Diane Rapp became an entrepreneur when she started her own dog grooming salon in Santa Barbara, California. She spent the next thirty years as an owner/operator of various enterprises; she sold real estate, started an office supply/copy center in Telluride, Colorado, and performed free-lance advertising design. She calls herself “hard core unemployable” because she has been her own boss for so long.
During her years as a business owner, Diane “dabbled” with writing science fiction stories as a cure for insomnia. After Diane and her daughter Laura co-authored a Caribbean travel guidebook (published by Hunter Publishing), Laura gave her the idea of writing a mystery novel set on cruise ships. The idea evolved into the first novel of a High Seas Mystery series. Murder Caribbean-Style and Murder on a Ghost Ship are currently available as e-books on Amazon, and the third novel (featuring a wedding cruise to Alaska) is in development. The science fiction stories Diane “dabbled” with eventually emerged as an epic trilogy (the Heirs to the Throne). Two novels Howl of the Wolf and The Havenshire Resistance are available as e-books on Amazon and the third novel is coming soon.
Diane and her husband “retired” to a small community in East Texas, but they take frequent trips around the country in their truck and fifth wheel.
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