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Diane Rapp

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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3 Responses to "Diane Rapp"

  1. Aya Walksfar says:

    Sketch of a Murder is Book 1 of the Special Crimes Team series.
    The Avenger targets prominent, wealthy men accused of sexual crimes, for a gruesome death. The Special Crimes Team is formed to catch a killer who has eluded three police departments.

    Hot tempered Sergeant Nita Slowater, assigned as the second-in-command of the Special Crimes Team, immediately clashes with her superior, Lieutenant Michael Williams, a man known to bend the rules. The two of them with four other independent, misfit cops must stop The Avenger. Can these disparate people work together?

    When The Avenger decides to communicate through Dawn Samira, Nita is given the job of liaison with the pushy, lesbian reporter. But, recently a reporter got her best friend killed, and Nita’s in no mood to play nice.

    The only bright spot in Nita’s life is her unlikely friendship with a homeless, black artist, Molly the Pack Lady. Unknown to anyone the key to the killer’s identity lies within the pages of Molly’s sketchpad. Will Nita find the key before an innocent man becomes The Avenger’s next victim?

    I would love to have you review my novel. I liked your review of “Currents Deep and Deadly”. Thank you for considering my request.

  2. Preeti Gutpa says:

    Hi Diane –
    I am wondering if you are accepting books for review at the moment? By book is releasing in a few weeks, and it is called “I’ll Put 3 Chips On God – just in case there is one.” It is a book on spirituality analyzed from an agnostic point of view.

    An excerpt is available at Should you have any interest in receiving a PDF, Kindle, or paper copy, let me know.

    By the way it’s funny that you call yourself “unemployable” after being an entrepreneur for so many years. I feel the same way. Except that I had no choice but to return back to the corporate world after a series of entrepreneurial ventures tanked. That might be why I started seeking spiritual knowledge! 🙂

  3. Hi Diane
    Woud you please consider reviewing my book Zephyr Zodiac? Details below –

    This is the story of a Mark 3 Ford Zephyr Zodiac from the time it rolled off the production line in 1962 until it met its end in a car crusher in 2012, and how it affected the lives of seven of the people who owned it during that time. Read how during its fifty years on this earth it was used as a company car, a family car, a wedding car, a funeral car, a taxi, a home, a safe, a Classic Car, given birth in, stolen (more than once), used to have sex in (much more than once), and was instrumental in giving its grateful owner his life back.

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