Today we talk about When the Moon Goes Dim, a book by Diane Marie published with our publishing house Europe Books.
Europe Books had the pleasure of interviewing the author Diane Marie, to get to know her better, what prompted her to write her book When the Moon Goes Dim, as well as what she would like to hear from her readers.
Below you can find our interview. Take a seat and enjoy your reading!!!
- What prompted you to write your book?
I always wanted a career to help others. This book started out as a notebook of inspirational phrases that I wrote down throughout the years. I would randomly text family and friends, just to offer words of encouragement, hoping those positive words would help them face daily challenges. I thought about a career as a teacher, but that limited me to only helping children, but I needed to reach those responsible adults and parents. If I can reach the men and women, showing them how to get through life storms, empowering themselves holistically, then I would be helping the children as well. As a solution focused person, we must try to think positive, so we will not get loss in our own saturated thoughts. We need to be empowered to face the challenges on our journey’s. I wanted to find a way to encourage, help men and women on a much larger scale. Showing them how to keep their head up during life challenges, encouraging them to tap into their internal strength to help empower them to get through life storms. My mom taught me, that prayer and faith can give me that strength to get through my trials and tribulations. I wanted to share how I have empowered myself, strengthened my resilience and used my internal strength, as I continue to face those unexpected storms and be okay.
- What particularly significant experiences in your life find expression in your book?
The title of my book, “When the Moon Goes Dim”, which exemplifies my life journey’s; the experiences, wisdom, and knowledge, moral and values, which made me into the woman I am today. I learned from my mother, that prayer and faith is needed as you face life challenges and guidance to finding solutions when working through issues. One of the subjects I focused on in this book are losses: employment, relationships, love and in death. Loss is loss, and any loss can take you into darkness, I am hoping by sharing my own personal experiences and the wisdom gained throughout my life, will help others on how to accept their losses and move forward in life. Forgiveness was another emotional topic, I had to learn to forgive myself for my shortcomings and those who did me wrong. Forgiveness is another tool needed to empower yourself. We may have different lifestyles or raised differently, but what we do have in common, is that when that storm comes that makes us feel broken, a lone and scared, that we must know that we have the power not to succumb to its destruction. My solutions of prayer, faith and empowering my mental house, has not failed me yet. I embrace the opportunity to help others to empower themselves.
- What would you like to hear from your readers?
I appreciate all my readers, I hope when reading this book, that they become inspired, finding peace and clarity. How were they inspired from reading this book? I hope they are empowered; mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Does prayer and faith have any part in their life? As I was writing this book, it helped me to revisit some of my personal experiences, that caused unsettling feelings, which I begin questioning the reason behind those events. I have no regrets because I faced my experiences in a way that my mental house was not destroyed and left with strength, those experiences did not cause me to lose sight of myself. I want to hear from my readers, I want to know what made them choose this book, ‘When the Moon Goes Dim’? What were they looking to get from reading this book? When they read this book, what changes have they made in their life?
- What sensations did you feel by ‘reading’ your life on the pages of your book?
Reading my truth, my life experiences in a book, printed in black and white, to share with the world, still feels very surreal. When I started writing this book, “When the Moon Goes Dim”, I never imagined a publisher would take interest in my manuscript. Now the reality of my manuscript has been turned into a book. I am very excited, grateful, and empowered, to use this platform as an author, to teach others on how to strengthen themselves mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The one thing I am sure about is that each reader will learn something from this book. This book was written from the heart, there are so many journeys that people will experience, that can take them down the rabbit hole or in darkness, this book can help each person to find the strength to face those challenges and rise above those storms. I am hoping that each reader will learn about their internal strength and how to unlock the power within them, how to build their resilience and keep their mental house empowered.
- Are you planning to write more books?
Yes, my goal is to continue and bless the world with more of my writing. I am a very passionate writer; I can write about any topic, all ages, genre, female and male, and different cultures. I would love a career writing books. Sitting at my computer and using all my creativity to write manuscripts that are, fun, educational, professional, inspirational, fiction and non-fiction, would come naturally. Writing is not just a hobby, it is away to bring awareness, to teach, help and empower others. My faith is strong, I believe that in the upcoming new year, 2023, is going to be my year to introduce more of my writing to the world. I have a catalogue of manuscripts prepared to be published. When those doors open for me to have a career as a full-time author, I will embrace that opportunity. I am ready!
Europe Books thanks the author Diane Marie once again for taking the time and answering our questions. We are really pleased to have walked alongside her on the editorial path that led to the publication of her book When the Moon Goes Dim. We wish her the best of luck for her future works.
To you, my dear reader, I wish this book will let you feel inspired, will allow you to find peace and clarity, will empower you, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, as the author wishes too!
So, my dear reader, all I have to say is to enjoy this very powerful reading!