Denise Weimer: Let’s Chat!

Welcome, everyone!

Denise WeimerDenise Weimer joins our circle today. This author writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense set in her home state of Georgia. She’s authored over ten novels and a number of novellas. As a managing editor for the historical imprints of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, she also helps others reach their publishing dreams.

Denise is offering Fall Flip, The Witness Tree, Spring Splash, or Traces in ebook format to someone who joins our chat circle below. You can find her and her books on Amazon at https://amzn.to/38CAo3w.

Now, here’s our honored guest, Denise Weimer.

A Historical Author and Editor Writing Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense? Why, yes!

It stands to reason that a girl who grew up steeped in Gone With the Wind, Eugenia Price, and Civil War living history and vintage dance would write historical romance. And for many years, that’s what I did. I had a number of historical novellas and novels published before my agent told me that contemporary romance was often easier to place with publishers. So … I wrote several contemporary stories, all set in my home state of Georgia.

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all Flip
was the first off the press in September 2019, gleaning reviews as warm and fuzzy as its Hallmarky/HGTV vibe. I’m hopeful its readers are eager for Spring Splash, releasing this month along with Traces. But some may wonder … why an athletic romance? And Traces, a romantic suspense techno-thriller? Boy, Denise has really gone off the deep end with these.

Allow me to explain.

Spring Splash

romantic suspense
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pring Splash
combines two great loves of mine. For almost fifteen years, writing and being a swim mom ran on courses that appeared would never intersect. My two daughters, Emily and Abigail, started their athletic journeys at ages six and four, respectively. The sport played a huge part in molding them into the confident and compassionate individuals they are today.

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hen my older daughter first participated in high school meets, a special competition hosted during intermission captured my attention. The coaches of a local organization named Extra Special People (ESP – extraspecialpeople.com) fielded two relay teams. ESP is a non-profit in the Athens, Georgia area that serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families. The crowds went wild as those enthusiastic athletes stroked through the water, and the inspiration for Spring Splash was born—even though I didn’t realize it for about five more years. As I became aware my time in the stands was winding down, the idea came back to me.

And Traces?

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s a writer, I look for the unique and the little-known—but the truthful or realistic—to inspire settings and plots. The idea for Traces began with a reality TV show that ran only one season in the U.S. (2017), but it captured my attention because I recognized many of the filming locations here in Georgia. The U.S. version of Hunted was an offshoot of the original, ongoing British version. In both shows, contestants seek to evade skilled investigators for a set amount of time in a set area in order to win a cash prize.

The second piece of Traces was The Eye, technology that may seem futuristic but for all intents and purposes already exists. Constant Hawk was developed in the early 2000s at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) system weighed around 1500 pounds and was flown on manned aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The technology from Constant Hawk has continued to evolve. Brazilian officials mounted four Simera cameras on weather balloons and small blimps to surveille the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Thirteen full-motion cameras capable of zoom captured real-time footage with sixty times the resolution of high definition at three frames per second.

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rom these examples of existing WAMI systems, it’s not hard to picture one being installed on a skyscraper. That type of surveillance makes some feel secure, but for others, it would represent a total loss of freedom. A perfect and unique setting for a suspense novel.

So will you genre hop with me? I hope you’ll find it worth the adventure. Bring along your happy-tears tissues for Spring Splash and your chamomile tea for after you read Traces.

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Lord, please bless each word Denise Weimer writes for You.
For Jesus’ sake

37 thoughts on “Denise Weimer: Let’s Chat!

  1. HI Linda Brooks Davis
    My name is Julia Lopez I am the youngest daughter of the late Rafeal & Maria Lopez .
    You might remember me and you might not but I remember your dad and mom. My dad and my family worked for your dad many years in Raymondville,Tx. Hope to read one of your books soon 😉

     
     
    1. Oh, my. Yes. How could I forget your family? You were a huge part of my growing-up years. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I hope you get to read my books. They’re all on Amazon. Just search for Linda Brooks Davis. There are links to them on my website too.

      And I’m sure you would enjoy Denise’s books. Your name is in the hat for one of hers. Maybe you’ll win!

