Thursday, October 17, 2013

Interview with Dianne Harmon

EKKO Mysteries has long admired hard working authors, which is why we started the EKKO Mysteries Author Spotlight Series, focusing on emerging authors and their stories.

This week we interviewed

Dianne Harmon

author of Blue Coyote Motel.

What’s the title of your book? 

I have published three, but let's go with my newest one, Coyote in Provence.

Where did the idea come from?

My first book was Blue Coyote Motel. So many people wanted to know what happened to Maria after she left for Provence
Then I had to write the sequel.

What genre do your books fall under?

Blue Coyote Motel was more of a psychological thriller dealing with drugs that could stop people from aging and combat depression. Coyote in Provence is more of a cozy mystery, full of romance, art theft, food, and wine.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?

I'd like to see Penelope Cruz as Maria. As for Jordan, hmmmm

How would you describe your book in one sentence?

Maria and Jordan share a love of food as they try to find out who stole the California Impressionist paintings 
and who are the little Afghan girls in the barn at the suspect's family home in Provence?  

Self-published, published, or represented by an agency? 

I am self-published.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 

A couple of weeks.

What books would you compare  

Blue Coyote Motel  


I can't really say because the books is predicated and still involved with an anti-aging serum. I'm not familiar with any that are comparable.

What was your inspiration for this book? 

Blue Coyote Motel was the genesis for Coyote in Provence, came about at a hotel in Palm Springs, California. It was 106 degrees out and the air conditioner was silent. I turned to my husband and said, "Wouldn't it be interesting if someone put a 'feel-good' drug in the air conditioner and all of people's problems went away?" He looked at me and said, "There's your book." And so it was.

What might pique the reader’s interest? 

If someone likes art, romance, Provence, food or wine, this is your book!

Kudos to Dianne Harmon!

Discover more about Blue Coyote Motel at the following places:

Coyote Motel 
Tea Party Teddy
Coyote in Provence 

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