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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Warren County Days Goes To Print

I just approved the last correction to the new book so it can now go to print. Yes! So it shouldn't be very long now until we can have it in hand: Warren County Days - Short Stories of Opal Pratt.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Diane's Author Interview


What Would Elvis Think?
Mississippi Stories

Diane Thomas-Plunk
“Decisions”

Who is your favorite author and why?
I don’t have a single favorite author. I like short story writers Ellen Gilchrist and Alice Munro. Of course, Truman Capote and Harper Lee. I also enjoy John Grisham and Dean Koontz. I love variety.
Why do you write?
I write because I must. I always have — since my first short story in third grade – Tanya & Lanya, the jungle girls. Really. I’ve written in a multitude of forms throughout my life. It’s who I am.
What is the story behind your story in the book?
I wanted to write something current, and I was horrified by Afghan trainees turning their weapons on their American military instructors. Terrible for a young pregnant wife turned widow to endure. But what if another crisis was layered on top of that? That’s when you have Decisions.



Monday, April 15, 2019

Imitation of Life


It was a thought that resembled an action.
A whisper that seemed like spoken word.
A reaction that imitated emotion.
A habit that looked like a bond.
It was a charade that vaguely resembled my life.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Warren County & More

While I'm waiting for galleys on Warren County Days to come in for my read, I'm industriously working on my THIRD -- yes, third -- book, Mothers & Daughters. This collection will be about -- you guessed it -- mothers and daughters throughout the years. The one I completed this weekend is called The Family Pratt where, for the first time, you'll get Momma Pratt's back story. You'll just have to wait until next year.
Happy Monday!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Going to Vicksburg

I'm headed to Opal country -- Vicksburg, MS -- on Sunday, March 18, to visit with a book club about Opal, my collection of related short stories. If you're in the area, come on over. The Opal discussion will take place this Sunday, 5:30 p.m., at Cottonwood Public House, 1311 Washington St. in Vicksburg. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. Lorelei Books, of Vicksburg, arranged the event.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Opal Sequel Is On The Way

The Opal sequel is on the way. Warren County Days is in proofreading, design, and all that other blah-blah. The book should be out in a couple of months. Stay tuned. If you haven't read Opal, this is a good time to order it from amazon.com and get to know the characters. You'll love Opal Pratt.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Imitation of Life

It was a thought that resembled an action.
A whisper that seemed like spoken word.
A reaction that imitated emotion.
A habit that looked like a bond.
It was a charade that vaguely resembled my life.