Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Insecure Writer's Support Group - Dragon Soldier Diane

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

April is the A to Z Challenge. I’m not participating here, but I am posting April 2, 9, 17, & 24 over at The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. In addition, I am one of co-host Susan Gourley’s Dragon Soldiers and will be assisting her this month.

Since everyone will be busy with the A to Z, I will not be posting on my regular schedule again until May. (Outside of one or two special promotions.) Some of you may be stopping by to meet me though, so I’ve decided to tell you a little bit about myself.

I’m the author of seven books, including How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now. Right now I'm working on some paranormal romances stories.

I’m a professional speaker and a member of the National Speakers Association. My website is Spunk On A Stick, and that’s also my speaker name. I do seminars and talks on publishing, promoting, websites & blogs, goal-setting, and leadership.

I offer services for writers, including book formatting (print, EPub, Mobi), private consultation, and stock photos.

On a personal note, I’m a vegan, roller coaster junkie, and collector of Minions. I’m married and we have one crazy kitty named Rocko. I’m a type-A, spunky redhead who can’t hold still for long.

In a nutshell, I’m Hammy the Squirrel - nice to meet you!


54 comments:

  1. Wonderful post Diane, Loved Hammy the squirrel, I do miss the squirrels that I used to feed at my old apartment, but this area are adorned with beautiful cats. all shapes and sizes but adorable.
    Have a good day.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Love your conclusion Hammy, see you next month.

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  3. Fun learning more about you. Awesome you're a vegan. I'm a vegetarian except for fish. Hope you have a good month.

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  4. Hi, Diane,

    Hope you get some writing done this month. Have fun on the Challenge!

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  5. Nice to meet you, Hammy! And what are you like post coffee? :)

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  6. You'll make an awesome Dragon Soldier, using your organisation skills to the fore.

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  7. There's been a Hammy the Squirrel sighting! We have the DVD but haven't seen Over the Hedge in a good while. We'll have to watch it this weekend.

    trivia Question: What's the name of The Hedge in the movie?

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  8. Yovonne, cats are just as nice.

    natalie, I've been a vegan for 15 years now. At least.

    AuthorCG, even more wired!

    Stephen, that's easy - Steve!

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  9. Nice summary about you, Diane. So many of us who are not participating in A-Z are going to ease back on blogging this month. Will still check in here to see what's new.

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  10. Hi Diane! You sound like loads of fun to hang around with--and I'm also a "Hammy." That was my nickname at my old office!!

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  11. And you are a very, very appreciated minion, squirrel or no.

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  12. I can never get enough Hammy.

    I'm so excited you're working on a romance! Have lots of fun w/ your writing during April.

    Crazy kitties are the very best kind. :)

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  13. Love your photos! But you already know that. Here's to Hammy. He does look eager.

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  14. Hey Diane!
    Don't forget to mention your photos on my A to Z posts (so it means you're 'sort-of' participating....)
    Nice to re-meet Hammy The Squirrel!

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  15. Are you going to get another cat Diane? I always used to try and replace one pet with another. Love Hammy.

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  16. I'll have to keep in mind that you do book formatting. I have a new picture book coming out, and I may need help formatting it for Smashwords.

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  17. Oh man, you will be busy this month. Glad you're helping Susan out. I too collect minions from the villains I conquer. :)

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  18. You're on a great Minion team, Hammy!

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  19. Nice to meet you again, Diane! I love your introduction post!

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  20. After all of your information about your distinguished roles in the writing business, memberships,etc., I was caught off-guard with the Hammy the Squirrel. So funny I laughed out loud!! Great sense of humor. Yes, now I do know more about you and glad to know it too!!

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  21. After all of your information about your distinguished roles in the writing business, memberships,etc., I was caught off-guard with the Hammy the Squirrel. So funny I laughed out loud!! Great sense of humor. Yes, now I do know more about you and glad to know it too!!

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  22. Hi Diane .. you have much to offer us through your books and I have some here. Your photos are great too - and it's lovely Michelle Wallace is using your photos for her A-Z ...

    Enjoy the peace and quiet! Cheers Hilary

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  23. Have fun with the challenge! I'm participating with UR, my author group.

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  24. Hello! Fun to learn more about you! :) Great post!

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  25. I love the picture for the dragon soldiers. It'd make a cool tattoo too.

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  26. Wow!!! That dragon soldier badge is awesome! I would have it as a tattoo as well, but I hate needles, so better let the dwarves to have it. :) Good luck as minion.

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  27. I hope to see you around, dragon soldier :)

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  28. 7 books, that's great! I love the squirrel.

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  29. This post made me smile. It's good to be a busy squirrel!

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  30. Nice to meet you, Hammy. Squirrelyness and minion-hoarder tendencies make for a fun time. We all need to go nuts sometimes too.

    Cheers, Diane. Keep a smile.

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  31. I always enjoy getting to know bloggers better! Love Hammy!

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  32. Hammy is adorable-this character suits you! Wow, you are going to be busy, but I know you could do it~

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  33. Always nice to know you more!

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  34. Hammy the Squirrel! I knew it! lol Enjoy the break ;)

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  35. You're so cray cray !!! Hammy. Haha!

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  36. Have a good month Diane.

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  37. If you gotta be a character, Hammy is a great choice!

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  38. Hammy the Squirrel. hahahahaha. That was really funny, Diane.

    I'm not doing A to Z this year, either. Too much going on. I'll try to keep up with the IWSG page during the A to Z.

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  39. Hammy--that's perfect. I love that movie and the soundtracks not too shabby for a cartoon either!

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  40. It's great learning more about you, Diane. I feel more relaxed already. Seriously. I've been in this business a long time, but knowing someone with your qualifications makes me happy.

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  41. Writing all the A to Z posts was fun and easy--I did all that in March. But reading all of these...and replying to all the comments coming in...that's EXHAUSTING!

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  42. What a day to stop by... even if I'm two days later than Wednesday :)

    Always fun to know blogger buddies better ... wow, is it like the B day today?

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  43. It was fun reading about you. I love squirrels.

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  44. A Dragon Soldier? I like that! And the badge is awesome! Have fun. :)

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  45. April is a strange month in the blogosphere. If I don't catch you again here, I'll see you on one of the others.

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  46. My wife is a roller coaster junkie too since she's from Ohio which apparently has the greatest wooden coaster ever.

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  47. Always nice to learn more about one of my favorite bloggers. Hope you are enjoying spring!:)

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  48. Thanks for visiting the Fountains of Paris post! I do like the badge for the Dragon soldiers, too.

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  49. Super cool to meet you too! Hammy is one of my all time fav characters so I imagine I'd dig you too!
    Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

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  50. It is obvious, even just through the relationships of social media, that you cannot sit still for long! You inspire me with your energy!

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  51. I can see you as "Hammy the Squirrel"! Wonderful.

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