       
       
  2. Alison Boss

    Thank you for sharing your writing journey, Denise! Historical Christian fiction is my favorite genre to read, and then mystery/suspense, so I’m sure I would enjoy reading many of your books! “Traces” sounds really intriguing…very edge-of-your seat action, which I so enjoy. It was nice getting to know more about you. Thank you for the chance to win one of your books! 🙂

     
     
    1. Welcome, Alison. I love seeing your name in Comments. 🙂 You’re always so encouraging. Thank you and come back.

       
       
  3. Wendy Koonce

    Thanks!

     
     
  4. Alicia Haney

    Your books sound intriguing and like very good page turners! Thank you for sharing about your awesome sounding books. I will be adding them to my TBR list. Have a Great week, stay safe and God Bless you and your family.

     
     
    1. Hi, Alicia. It’s always great to welcome you. You’re a faithful follower. I hope you get to read Denise’s books. She’s a great author. Look forward to welcoming you again.

       
       
    2. Denise Weimer

      Thanks so much, Alicia! Good luck in the drawing.

       
       
  5. Paty Hinojosa

    Wow! Denise Weimer is a new author to me and I definitely want to try her out! Her stories sound so compelling and relatable! And I love the covers! Great to know more about you Denise! Love to hear the insight behind writing from authors! Stay safe and well these days! Blessings and prayers!

     
     
    1. Hi, Paty. Great to welcome you back to the circle. I’m glad you’ve had a chance to meet Denise and hope you can read her books. You name’s in the hat. 🙂

       
       
    2. Denise Weimer

      Thank you, Paty! So happy to hear that you found the books intriguing. I was happy with the covers as well. Cover design is such a fun process! ☺️

       
       
  6. Suzanne Sellner

    I’m just becoming familiar with Denise Weimer and her books and look forward to reading them. I, too, have lived in Georgia and love reading about places where I’ve lived.

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      Nice to “meet,” Suzanne!!

       
       
    2. Welcome back to our circle, Suzanne. Thank you for your encouraging comments. Your name’s in the hat for one of Denise’s books 🙂

       
       
  7. Jean

    I follow Denise on social media already. She is still a new author for me but her books are on my huge TPR list. 😉
    I love suspenseful stories!

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      Jean, I hope you get to read and enjoy them soon. ☺️

       
       
    2. Welcome to our circle, Jean. I hope your TBR list will be reduced by at least one of Denise’s. Your name’s in the hat. 🙂

       
       
  8. Rose Blackard

    These books sound awesome. I love to read about actual places in books

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      Rose, that’s great! The Witness Tree is set in NW GA, Fall Flip in Augusta, Spring Splash in Athens, and Traces in Atlanta. ❤️

       
       
    2. Welcome, faithful follower Rose! Thanks for visiting with Denise. Your name’s in the hat for one of her books 🙂

       
       
  9. The witness tree sounds intriguing. I lived in GA for 7 years and visit often. I’d probably recognize scenes. That would make the books more personal.

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      Teresa, I bet you would. It’s set in NW GA at the Chief Vann House.

       
       
    2. Hi, Teresa. So glad you joined us. I know you encouraged Denise. Sign up for the blog, and you’ll meet a slew of authors 🙂

       
       
  10. Joan Arning

    I already follow Denise on Facebook and Bookbub and get her newsletter!

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      I appreciate staying connected!

       
       
    2. Wow. I know Denise appreciates your following her. We’re tickled to have you in our circle. Sign up for this blog, and you’ll meet a bunch of authors. God bless.

       
       
  11. Melinda Grace

    I love to read stories that take place in areas I know! Thanks for posting the link to this site and Denise’s site. I’ll take a closer look at both tomorrow!

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      Thanks for stopping by, Melinda.

       
       
  12. Lisa

    Can’t wait to check out these books.

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      Thanks, Lisa! Good luck.

       
       
    2. Hi, Lisa. Great to have you in our circle. Your name’s in the hat for the drawing. 🙂 Sign up for this blog on Linda-Brooks-Davis.com Home page, and you’ll have the chance to interact with a slew of authors.

       
       
  13. Tabitha Mccullers

    I would love to read all these books!!
    How did I not know you were an author.

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      Hey, Tabitha! Glad you found out. ☺️

       
       
    2. Welcome, Tabitha. So glad you joined us. I hope you’ll sign up for this blog where you can interact with many authors. I hope you get to read Denise’s books.

       
       
  14. Wendy

    I absolutely loved Fall Flip! I’m reading The Witness Tree now. I plan to own all of Denise’s wonderful books. She’s a fantastic author but even more a fabulous friend! I wish you many successes, dear friend!
    Wendy

     
     
    1. Denise Weimer

      Thank you so much, Wendy! You’re a sweetie.

