Author has written 17 stories for Twilight.
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A big thanks to the following for various kindnesses:
Also the generous KatHat has written a review for Finding My Thunder at : / / khatla (dot) livejournal (dot) com/11598.html
I have categorized Finding My Thunder as tragedy. It is probably scaring away some readers but my version of tragedy means there will be some tragic situations that occur in my fic. And that is the case of this fic. It does not alter my overall writing philosophy which I've already stated.
A cool thing, TwiFich00rs have reviewed My Wounded Soldier (Jayme Durob wrote the review) and added some really amazing pictures (OzellaMarie added the pictures) to their review. This can be read at the TwiFich00rs blog. Big thanks to them for their beautiful work.
Thanks to deb24601 for a gracious interview for MWS on Bookish Temptations. She blew up my avatar for this interview and it...well it works. Thanks so much deb.
If weird stories are your style, my story The Penitent is reviewed and can be rated by you the reader at the fabulous site twific.net The review is so well-written and judging from the comments my creative grammar is possibly a thing of much discussion, but...The Penitent gets high marks and I am deeply grateful.
At The Fictionators, Caren and Kassiah are running a very gracious review of Catwoman. Many thanks to them.
Also at The Fictionators, Kassiah has written another gracious review for Turkey Baster. Many thanks once again.
Thanks for your support. You guys really make this fun.
I want to thank you again for all of the very gracious reveiws you have taken the time to send. I read every single word and take them into my heart. I rarely write back. Times I have I think I embarrass myself for I am too passionate about things, too wordy. It's not a lack of interest in you at all. I respond by writing. Writing and writing. So thank you, dear, dear authors and readers.
I'm updating. I want to thank The Lemonade Stand for being so kind to me concerning these stories. Pawspeaches has written the most wonderful, humbling review of Finding My Thunder. Thanks to all who recommended that story for consideration in the Pic Five contest and voting so faithfully to allow it to place. I am truly thrilled. And then the review! (I'm framing it). It's on that fabulous site, so thanks so much all of you involved.
A huge thank you to Ro Nordman for the lovely banner for Finding My Thunder. This Ro! Thank you darling girl.
Then Bringing Bella Home same thing, allowing me to place by voting with this...determination! Thanks! And someone over there made a banner that is just amazing. Thank you so much. GENEROUS!
Thanks for all the reviews. I read every word or every review. I treasure these and take each to heart. You make me laugh so often, or when someone is reading through and I'm back on the journey with them thinking, Oh no, they're about to get to THAT chapter, or something. You make it so worthwhile.
Thank you also to the site The Fictionators. Caren and Kassiah and their kind words on several of these stories. You must visit their wonderful site to find out about this fanfic world and all the stars spinning in its sky. Such talent.
Hello. I just want to thank everyone for reading and reviewing and PMing. It's almost March 2013. I keep cranking out the writing. I try to write honest, spare myself nothing. Sometimes it comes from such a deep place, I get lost in it, in the voice coming out. I know its been difficult to read. I know it. Those who have stayed...it means something. Just thought you should know.
If you're reading...it means the world to me. It really does. Thanks for reading and giving me your unique insight into the stuff I write.
Thanks to the ladies at The Lemonade Stand for all the encouragement. Big thanks to Edmazing for being A-mazing. Thanks to jarkin33 for the wonderful banner for Hard Hearted. I am so appreciative.
Thanks to those of you who always review and I can count on it..and I do--a right word, spoken at the right time--treasure. I cry and repent at the altar of your kindnesses. Thanks to Sunflower Fran for keeping me on the straight and narrow and general wonderfulness. Rochelle Allison for gracing me with steady much-valued commentary. Thanks to Valxmurphy for throwing her brilliant mental lazers onto my efforts and blowing me up everytime. I love it. And again to the many wonderful folks who have pushed me forward as I've written myself into impossible corners, and up mountains, down rabbit holes, over rivers, through woods...and yes to Grandmother's (haunted) house. Thank you all!!! I am an introvert who forgets to be demonstrative. As usual, my writing is my thank you, but what it means for people to understand something I've, well, tacked together from a little bit of this and that (sarcastic understatement as I go about these stories with the intensity of a radical extremist)...well shucks it rocks, that's all.
The Twilight series belongs to Stephanie Meyer. The rest comes through my mental birth canal (as opposed to coming through the other place, or the OTHER place like a couple of my less enthused reviewers have insisted), and you can babysit your hearts out, but don't kidnap anything. (This is me being business minded).
10-7-13: Thanks to The Lemonade Stand for the Poll they conduct every week. It has brought me many readers and I really appreciate it. Thanks to Deb for such a kind review for Me and Mom Fall in Love With Edward on Bookish Temptations.
Thanks to everyone for everything--banners, reviews, encouragement, getting invested in these stories, all of it. I know that's a cop out, but I am really grateful to make a little ding in this fabulous fanfic world.
Love to you all!
Update 2-6-14: Thank you readers/reviewers. I have finished my latest story LHYTO and I'm just humbled by the response. That's it. You all are my motivators. Your insights and willingness to share those are my treasures. I have longed, longed to reach my audience, if such a thing existed, and through you all I've had that great privilege. Thank you, thank you.
