Fire and Ice is thrilled to have author Diony George here today to talk about her book A Sisterhood of Strength.
Tell us what inspired your book:
When I served as a ward RS president, my love for my sisters grew immeasurably from serving them and seeing them unselfishly serve one another. I felt a book of stories written by many different women who experienced that bond of sisterhood in their lives would be inspiring to others as well.
How do you think women can become stronger and more unified in today’s world?
Women are the heart of the home and the family. We can have a powerful influence for good on our husbands, our children, and others we meet by the way we carry ourselves and give love. A woman’s true feminine beauty lies far beyond her outward appearance. When we remember our worth is infinite because we are daughters of God, our strength grows and the world will see it.
What writing rituals do you have if any?
Nothing specific, except to try to write a little everyday
Favorite books and authors?
I love Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier, Josi Kilpack’s early novels, and Mary Higgins Clark.
What advice would you give to young women?
Be true to yourself and keep your standards high—its worth it.
How was being a mother shaped your character?
Being a mother has been immensely challenging and rewarding. It has helped me develop unconditional love and realize how important setting a good and consistent example is. Our children learn so much by watching us. It has also greatly increased my appreciation for my own parents.
What has been the most rewarding experience you’ve had as an author to date?
I’ve had several rewarding experiences as an author, it would be hard to narrow it down to just one. The big thing is I love that my books help people. When they feel something from what I’ve written, especially if it brings them closer to God I am exhilarated.
Author Bio: I’m a wife, mother of seven, and grandmother of two originally from Alaska, but currently live in Utah with my family and now consider myself a true city girl at heart. I will readily admit I don’t miss the giant mosquitoes or the cold and long, dark winters way up North, but I absolutely miss the fresh seafood. Fish and chips made with fresh-caught halibut is my favorite!
My beginning as a writer started in elementary school when a poem I had written for a contest was chosen as a winner, set to music, and sung by the whole school at an assembly. I wrote my first picture book, 11 pages long in fifth grade as an assignment, bound it myself and have read it to my children several times. The next book I wrote, I was in eighth grade, 48 pages long with photograph’s and was a memoir.
The first edition of my first published novel, Torn Apart was released in July 2008, when I was 42 years old, the second edition under a new publisher was released nationally in February of 2009. So…never give up on your dream of writing. I’m currently working on my third novel.
When I’m not imagining a new plot-line or typing frantically away at my computer, I love to spend time with my family, read (my favorite genre is romantic suspense) travel, cook or bake something delicious, sew, scrap-book, or work on crafts.
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