       
       
    2. Welcome, Wendy. You sound like the best kind of friend. I hope you’ll join our circle again—better yet, sign up on the Home page 🙂

       
       

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Dianne J Wilson: Let’s Chat!

Welcome, everyone

Dianne J WilsonDianne J Wilson joins our circle today. This author writes across genres including YA Fantasy and Romantic Suspense.

Weaving Invisible into words, Dianne explores with equal dashes of breathless adventure and tongue-in-cheek humor. All is soaked in God’s Grace. 

Dianne lives in East London, a South African coastal town, with her hubby and three daughters who all take turns at being home. She writes in stolen moments, usually in the back seat of her tiny car. Her love-language is tea and taking long drives to listen to new songs with her girls. When she’s not stuck in her car writing, you can find her feeding the hungry people in her house who gaze at her expectantly around mealtimes. 

Dianne is offering an ebook copy of her novel, The Cake List , to someone who comments below.

Now, here’s Dianne:

A Bonsai, a Broken Fish, and a Big-O Birthday

Dianne Wilson

Hello from sunny South Africa!

Thank you Linda, for having me on your blog today.

So what do a bonsai, a broken goldfish and a Big-O birthday have in common? They all feature in my latest book that released at the end of January.

The Cake List is a light-hearted novel that touches on the things that make us so unique as women. The tagline for the List Book series is Order, Chaos, And The Grace In Between. How often do we feel like we have to ‘get our act together’ before presenting ourselves to God? How often does it feel like we’ll simply never be good enough?

That’s the beauty of the Gospel—He loves us before.

  • Before we’re all cleaned up.
  • Before we’ve got our lives on track.
  • Before we love Him.

He knows us and loves us inside out, top to bottom and back again.

And that, dear friend, is my hope for you while reading The Cake List. That you discover just how deep and wide His love for you runs!

The Cake List

  • Do Something Brave.
  • Do Something Selfless.
  • Do Something Kind.
  • Break a Never.
  • Stop an Always.
  • Figure out God.

Excerpt from The Cake List:

Some people write a bucket list, you know… things they want to do and tick off before they die. Honestly? Dying doesn’t seem half as scary as the big-O birthday that’s hunting me down. So I’ve made my own list. Things I want to do and tick off before I eat that birthday cake. So far, it’s not going too well.

The Cake List Story Blurb:

Fresh from a spectacular break-up and faced with a looming big-O birthday, Meg throws her cautious nature aside and signs up for dance classes. Little does she know, Ballroom will stretch more than just her muscles.

Between the charming dance instructor and his secrets, her grumpy neighbour and a fish that can’t swim straight, Meg’s list seems doomed from the start.

Heart-felt and funny, Meg’s list-crossing quest takes her so far out of her comfort zone, she may never find her way back.

How to Reach Dianne J Wilson and Her Books:

The Cake List Kindle version is available now, or you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited. The paperback will be available soon.

There’s a free devotional booklet, “Messy Life”, waiting for you on my website.

Other Books by Dianne J Wilson:

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Lord, please bless each word Dianne writes for You.

6 thoughts on “Dianne J Wilson: Let’s Chat!

  1. Denise

    Hi Dianne, From Port Elizabeth. I loved your book Shackles. And Cake List sounds just as interesting.

     
     
    1. So you hail from South Africa also? Welcome! We appreciate your joining the conversation. Please come back. 🙂

       
       
    2. Dear Denise, I’m so glad you loved Shackles!! The Cake List is different, but I had so much fun writing it. It was a so lovely not to have a suspense-type bad guy, and be able to write light-hearted and funny for a change.

       
       
  2. I love your descriptors of order, chaos, and the grace between. Life is so much like that! How people manage without God’s great gift of grace for the messes, I do not know. Your book sounds like a perfect gift for Seekers, and I hope to read it soon.

     
     
    1. Joan, I couldn’t agree more! I feel like I spend my life trying to create order, but it eludes me as real life gets involved. But that messy place in between the two is so often where we get to see Him working on our behalf. Wouldn’t want to do any of it without Him! PS – I do think Seekers would appreciate Cake List.

       
       
    2. Welcome to our circle, Joan. You’ve encouraged us. Thank you.

       
       

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