Diane Rapp became an entrepreneur when she started her own dog grooming salon in Santa Barbara, California. She spent the next thirty years as a small business owner; she sold real estate, started an office supply/copy center, and performed free-lance advertising design.

2017-11-10
Win a print copy of DNA STALKER: Revenge or Justice?
Do you prefer to hold a real book in your hands, run your fingers over the silky-smooth cover, and sniff the freshly-printed pages? You're in luck! I am holding a contest on Goodreads from November 15 - 30, 2017 to pick a lucky reader. The contest is open to U.S....

2017-11-01
MAIZIE ALBRIGHT, STAR DETECTIVE
15 Minutes: ​ A Maizie Albright Humorous Mystery (Maizie Albright Star Detective) #WANNABEDETECTIVE When ex-teen star Maizie Albright returns to her Southern hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, she hoped to rid herself of Hollywood tabloid and reality show hell for a new career as a private investigator. Instead, Hollyweird follows...

2017-11-01
Sci-Fi Trilogy by Annie Douglas Lima
The Krillonian Chronicles Trilogy is now complete with the new releas of book 3! Set on a world where slavery is legal, slaves wear collars, and martial arts include weilding a cavvarach, Bensin is born into slavery. The only thing he enjoys in life is fighting in cavvarach shil tournaments....

2017-09-15
COVER REVEAL ~ DNA STALKER
I know this cover is fast work, but I've been playing with the design for awhile now. ​ The DNA STALKER has been searching for the victim for thirty-nine years and won't be stopped easily. Now Natalia and Jason are working together on the Sea Mist, and it's up to...

2017-09-14
First Draft of DNA STALKER finished!
Last night I did a little happy dance as I finished the first draft! Now all I need to do is design a cover, edit for errors, plan a book launch and MARKET! Okay, it sounds like I've still got loads to do and sure it's a lot of work,...

2017-02-28
How to do research in person!
Have you ever dreamed of touching the velvety-soft skin of a sting ray? How about shaking fins with a dolphin or getting a kiss? Well an author of cruise ship mysteries must experience her subject and get her feet wet. How does joining a crowd at Sting Ray City help...

2017-02-23
First 9 Clues in Game
To give new players a chance, I've decided to post the first six clues in the game. Download the Game Sheet in last week's post and mark these clues off. Watch the hashtag #GameBook on Twitter for daily clues or pop into my Facebook page. Hope you have fun playing....

2017-02-16
Play the "Murder Caribbean-Style"  Game Online and Win Prizes
This is a process-of-elimination game. Check off the clues to find out which ones are still outstanding by the end of the game. solution_tally_one_sheet.jpg File Size: 639 kb File Type: jpg Download File ​Click on the Download File above to save the Tally Sheet to your own computer. Print the...

2017-02-08
NEW RELEASE: HIGH SEAS MYSTERY GAME BOOK
You've heard about mystery parties but can't imagine getting everyone to play a part and learn lines. Now you have a choice. Play the games at home with 2 to 8 people or host a fundraiser or pot luck for up to 57 people. All the game cards, playing boards,...

2017-01-07
High Seas Mystery Game Book Cover:
COMING SOON! ​High Seas Mystery Game Book is in the final stages! Proof is on the way and soon it will be available from online bookstores. Here is the description: Mystery dinner parties usually require guests to learn parts and risk getting embarrassed by their own bad acting. The worst...

2016-12-15
Mystery Game Book Coming Soon
I'm preparing to launch a Mystery Game Book and decided to republish the following blog that explains how I got the idea for the book. We had a successful party and it was loads of fun. Since I had already done a lot of work, I decided to add two...

2016-10-25
History of Halloween Quiz
​1. Jack o' Lanterns are thought to have originated in which country? A. United States B. Spain C. Ireland D. Egypt Correct answer is C. Ireland. To keep away spirits and ghosts, it was common in Ireland to place candies in hollowed-out turnips. 2. What is the meaning of the...

2016-10-25
How Do These Three Fictional Characters = My Writing Style?
Can you guess the reason I show my three fictional characters to describe my writing? 1. Lady and the Tramp show that I LOVE animals, especially Dogs. All of my books feature one or more animals within the storyline. In my mysteries creatures might be seen by the characters or...

2016-10-25
Halloween Spooktacular Event
This week I'm part of a Halloween Spooktacular Facebook event. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/events/1807306899516140/ I will be the host on 10/26/2016 from 2 - 3 pm EST....

2016-09-11
SciFi/Fantasy/Paranormal Giveaway
Win Up To 19 Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Novels! (2) Grand Prize Kindle "Gift Baskets" of ALL eBooks! ​ (19) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) CLICK HERE TO ENTER...