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Dianne Emley

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Los Angeles Times bestselling author Dianne Emley is a Los Angeles native, growing up far from the city's glitz and glamour in a hardscrabble neighborhood in the multicultural Northeast side, where she attended public schools. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and an MBA, both from UCLA, and has held a variety of day jobs, mostly in business middle management. For years during the early morning before she headed to the office, she wrote fiction. Her first book, Cold Call—a mystery about Iris Thorne—a sexy, single L.A. investment counselor in the "greed is good" late 1980s—was sold at auction to Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster and published in 1993. It was followed by four more books in that series.

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Dianne Emley Try to write through it. If the writing is really not working, I get up and do something else, maybe for a half hour maybe for the rest of the day.
Dianne Emley Writing for a living. Telling stories. I don't know who I would be without my writing. It's in my blood.
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The book I’m working on now is different from anything I’ve written before. I’m taking a break from my Nan Vining series and writing a semi-autobiographical standalone novel about life with my mentally ill mom. In 1967, when I was on the cusp of my teens, my mother suffered what was then called a nervous breakdown. She was diagnosed as paranoid/schizophrenic and committed to a mental hospital....

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Christine Hatfield Thanks for accepting my friend request


Dianne Emley Beth wrote: "Hi Dianne,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author here as well as elsewhere!"


Nice to catch up with you here, Beth.


Dianne Emley Zoë wrote: "Hi Dianne. Lovely to catch up with you here. Thanks for Friending me! How's the writing going?"

Same, here, Zoe! The writing is going... you know, one word at a time. :-)


message 6: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Dianne. Lovely to catch up with you here. Thanks for Friending me! How's the writing going?


message 5: by Beth

Beth Hi Dianne,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author here as well as elsewhere!


Dianne Emley Peg wrote: "Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Dianne."

You're welcome, Peg. Nice to see what you'
re reading!


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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Dianne.


Dianne Emley Same here, Kris!


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