Diana Iannarone interview by David Alan Binder

Post date: Jan 20, 2016 2:25:06 PM

Author Diana Iannarone interview by David Alan Binder

Diana Iannarone with Redthorn Solutions, LLC is the author of Me and My Shadow Move from Fear and Control to Love and Freedom

In her own words:

My book [Me and My Shadow Move from Fear and Control to Love and Freedom] can help anyone that is discontent in their lives. The pages lead people to evaluate their beliefs systems; how they came to be and if they [the belief systems] truly serve them. Many times harmful beliefs lead people to a life of pain and suffering, denying themselves and serving others to their detriment. My book awakens the spirit of people to see themselves more clearly, perhaps for the first time, and then empowers them to live life on their terms.

Question number 14 has an interesting answer. She chose to put her answers in red, I only bolded them to ensure they stand out and are more readable.

Her business webpage is: www.redthornsolutions.com

Her YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/Diana-on-You-Tube

Her main blog is: www.dianaiannarone.com

Link to Purchase Me and My Shadow Move from Fear and Control to Love and Freedom.


Linked in: http://tinyurl.com/Diana-on-Linked-In

She has two FB pages, although she says “I don’t do a great deal of promotion on them, but I am considering changing that”:



1. How do you pronounce your name?

Just as it sounds, beginning with a long I and ending in a long e.

2. Where are you currently living?

Wading River, NY. It is on Long Island.

3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I have always written, but as a girl it was poetry. At about the age of ten, I thought I was supposed to write something about the meaning of life! LOL…pretty big thought at ten I guess. I had been writing renditions of “the book” for close to twenty years…until it all came together and I wrote it in one year.

4. How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Good question! This one nearly half my life!

5. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

I am not writing another book presently. When I was, I took a year off and did the writing full time. Of course some days you have the magic and the flow, and some days you do not. You can’t force the moments. You just have to trust things will come to completion when ready.

6. What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

I can use more words than necessary and not enough metaphor or visuals…but there were some great moments with my editor that really moved the mark to an outcome that I love.

7. Did you self publish or have a publisher?

I self-published through Amazon (Create Space). I don’t regret that decision.

8. How do you feel about eBooks vs. print books and alternative vs. conventional publishing?

I am kinesthetic. I like to touch the pages, write in the books I read. I only offered kindle to satisfy what others told me was of value. I prefer the experience of literally sitting with a story tangibly in my hands.

9. What process did you go through to get your book published?

Various gyrations of looking for publishers…speaking with some authors, but then simply decided to self-publish so there would not be deep third party involvement.

10. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

From my own life experiences.

11. When did you write your first book and how old were you?

My only book was completed in March 2013 days before my 52nd birthday.

12. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I love being in nature and capturing the moments on camera.

13. What does your family think of your writing?

They are grateful that my story is in print and can change the lives of many. The came through all of it with me, so are grateful that my pain turned into something worthwhile for others. The process of writing was also healing and releasing for me.

14. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That choosing font is a big deal!

15. How many books have you written? 1 - one

16. Do you have any suggestions to help others become a better writer?

I don’t so much consider myself a good writer as much as a good teacher, guide. I believe I have a direct approach that people can relate to and feel. My words I believe can at times hit them hard, and in doing so move them off center to change. I also make a living coaching people into the life they want.

17. Do you hear from your readers much?

Actually yes, and I need to get better at gathering that feedback with permission to spread that word.

What kinds of things do they say?

I get a lot of people telling me that they feel the book changed their life, in some cases saved their life and they are extremely grateful and get very personal about their life stories. It is a beautiful experience for me as it is the fruition of my dream.

18. Who is your main audience for your books?

People looking to live more freely than they do. Live their life more on their terms, and the largest audience is people trying to break free from sociopathic/abusive relationships.

19. What do you think makes a good story?

Truth and lesson. I believe a book that ignites wisdom changes lives. And I believe the reader draws it from their own interpretation as they read the words and relate them to themselves.

20. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Write, coach and be with horses/animals. I arrived.

21. How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

The book will explain that clearly J

22. Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?

It was necessary for me to get the message out to help people break free from patterned, harmful behaviors, instilled since childhood that were not serving them.

23. What do you think most characterizes your writing?


24. What inspires you?

Truth and transformation of others. Awakening everyone’s warrior spirit to live freely.

25. How did you get to be where you are in your life today?

Perseverance and willingness to see the lessons.

26. Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work

Neale Donald Walsch, Don Miguel Ruiz, by far.

27. What are some day jobs that you have held?

I was an executive with a Fortune 100 company. The journey there was highly influential in my learning about human behaviors and how they impact our actions. Coupling this experience with my personal life experiences and that is how I became a coach/advocate leading people to the life they want.

28. What makes your book stand out from the crowd?

People tell me it is what was missing. It is approached from a different perspective and helps people see themselves, and the adjustments to their thinking that can empower them to have the life and love they want.

29. What are some ways in which you promote your work?

I don’t do a lot of promotion. My videos probably bring the most people to me. I have clients all over the world.

30. What do you like to read in your free time?

This has been a challenge. I have read so much, always self-help, that many of the messages don’t keep me engaged anymore. I find books that can combine spirituality and wisdom keep my interest more than any other. I don’t read novels. Never have.

31. What projects are you working on at the present?

Just continuing to build my business.

32. If you had one thing you could do over (concerning writing, publishing, etc.), what would it be and why?

I have questioned if I chose the right title, cover, and description. My reason for questioning is the book can help anyone but has specific value for people in sociopathic/narcissistic type relationships. I feared if I targeted them I would miss the broader audience that can benefit. So I am not sure if I landed in the right place, but in the end, I believe everything happens perfectly.

33. What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has?

How can I help you get this book in the hands of every person in the world? If this book could get in the hands of young adults, there would be so much less suffering in personal relationships. By the time people find my book, they are generally way into their suffering, and although I believe it frees them, they have suffered far too long.


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