DiAnn Mills: Expect an Adventure
Of all those genres, however, DiAnn finds the historical novels easiest to write. “Historical novels involve a slower pace. Although the facts about the people and the setting are sometimes hard to find, history is unchanging. A contemporary story involves the latest technology, world happenings, politics, and a complex world that changes moment-by-moment.”
DiAnn’s latest historical novel is The Fire in Ember (Zondervan), set in Colorado in the late 1880s. Ember Farrer runs away from her outlaw family only to find herself strung up as a horse thief. Rescued from the noose by Deputy Marshal and rancher John Timmons, Ember is fearful of revealing her true identity to the man who believes her to be a young boy.
“Ember dreamed of a life free of physical and mental pain,” DiAnn says. “She found the courage to escape her family’s abuse, but running didn’t release the shackles that kept her chained to her past. Ember had to reach deep inside for the faith and courage to face her problems and be rid of her fears forever.”—Rel Mollet