Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Redemption, Australia 1990s, and Historical Fiction: A New Release from Author L. Diane Wolfe!

 Redemption, Australia 1990’s, and Historical Fiction

Tyrean offered me several topics that tied in with my release today, In Darkness: The Shark. And I’ve decided to tackle all three.

Redemption is the theme of my In Darkness series. (And it ties to my earlier series, The Circle of Friends.) As a Christian, redemption is an important aspect to my faith. No matter how far gone someone is, through God that person can be redeemed.

The main two characters in each of the In Darkness stories are both in need of redemption. They are in effect in darkness, which is what links the stories together. They find that redemption through love. The love of someone who is completely and totally accepting of who they are.

The setting for this story is Australia early 1990’s. This was before most people had computers, let alone Internet, and cell phones didn’t exist. That gave me the perfect setting for the story. A place where great white sharks were plentiful but the constant barrage of information and privacy invasion didn’t exist. Human populations were also smaller, giving Jewels and Clarence peace and quiet and the opportunity to get to know each other.

Was writing a historical piece from my own lifetime easier? Yes, since I could access facts, figures, maps, etc., that were accurate. I could research where the aquariums were during that time, how many people lived in a given area, how far did the city stretch at that time? Through the Internet I could contact someone who lived in Australia at the time and get the lingo correct. I can imagine researching for a period a thousand years ago would be much, much more difficult.

And there you have it! Oh, and did I mention Clarence the shark talks?

In Darkness: The Shark

By L. Diane Wolfe

Souls shrouded in darkness…

Focused on her studies and duties at the aquarium, Jewels prefers her solitary life. Burned many times and short on trust, she has more in common with her aquatic friends than the people around her. But she never imagined coming face to face with a shark named Clarence…a shark who talks!

As their friendship grows, Jewels must overcome her deep set mistrust. There are dangers, both in the Australian ocean and on dry land. Can Jewels depend on the great white or will his animal nature betray her?

Release date - May 9, 2023

Romance/Paranormal - Fantasy/Paranormal - Fantasy/Romance

eBook ISBN 9781939844910 $3.99

A professional speaker and author, L. Diane Wolfe conducts seminars, offers book formatting, and author consultation. She’s the senior editor at Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. and contributes to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.

http://www.spunkonastick.net/ - Spunk On A Stick

http://www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com - Spunk On A Stick’s Tips

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/ - Insecure Writer’s Support Group


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BKTLKMG4

iTunes - https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id6444053123

Barnes & Noble - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940165956393

Kobo - https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=9781939844910

Scribed - https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781939844910&language=0

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63208820-in-darkness

Wednesday, May 3, 2023



Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
The awesome co-hosts for the May 3 posting of the IWSG are Joylene Nowell Butler, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Meka James, Diane Burton, Victoria Marie Lees, and M Louise Barbour!

Many thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting this wonderful group!

Optional Question for the month: When you are working on a story, what inspires you?

Such an awesome question deserves a thorough answer, but as this post goes out I'll be on vacay, so I'll make it short.

I find inspiration everywhere - in the way sunlight and shadow play across the grass, in the news, in my faith life, in music, in conversations, in activities and work done by friends and family members, and in books and movies I've read or seen (especially when I want them to go a little differently). 

Often, these kinds of things jumble together in my brain and after I have a run with them in my imagination, I'm ready to let them pour out on the page. 

What inspires you?

And, if you really miss me and want to read more, check out my Kindle Vellas or my books.

Dark Blade: Forged on Kindle Vella

The Rayatana Series