Pay It Forward – Author Diane Munier

22 Jun

Happy Friday everyone and a warm welcome to my blog!

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I joined a wonderful book club called Rave Reviews Book Club (RBBC). The RRBC is a virtual book club made up of many authors and readers. One of the club’s main objectives is to Profile, Promote and Propel their members. They do this many different ways and Pay It Forward day is one of those ways. So instead of doing my usual Haiku Friday post today I’m paying it forward.

What is Pay It Forward day?

On this day, members agree to give up ALL self-promotion and instead, promote one fellow member/author on their blog and social media forums. It is agreed that the MAJORITY of promotional tweets, Facebook shares and blog posts, etc., will be for the member/authors who has been assigned to the “promoting” member.

My assigned author for Pay It Forward is Diane Munier. As a new member of the Raves Review Book Club I’m just getting to know Diane and the other members of the club. I spent a good while looking through her blog and social media platforms yesterday and I liked what I saw. So here it goes.

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“There is no greater honor than to hear someone’s story. If you feel that way about the tales I tell, I would love to hear from you to keep you informed about upcoming work. Thanks for reading!”

~ Diane Munier

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“I write love!”

~ Diane Munier

Diane Munier broke into writing as a feature writer for a local newspaper. She spent the majority of her working life as a marriage and family counselor. These pursuits have done much to fuel her imagination and her passion/obsession for writing fiction. She grew up in a four-family-flat in the city of St. Louis but has lived rurally for most of her adult life with her husband on their beloved flat land in a small, fascinating farming community. This locale and a large, active family fuel her writing.

Diane Munier has written many books and you can see all her available work on her Amazon Profile Page.

Her latest novel, Running With Monkeys is now available on Amazon.

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1946. The boys are home from the war. Jules is looking for a way into polite society, but it seems like the moogs that didn’t go overseas have moved so far ahead he’ll never catch up. His luck seems to change when he goes to the movies with his buddies Bobby and Audie, the other two monkeys. They had marched across Europe together, and now they were picking up dames, drinking too much, and generally letting off steam, which translates into trouble. Jules meets Isbe at the movies. Close dancing in a smoky club leads to love. The same night, Jules hooks up with the Irish mob. Love is thawing his hard heart, the one needed for survival in his new and violent world. Isbe vows to stand by, but Jules likes it on the edge. That’s a good thing, because Isbe’s father is chief of police and it’s a tangled gray web he’s soon caught up in.

Review Excerpts:

~ Few people can tell a story like Diane. The way she describes people, places, dialogue, and events, is nothing short of transcendent.
~ Diane Munier is one of the most gifted writers I have ever encountered. Her first-person narratives are fascinating…
~ This author’s writing is so very rich. Lots of details that really demonstrate a level of research that is often not present in love stories.
~ Again I am mesmerized by this author and another awesome story. Great twists and turns…

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In her words . . .

Living comfortably in the heart of America with the people I love. I live an extroverted life, but I’m a genuine introvert. An urban kid, I spent much of my youth running in various neighborhood establishments. There I met many colorful characters and I learned to love them and be fascinated by them. My love of story comes from them. I learned to sit on a bar stool or a kitchen chair or in a pew and hear story. Hear the voices telling story. See the mouths move and the hands clutching glasses or cigarettes. See and hear the laughter. There is no greater honor than to hear someone’s story. If you feel that way about the tales I tell…what more could I ask.

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Be sure to check Diane’s blog, Diane Munier Author


Connect with her on Social Media





I hope you enjoyed this Author Spotlight. I will be back next week Friday with Haiku Friday! Have a great weekend!




60 Responses to “Pay It Forward – Author Diane Munier”

  1. robbiesinspiration June 23, 2017 at 1:02 am #

    A lovely author spotlight of Diane, Vashti. I is lovely to meet her and learn about her books.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. D.l. Finn (@dlfinnauthor) June 23, 2017 at 2:05 am #

    Great post, Vashti! I enjoyed getting to know Diane more:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

      Hello! That’s wonderful––it’s what it’s all about. Thank you!


  3. Marje @ Kyrosmagica June 23, 2017 at 2:45 am #

    Sounds like I need to join in this club once I’m published. Love the idea of paying it forward and helping fellow authors. Nice spotlight of Diane, and thanks for sharing to Authors Bloggers Rainbow Support Club on Facebook Vashti. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

      Hi Marje! Yes, I definitely recommend you join. It’s like a big, lovely family of authors and readers. I feel as you do, as indie authors we definitely need to stick together and help each other and I too enjoy doing it. It’s always a pleasure to share with my buds at Authors Bloggers Rainbow Support Club! Why don’t you create a hashtag for the club? 😉 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Terrific spotlight Vashti… xx

    Liked by 1 person

  5. allan hudson June 23, 2017 at 5:48 am #

    Paying it forward always helps. It’s been the main makeup of my blog for the last 4 years with featuring many of my fellow authors. Good work Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

      Hello Allan! Yes, I agree you’re definitely a pioneer in ‘paying it forward’. I remember when I began blogging you were one of the first to feature me and one of my short stories on your blog. Thank you for that and for your wonderful support for the writing community. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Natalie Ducey June 23, 2017 at 9:21 am #

    Wonderful to learn more about you and your work, Diane!
    A lovely post, Vashti. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

      I’m happy you like it Natalie! 😀 Thank you, it’s my pleasure.


