Monday, January 28, 2013

Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest

Today is the Re-Introduce Myself Blogfest, hosted by Stephen Tremp, C.M. Brown, Mark Koopmans, and Elise Fallson.

I’m going to give you my “official” bio first -

L. Diane Wolfe

Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association and the author of numerous books. Her upcoming title, “How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now,” covers her publishing seminars in depth and provides an overview of the entire process from idea to market. “Overcoming Obstacles With SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership & Goal-Setting” ties her goal-setting and leadership seminars together into one complete, enthusiastic package. Her YA series, "The Circle of Friends," features morally grounded, positive stories. Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, and assists writers through her author services.

Now the fun stuff -

I’m a roller coaster junkie and want to travel the world, visiting all of the theme parks. I’ve loved photography my whole life and been a professional photographer for 23 years. Love animals and I’m a vegan - no animal products in my diet. (And no, I am not a tree-hugger.) Grew up in Oregon but now I live in NC with my husband and two cats, Rocko & Spunky. (And I was “Spunky” long before we named our cat.)

In short, I am a ball of endless nervous energy! 


Who are you?

64 comments:

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Diane,
Nice to know a bit more about you. Didn't realize you were a pro photographer.

I like roller-coaster rides too, not that we have any of those here anymore. :(

Yvonnes Poetry Corner said...

I already know much about you, never knew you like roller coasters, I love slides at the park though I get funny looks.

Yvonne.

Ciara said...

I'm a roller coaster junkie, traveling obsessed, nervous ball of energy, too. LOL

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I'm glad I'm not the only restless writer out there! Love that you're so colorful, Diane, and have such a great time with your life!

Trisha said...

Nice intro, L. Diane! I lOVE rollercoasters, but here in (Western) Australia we have NO good ones. Our biggest rollercoaster is completely piddly and a junkie like you would no doubt be completely unimpressed.

I love cats, and I really admire anyone who is vegan or vegetarian.

Stephen Tremp said...

IDiane, t's great to meet you again. And who doesn't love a great roller coaster? I sure do. Now if they can only make one that goes in and out of wormholes. How cool would that be!

S.P. Bowers said...

Nice to meet you. My hubby is from Oregon. We love that state though we now live in Georgia.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

JL. closest one to me is 3 & 1/2 hours away.

Ciara, put us together and we'd really scare people.

Trisha, I'm sorry your coaster is 'piddly.'

Stephen, going in might be the easy part.

Elise Fallson said...

Wonderful to meet you L. Diane. I too love traveling and used to enjoy the thrill of roller coasters, but it has been a while since I've been on one. Maybe I should fix that . . . (:

Laura Eno said...

I didn't know you were a pro photographer as well. You are a bundle of energy! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

You really are a bundle of energy! I wish I loved roller coasters - but I'm a wimp in that department :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I think anyone who enters publishing needs to be a roller coaster junkie. If you aren't, you'll only suffer from motion sickness. lol

Timothy Brannan said...

I almost forgot about this one!
Great introduction. I love roller coasters myself, but rarely get to go on them much anymore.

Tim
The Other Side

baygirl32 said...

roller coaster junkies rule! I didn't know you were a photographer :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

S.P., it's beautiful all right.

Elise, if I don't get my fix every summer, I get edgy.

Stina, that is so true!

Baygirl and Laura, all the photos I post were taken by me. Except the one above of course.

Al Diaz said...

Endless energy, that's clear by the picture there. :) Excellent Diane, nice to meet you again.

Jill Haugh said...

I lost my favorite earring on a crazy roller-coaster ride at Six Flags. It was worth it!
~Just Jill

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I am so afraid of roller coasters. I don't like the out of control feeling.
Spunky is a cool name.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Nice to re-meet you L. Diane. I used to love rollercoasters but my kids have picked up that mantle.

Juliet Bond said...

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michelle said...

Nice to re-meet you LDiane.
I love your energy... you give off a good vibe...
I don't think I've ever been on a roller coaster ride... shocking hey? And not because I'm a scaredy-cat or anything like that...
Well, I'll have to give it a go... one day... though I fear I may have left it a little too late...

Laura Marcella said...

I love rollercoasters!! I haven't been to an amusement park in too long, though. Must make that a priority this summer!

It's been great knowing you and your blog, Diane!

kmckendry said...

I love roller coasters too and want to travel the world!

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Hi Diane. It's nice to meet you and to get o know a little about you. The official and unofficial stuff. I love roller coaster's too. Looks like your nervous energy is channeled into some really great creative stuff.

Sherry Ellis said...

I like that! A ball of endless nervous energy. That's probably why you get so much done!

Nick Wilford said...

You certainly keep busy, using that energy well! I love rollercoasters though with little kids don't always get the chance to go on the fast ones. I hope you get to visit Blackpool, England and go on "The Big One" if you haven't already!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, come on... Hug just a little tree! It's fun! Seriously though, I love roller coasters, too. But I'm a lousy photographer, and would be very sad giving up cheese.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Well earned name.... I can feel the spunk in all your words, L. Diane.

I love photography too... anything creative excites me... Not so much the roller coaster thing... I'll leave that to you!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Think I'll stay on the ground and avoid the coasters, thanks!

Krystal Wade said...

Hi Diane, I love roller coasters, but there's this one that's made me question whether I should ever get on another one: Fahrenheit at Hershey Park. Have you tried it?

Tamara said...

Ah-ha!! Now i understand why you haven't visited Disney!! I have to say, you're right. Disney has a few coasters that are themed really cool, but they're all pretty tame. I'd say the scariest one is the Rock N Roller Coaster at Disney Studios. O to 60 in like two seconds flat or something like that. I hate roller coaster's (sorry!) haha. So Disney is just my speed.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jill - LOL!!!