Sunflower Fran, a woman I consider my mentor here in FF Land, has graciously started a Facebook page where readers can discuss my stories. This page is called Counselor's Corner. One might reach it, if so inclined, by searching for Sunflower Fran FanFiction. From Fran's page you can reach Counselor's Corner. Sunflower Fran started this page a few stories back, during the writing of Love Like a Hurricane. She is a great motivator and generous friend. So if you are interested in this on-going discussion, I wanted you to know. I have never been to this site as I just write. I am very touched to know such a place exists. So big thanks to Fran and all who participate.
Want to thank Debbie Wilson for making some beautiful banners for some of my stories. Thanks so much Debbie.
To all those who voted for LHYTO on Twificrecs I wish to say thank you. I am very grateful to have this honor.
Thank you so much to the ladies at The Lemonade Stand for such down-to-earth reviews of My Ex-con. I am so surprised to find these I am blown away. These ladies have been so encouraging to me, just generous and supportive from day one. Thank you to each one of you, Edmazing, Evilnat (Nat), Debbie Wilson, Lay Athomemom, and Billi Cullen.
Thanks to Patty Rosa for such a wonderful recommendation and review for my newest story Darnay Road on The International House of Fanfiction. This woman has been so supportive of me and she is a fantastic writer so that makes it even more exciting and touching. And thanks to Fallingsnow Winter for the beautiful banner.
My Ex-con can be voted on at the Twifanfictionrecs site for top ten stories completed in May through June 30th. Thanks to that site for providing the voting and thanks voters. Also a gracious thanks to readers, reviewers and pm'rs always. It takes time I know, especially when you're wanting to keep reading. Appreciate you all.
Thanks so very very much to The Lemonade Stand for hosting three wonderful reviews of Darnay Road. Layathomemom, tgb McCray, and Edmazing thank you so much for the reviews. I am grateful that this story is being noticed like this. Thank you with hot fudge sauce (which I just made, a stick of butter, a can of sweetened condensed milk and a cup of chocolate chips. A cube, a can and a cup). You are treasured readers and writers. Just so kind and generous to me. And Happy Birthday to Edmazing. Love and hugs, really.
Thanks to Jamie Arkins for such an extraordinary banner for Darnay Road. Thank you so much Jamie it's just great.
Thank-you so much Jedigirls for the Pinterest Board for Darnay Road. Many of the items mentioned in the story are on this board and it's amazing how accurate they are. I am blown away by such a creative effort. Go to Pinterest and type: / / www . pinterest . com / jedigirls / darnay-road /
Thanks to the girls, particularly Tink, on Robsessed for repeatedly mentioning my work. Much appreciated.
Big thanks to Jedigirlsc for taking the trouble to make vintage style book covers with a few of my story titles. They can be found at
: / / www. pinterest . com / jedigirls / counselor-stories /
Just finished Darnay Road this morning. I have basically been finishing a novel-length story every season of the year. When I set out to write Darnay, I wanted to give you a (hopefully) great summer read. My Ex-con was similarly planned to cover the long hard winter. He was hard and my Bella in Darnay was soft--in the beginning anyway. Yes she had to harden, and Ex-con had to soften. That's what I was after with those two.
I get so wrapped up in what I'm writing sometimes I forget to do an A/N. Well I forget that a lot, not that it's required, but usually at the ending of a long story-journey I at least say thank you. So thank you for reading, reviewing, messaging, discussing. Sometimes reviewers imply I might not be reading my reviews but let me go on record and say that is just not true at all. I read ever single review, etc. Every word of everyone. Readers are very important to me, even the one's who sound negative. I go way out of my way to let the writing stand or fall. I have been careful not work on making you like me. I don't want that to get in the way of hearing how you feel and think about the writing. No one I know realizes I do this. No one. I have no family or friends backing me or rushing to read. Most close to me don't even know that I write, and I've written for years. If they do know they have no idea it's a passion. I wanted to go in as nobody and let the writing stand or fall. See, that's what I'm doing.
As for the critics, I believe this. There are two kinds of criticisms--one is meant to make someone better--and one isn't. You reveal your heart more than you know by the type of criticism that you give.
So yes, I welcome the right kind of criticism. To those who so readily give out the wrong kind--learn to be gracious. It's ruining what you are trying to say that might really help an author if you'll deliver it kindly. And if you're just out to be mean that's a shame. Repent. You could be better. You're meant to be better.
Will I write another story? I could have sworn I wasn't going to write this many. I have planned to quit after each one, but I love this experience and the close connection to all of you. Okay. Thanks for reading and caring and letting me know about how the story touches you and letting me know your stories. Thanks so much.
And one more thing, if you enjoyed Darnay Road you truly must look at Jedigirlsc pintrest page for Darnay Road. She has 'pinned,' and beautifully so, this entire story. It's just fabulous work. She is amazingly insightful. And a queen at research.
I love you guys so very much.
Dear Hearts I am removing all but first chapters of Hard Hearted and Me and Mom Fall in Love with Edward in a week. So that means on 9-12-14. Thanks for reading
Big thank you to Sunflower Fran for putting together and posting my first FF interview on the FB page she developed and maintains for my work called Counselor's Corner. It was so much fun to receive these questions. Thanks for the experience Fran.
