, on what motivates her.  “If we don’t provide alternative role models for people, they could fall into the trap of not loving who is looking them back in the mirror.  Romantic fiction should entertain, but it should also help build confidence and a great self-image.  I’m trying to cover all these things and more in my books.”

Visit BuyLeilaLaceyBooks.com to preview and purchase. Follow @LeilaLacey1 on Twitter and like Leila Lacey Romance Books on Facebook.

To listen to the interview on Tuesday, September 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: Curvy Goddess Romance Author Leila Lacey. Would you like to ask Leila a question? Dial (347) 945-7246 and press 1 to get into the queue.

Bow Down To The Curves with Curvy Goddess Romance Author Leila Lacey!


Writestream Tuesday with Paul Clayton


I had a blast interviewing the personable and multi-talented author Paul Clayton today on Writestream. We talked about everything from his many novels to social media to flying to Frankfurt Germany after 9/11/01 to accept a prestigious book award.

If you missed it, click below to listen.

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Looking forward to interviewing Paul again when his next book is released!


‘Common Ground on Common Core’ with Kirsten Lombard


Back in February I interviewed the indefatigable Kirsten Lombard, founder of Resounding Books, political activist, editor, and author about Common Ground on Common Core: Voices from across the Political Spectrum Expose the Realities of the Common Core State Standards.

If you missed this important interview, click to listen.

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Kirsten is now offering a $2.00 discount on the book to my blog readers, as you will note from the ad in the right sidebar. Just click on the ad, then type in Promo Code DARIANNE.

Whether you have children and grandchildren or just care about the future of our country and the preservation of individual liberty, this book is a must-read. Buy Common Ground on Common Core: Voice from across the Political Spectrum Expose the Realities of the Common Core State Standards today.


Coming Soon from Lisa Tarves – Just Believe: Commonsense Spirituality for the 21st Century


I am beyond thrilled for my dear friend and business partner Lisa Tarves on the impending release of Just Believe: Commonsense Spirituality for the 21st Century. Featuring a sleek new cover (designed by the immensely talented Kia Heavey), updates on professional and personal happenings (including Writestream Radio and Writestream Publishing), and further explanation about spiritual principles like forgiveness, energy vampires, and chakras, this second edition is sure to be a hit!

In my review of Lisa’s first effort Just Believe, I noted:

Part autobiography and part Spirituality 101, Lisa first introduces herself to her readers, sharing in down-to-earth, “real” language her experience as a young child with a remarkable sense of the unseen world and the ability to see and communicate telepathically with angels. Having established herself as a legitimate source of information on the topic, Lisa then delves into various aspects of spirituality with humor and authenticity. Chapters include the aptly named, What the Heck is a Chakra?, Energy Vampires (I immediately recognized several people I know who fulfill one or more of these descriptions), and Those Pesky Little Etheric Cords.

There’s even a rundown on the hierarchy of angels (Archangels and Guardian Angels), a clarification of spirit guides and definitions various psychic abilities. Throughout the book, Lisa’s personality shines through as she moves from topic to topic in her own engaging style.

In this new edition I had the privilege of writing the Foreward, in which I share the story of how Lisa and I met online and eventually partnered up to create Writestream Radio Network and Writestream Publishing. I’m proud to be her friend and business partner and cannot wait until Just Believe: Commonsense Spirituality for the 21st Century is released — hopefully by the end of this week.

Unlike the first book, this gorgeous new cover reflects Lisa’s personality and style perfectly. Great job, Kia Heavey!


Exciting times at Writestream Media. 😉


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