Nick, I want to visit that one!

Krystal, I've not visited that park. Yet.

Roller coasters seem to be a favorite of many here!

Will visit everyone here later today. Been busy getting ready for my release and working with a client and I am SO far behind.

Johanna Garth said...

Cool! I love that you are both writer and photographer. I think it must give you such an interesting perspective on cover art.

Mark Means said...

Nice to re-meet you :) I'm totally stressed out of even the thought of going on a rollercoaster.

When I was young I rode The Beast and The King Cobra (at King's Island) and that was enough for me. Haven't been on one since.

Yeah, I'm a chicken... :P

Azara said...

I never liked roller coasters and was relieved when I got old enough to say so without everyone making fun of me. It's too bad, because they do look awfully fun. But my weak little body can't handle them - I'm jealous you can!

M Pax said...

I love roller coasters, too. I haven't been on one in ages... unless you count some of the curvy mountain roads around here.

Kern Windwraith said...

Roller coaster rides are exhilarating, but unfortunately they make me dangerously queasy, so I avoid them out of consideration for fellow riders. :)

Megan Bostic said...

Hi! Nice to meet you. I love roller coasters too.

Nancy Thompson said...

It's a good thing you have all that nervous energy with all the things you do! Holy cow!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Okay, so roller coasters are your therapy? :) Good to meet you. Great career you have.

Denise Covey said...

I really like the fun part about you. I adore photography too, who doesn't these days? But professional photographer-I'm impressed. For the benefit of non-Americans, where is NC - is that North Carolina?

Cynthia said...

Nice to re-meet you! I think it's great that you have a motivational speaking background. It's always rewarding to know that your work helps others.

klahanie said...

What a fascinating and varied life you have. I have tremendous admiration for anybody who has the determination to see their dreams of getting published realised.

And speaking in public takes a lot of nerve. I know, after my standing ovations I get at my public speaking engagements, I feel quite relieved.

We do hope you manage to visit the largest theme park in all of Britain. That would be the magical Alton Towers, which is only a few miles from where I live.

All the best and thank you for such an enlightening post.

Gary

Tyrean Martinson said...

A fellow roller coaster junkie! awesome! I didn't know that about you.
Nice to learn new things today!

Jo said...

I love reading these!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Johanna, it does!

Mark, I've ridden both of those. The Beast was a little too rough.

M Pax, the way my husband drives, I get the experience every time I'm in his car.

Nancy, yes! I have no sense of balance and they realign my equilibrium.

Denise, yes - North Carolina, USA.

Gary, I would love to visit Alton Towers!

Tyrean, yes!

Livia Peterson said...

It's been nice getting to know you better, Diane. I didn't know you did photography and love roller coasters.

Jo said...

I liked roller coasters as a younger woman, today I think of all the things which could go wrong.

I goofed with the link on Stephen's blog so had to add a new one.

Nice reintroduction.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

You wonderful bloggers--Diane, Stephen, et. al., need no reintroductions. Still, it's a nice idea. (-:

Best,

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Excited about how much the new edition of the Frugal Book Promoter (expanded! updated!) can help writers with the tried and true and the new media, too. Now a USA Book News award-winner in its own right (www.budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) it the original edition was also a Reader Views winner and an Irwin Award winner.

cd sutton said...

Let's see. I've known Diane for a while. What did she leave off? That she is down to earth, patient, and persistent!

LuAnn Braley said...

Following/subscribing in preparation for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

I will be checking out your Circle of Friends series. Sounds very encouraging!

Tammy Theriault said...

i use to be able to do roller coasters, but i lost my kicks once i was an older teen...because now, you can hang and go...or go backwards!!! but if you hold my hand, i'll go with you... :D

Donna Hole said...

I loved roller coasters as a kid. Don't know what happened to make me afraid as I aged. Pity.

.......dhole

Misha Gericke said...

Not sure, really. I'm just me. :-D

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. sort of knew there was lots of energy there .. wonderful to be a roller coaster junkie - can't stand them myself ... and have done one - that's enough!

You've lots going on in life and that's great - you offer us lots of helpful info ...

Cheers for now - Hilary

Gossip_Grl said...

I think I liked roller coasters in my younger days. I'm not sure I'd survive a ride on one now! Def enjoyed reading your posting!

Julie Flanders said...

What a fun pic on the coaster! I can't ride them as I get terrible motion sickness, but I'm always envious of those who do because it looks like such fun.

So nice to learn more about you. As an animal lover too I admire your vegan lifestyle, that's something I'm learning more about and working on myself.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm so not a rollercoaster junkie! But those who love them really love them. Great to learn more about you.

randi lee said...

I commend you for loving roller coasters! I always want to try them but I chicken out halfway thru the line! Cool to learn some news things about you!! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Livia, I've taken photos for almost 40 years.

Carolyn, it was fun!

Denise, thank you!

Julie, it's best done in stages, one step at a time.

Melissa said...

Enjoy your roller coasters. You can have them, all to yourself. LOL

Fun post! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

DL Hammons said...

I...am your blogging buddy and friend!

So nice to re-meet you! :)

Faith McKay said...

I'm vegan, too. :)

I love roller coaster enthusiasts! I just think it's so neat that people are so into it. It's such a fun rush and there's a lot of variety out there, if you hunt for it, so it seems like a fun thing to be into.

Mildred R Holmes said...

Haven't been on a roller coaster since my teen years, not even the kiddie ones. My sons had to ride with someone else.

Hi. Just making the rounds now.