Diana Muñoz Stewart's Band of Sisters series features the Parish Family–female vigilantes waging a covert war for social justice, taking on dangerous missions, global intrigue, dark secrets, and hot (often problematic) lovers.
Take some time to get to know the author behind this band of sisters who play for keeps!
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Oh yeah. All the time. Numbers are always something that have a hidden meaning. It might be an anniversary or a number that is the favorite of mine or one of my kids. I also hide things that are nods to a person or work that is significant to me. In my first Band of Sister’s novel, Justice is reading a book of Sufi poetry while sitting at a hotel in Jordan. It’s part of her cover, but no accident that one of my most cherished books of poetry is by Hafiz, an ancient Sufi mystic. Sometimes it’s my own personality quirk that I bestow onto a character and then joke with myself about. In I Am Grace, the second in the BOS series, the main character, like me, doesn’t eat chocolate. A fact she is careful to keep from her, “Gun-toting, vigilante sisters.” Because, “Who needs that argument?”
Continuing this inside joke, in book three, I Am Honor, the main female character is a chocolatier. And now that you know my relationship with chocolate, I bet you’ll be able to find a couple hidden jokes. Strangely enough, while writing I Am Honor I really found myself wanting chocolate. Sadly, it’s not that I don’t like chocolate, it’s that chocolate doesn’t like me.
Do you like traveling or do you prefer staying indoors?
Love to travel. Internationally and domestically. I have a teardrop trailer that my husband and I hitch to our Jeep. We hike and go camping all summer.
Would You Rather...
(*Choices noted in Purple)
OWN a dangerous fire-breathing dragon or BE a dangerous fire-breathing dragon
Only be able to whisper or only be able to shout (I’m already too loud and have a Philly accent. Actually, I’m not sure you can have one, a Philly accent, without the other, loudness.)
Be a deep sea diver or an astronaut
Live on the beach or a cabin in the woods
Only be able to speak in movie quotes or only be able to speak in rhymes (That would be pretty cool. Ans so much more original than repeating someone else's lines.)
Take a one week trip around the foreign country of your choice or a four week trip around your own country (Four weeks in America sounds awesome. National parks are my jam. Yikes, that’s so lame
Fill in the Blank...
My favorite color is purple.
My favorite book is always changing.
My favorite sport is American Ninja Warrior.
My favorite flavor of cake is carrot. It is so a flavor!
I love to kayak on the lake near my home.
The best song to dance to is I Wanna Dance with Somebody.
If I could be a dinosaur I would be a Stegosaurus.
This summer I want to find buried treasure.
Running is my favorite thing ever, other than sleeping.
Everyone thinks it’s funny when I laugh at my own jokes. I just don’t get why no one else does.
Coffee or tea?
Black and white or color?
Early bird or night owl?
Hugs or kisses? This should not be a choice
Winter or summer?
Spring or fall?
Comedy or mystery?
Freckles or dimples?
Sunrise or sunset?
Classic or modern?
Roller coaster or Ferris wheel?
Leather or denim?
Beads or pearls?
Fiction or non-fiction? All the fiction. All the time.
It's summertime! The days are longer, the weather warmer... The perfect time of year to curl up on the porch - or outside on a blanket - with a romance novel! But which one?
Thankfully, there is already answered by fellow book-lovers at Bookish, who rounded up this summer's top 10 romances! Check out the article "Summer Lovin’: 10 Summer Romances Worth Swooning Over".
Read on for a few of our favorites, then jump over to Bookish to see them all!
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Happy spring! Now that the days are getting longer (finally!), it's the perfect time to take your reading out doors and into the sunshine. If you're looking for something to help lift your spirits after the long winter, these five books are sure to put a little spring in your step!
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