Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Interview with autobiographer Diane Fisher

Today we get to find out a little bit about Diane Fisher and her autobiography Once Upon a Time....Never Comes Again

Welcome, Diane. Please tell us about your current release, Once Upon a Time...Never Comes Again: My True Personal Story about Adult Sibling Rivalry.
This is my own true personal story of adult sibling rivalry and how I stood up to all three of my siblings after they disowned me.

What inspired you to write this book?
The reason I wrote this book was because I felt I had a story to tell; but most of all, it helped me work my way out of my depression after my three siblings disowned me.

What exciting story are you working on next?
I'm working on a true story about my father - something I never had closure on.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Ever since I could remember, I always wrote poems about family situations.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I do not write full time. I am a Legal Assistant for a Managing Partner in a powerful law firm in NYC. Whenever a thought comes to me, I jot it down, whether it be on the bus on the way to work, while driving my car, or something just pops into my head in the middle of the night.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I think my most interesting writing quirk is always wanting to plug in clip art pictures into my story.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I would say I always wanted to be a court reporter and to this day, I am so sorry I never pursued it.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
This is the first book I have ever published - something I really never thought would happen in my life. However, when I 'Google' myself or go on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and find my name with the name of my book, it hits me that I, Diane Fisher, AM AN AUTHOR! That is my tremendous accomplishment. My two little grandchildren, 5 and 6, run around telling everyone "my grandma is an author" - it does not get better than that!


Anonymous said...

This was a really great read and have shared it with others. Easy read too with only 90 pages, myself and others couldn't put it down. I commend the writer for sharing her story and making so many interesting correlations to sibling rivalry. Her siblings should be ashamed of themselves. I hope she continues to find peace since her writing therapy.

Unknown said...

I am a close personal friend of Diane's, so I have lived a little part of her sibling misery with her. I am so proud that she was able to put her feelings into words and she was able to make herself feel emotionally better by doing so. I read the book in one sitting and now my daughter has it. I will pass it on to friends who don't know that things like this happen.

Deirdra said...

I read this book in a couple of hours. I couldn't put it down, that's how interesting it was. I hope this book gave Diane pease. I will pass it on to others. I can't believe this type of thing happens in families. I guess we don't know how lucky we are.

Rhonda said...

I read this book in 2 evenings and was very impressed with the story. I'm a good friend of Diane's and I knew of this ongoing saga with her siblings that lasted a few years. I was able to relate to some parts of her story since I had my own situation with my sister after my mother passed on. This book could be helpful to people who live through these types of situations and it helps them to know that they are not going through a unique situation. These types of matters unfortunaetly are quite common and very difficult to cope with.Diane's book gives one some insight into how to possibly handle their own situation.I'm so proud of my dear friend wanting to put her story down on paper for other people to read. Diane is a very good writer and perhaps writing her first book will be the beginning of a possible new supplementary career.