  7. Diane Munier June 23, 2017 at 9:47 am #

    Hey I know that author! Thanks so muck Vashti. My this generosity come back to you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

      Ha, ha! It’s you! I’m happy to do it, Diane. You have an impressive amount of novels written. I hope to be just like you one day. I’m glad you liked the post. Thank you. 😀


  8. coldhandboyack June 23, 2017 at 9:54 am #

    Wonderful post. I assume this means you’re being spotlighted somewhere today too. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. olganm June 23, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    Good luck with the new group, Vashti and thanks introducing us to Diane. Happy Friday!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

      Hello Olga! You’re very welcome and thank you. You have a great day and weekend! ❤ xx


  10. D.E.Howard June 23, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    Great post – hope you both have a fab PIF day 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks so much for stopping by and you have a great PIF day and weekend too! 😀


  11. Michelle Abbott (@MichelleAbbott4) June 23, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    Fantastic post, Vashti! I adore the cover of Running with Monkeys.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

      Me too Michelle! Thank you very much! 🙂


  12. jinlobify June 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Good to know you, Diane, and good to see that you are a prolific writer. You have come to the right club. Now all you have to do is read as much as you want to be read! 😀 That’s #RRBC motto. Thank you, Vashti for giving her a great “PIF” day. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

      Hello! You’re welcome. I enjoyed doing it. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. 😀


  13. Author, Patricia S Green June 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    Good afternoon, Vashti! Welcome to the wonderful world of #RRBC and #RRBCPIF! A very nice introduction of Diane Munier to all of us.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

      Hello Patricia! Good afternoon and thank you very much. So far becoming a member of the RRBC has been a wonderful experience. I’m very happy I joined. It’s nice to meet you. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  14. ~Mar June 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

    A fantastic tribute, Vashti!! Thanks for paying it forward!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 23, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

      Thank you Marlena! And you’re very welcome. Also thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  15. kimwrtr June 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on Kim's Author Support Blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. kimwrtr June 23, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

    Wonderful spotlight, Vashti! I look forward to reading Diane’s books. “Running With Monkeys” sounds great. My dad was in the military just after the war ended, so I can see him in the words. He used to tell us stories about his youth. He moved around a lot and said he got in gang fights, that is, him against the gang. I wish I’d wrote some of his stories down. He had some fantastic ones.

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    • Vashti Q June 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

      Hi kim! That is a catchy title. Diane’s books are intriguing. I can relate to what you said about your dad. My dad told me stories about growing up with nine siblings that were both funny and fascinating. A tsunami wiped out his home town when he was a little boy and he and family barely made it out. How he met my mom was also an interesting story. Definitely would have made a great book. I regret not recording his stories. Thank you! 😀 xx


  17. Gwen Plano June 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

    Great post, Vashti. I’m happy to meet both you and Diane. How lovely! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 24, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

      Hi Gwen! It’s lovely to meet you too. Thank you! 😀


  18. marymichaelschmidt June 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

    Awesome post!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Shirley Harris-Slaughter June 23, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

    Congratulations Diane on being selected for Pay It Forward Day! I enjoyed getting to know a little about you and your works. Vashti, thank you for hosting today and always being so supportive.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

      Hello Shirley! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I’m happy to participate and help out whenever I can. Thank you very much. 😀 xx


  20. beemweeks June 23, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

    Hi, Vashti. Thanks for introducing Diane to the membership. Best wishes to you both.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

      Thank you! I enjoyed taking part in ‘Pay It Forward’ and I’m happy to be a member of the RRBC. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Wendy Scott June 24, 2017 at 12:09 am #

    Hi Diane, going by those reviews have you applied for RWISA?
    Thanks for paying it forward Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

      Hi Wendy! No I haven’t applied for RWISA. I’m not sure what that is. I’ll look it up at the RRBC blog and check it out. You’re very welcome!


  22. Amanda Fairchild June 24, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    Hi Vashti! Just discovered you on Twitter and here. I love your theme! xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

      Hi Amanda! Thank you for stopping by. I’m a member of the Rave Reviews Book Club and they have events like ‘Pay It Foward’ among others to help authors grow their brand and succeed. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  23. dgkaye June 25, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

    Wonderful feature Vashti. It was nice to learn about Diane and her books. I’m going to check out her books on Amazon. 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  24. lizziechantree June 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    A great post about Diane. It’s wonderful to learn more about her history and writing. Thanks for sharing Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

      Hi Lizzie! Thank you for stopping by. It was a pleasure doing the spotlight. I’m glad you and enjoyed it. 😀



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