Thanks to Twifanficitonrecs and all who voted for Darnay Road placing first in the completed works for August. There's some really interesting stories in that list and some wonderful authors like Pattyrose, who have been very supportive of me so thank you very much. And thanks again to Jamie Arkin for the beautiful banner.
Thanks to Sunflower Fran for continuing to administrate Counselor's Corner on FB and her constant encouragement.
Thanks to Jedigirlsc for a new page you can reach as Counselor's stories BlogSpot. It's quite lovely and so many people have put so much work into the artistic aspect of these stories I am blown away. We are the mutual inspiration society. Wow.
Thank you to all for reading and reviewing.
Jedigirlsc has sent me an address for a very lovely blog she has put together for my work. You can reach this at counselorstories . blogspot . com
Thank you to Kathat for a wonderful review of Deep in the Heart of Me at Ms. Swan's Bookstore. Much appreciated my friend.
Shout out to Miss Tink at Robsessed for keeping DiTHoM afloat in her Friday Give-away section under her Fanfiction Recs.
I owe both of these splendid ladies a hearty thank you for bringing so many new readers. You are women of great influence!
Another dear is Sunflower Fran who has encouraged me for years and also heads Counselor's Corner on Facebook. Fran, you are an extraordinary person. Trust-worthy. A straight-shooter. You've helped me believe in my writing self.
Jedigirlsc has been amazing support. Kind and generous. She heads Counselorstories. blogspot and has created a Pinterest page for Darnay Road and Hard Hearted and the latest story Deep in the Heart of Me!
TGBMcCray for such a great Valentine's letter on The Lemonade Stand. Wow.
I should have Me and Mom Fall for Spencer (by Diane Munier) up at Amazon. My first publishing venture. Also available at Amazon is the now published Finding My Thunder. Darnay Road is coming April 18th, 2015. My web page is www.dianemunier.com, also on FB www.facebook.com/dianemunierauthor
I have also pulled all but the first chapters of My Wounded Soldier, My Ex-con, Bringing Bella Home, Love Like a Hurricane, Roar Like a Lion, and Look How You Turned Out. I wish to thank all who have read these stories and sent love. I send you love and thanks. All of this work is slowly going to be available on Amazon. I will let you know.
DitHoM is being pulled one day after completion.
Thanks for reading.
Also thanks to jmolly for general brillianceness. And Jedigirlsc...wow.
And I probably should have said this last night but I am not leaving the fandom. Leaving up The Penitent, Leaping, Turkey Baster, Catwoman and my latest WIP Deep In the Heart of Me. Does that look like I'm leaving? Much love to all of you. Much love always.
Thanks for your support Dearhearts. This is the link to my published story Me and Mom Fall for Spencer. I have gotten repeated requests over the years for published fiction and now I can actually say yes! And they are!
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Hello dear readers. Thank you for following these stories. Thanks for your tremendous support. I wanted to announce that I am taking Leaping down, all but the first chapter and publishing it on Amazon. It will be very affordable if anyone wants it as an ebook. Again I thank you for reading. Leaping was languishing here and I have given it a polish and want to launch it further into the world if I can. I think it is a worthy story with something valuable to say. Thank you for allowing its voice to camp here for so long and thank you for the love you have shown it.
I am on Kindle Scout for two more days and I am requesting your votes. KS is one of Amazon's publishing programs and your votes for Deep in the Heart of Me are part of what gets me considered for publication. I have posted the site in A/N's on my latest story Suit Girl, but the links are wonky.
So here is where you can vote. If it doesn't work, you can Google Deep in the Heart of Me on Kindle Scout and links will pop up to take you right ther. If the book is selected you will receive a free advanced copy. If not chosen, I will put it up on Amazon and you will receive notice of that. Thanks!
Hey it's been awhile! I am writing a new story on here entitled, Devotion. I can't stay long because I have to go uptown and get an amazing pork chop sandwich for lunch! And...the bucks go for a good cause. So before I do that, wanted to say hi. Thanks for reading. I am writing a deep story. It's so personal I don't know if I'll put the whole thing on here. Now that will worry some of you and I'll hear about it. I'll be accused of exploiting you or something, trying to force you to buy my work (if I continue the story in publication). But it is very possible I will do just that. I just don't know at this point. I don't know how deep I can go on here. It's not the site's problem, it's because so many of you love Edward and Bella and feel very possessive of them. You know how you want the story to go and some of you can be very persistent when I go off course. And if that starts to influence my feeling of freedom to write my truth in this story, I will wrap it up here. And I should. It's nobody's fault, it's just the way it should be if I start to depart from what's in my heart to write.
But either way, I will give you a good and satisfying story here. The story may become too much for me! It has already stirred things in me emotionally that I'd rather not touch. But that won't stop me from searching out the dark and scary caves in my soul. And, I may chicken out and lighten up. There. That's the truth in me for right now. This is what I go through when I write anything in fiction. Thanks for your encouragement. And to my haters...nah. Keep reading!
Now here we go.