Story Spark: Mind of Her Own (and Book Giveaway)

A Guest Post by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

Mind-of-Her-Own-200x300Diana Lesire Brandmeyer and I “met” when Tyndale released our novels at the same time as ebooks. Now we’re celebrating the print releases. Details for the book giveaway are below. Please welcome Diana!

They say art imitates life. Who said it, I’m not sure but in this case they were right.

Mind of Her Own sparked into life on a rainy Friday night. On Friday’s, I let my three boys have one friend over for the night. Yes, that meant six boys, two dogs, and two cats plus one husband in the house to feed.

My head was pounding as migraines often appear during storms, and it was time to make dinner. I had decided to save money instead of my sanity. The normal thing to do would be to order pizza, a lot of them. Instead, I thought I’d make chicken.

I reached into my pantry for my George Foreman grill that I kept on the top shelf—again lack of thinking on my part! The dog rushed by me chased by one of the six kids and bumped into my leg. For a moment the grill fought my grasp. And that’s when Mind of Her Own became a possibility.

I wondered if it had hit me on the head would I be knocked out.

And what if I came too and didn’t know I was married or I had kids?

From there it became a fun roller coaster ride of writing for me. And I moved the grill to a lower shelf and served pizza on Friday nights.

What’s the first thing you would do, try or wear if you woke up as someone else?

Why haven’t you done those things in your present life?

Diana Lesire BrandmeyerMeet Diana

Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. She writes fiction about women choosing to challenge their fears to become the strong women God intends.

Author of Mind of Her Own, A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and We’re Not Blended We’re Pureed: A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families.

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Book Giveaway

To enter the drawing for a copy of Diana’s book, please leave a comment before Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Central time). After a random drawing, the winner’s name will be announced on Monday, August 31st.

Thank you for reading the Story Spark behind Diana’s novel and participating in the giveaway.


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10 thoughts on “Story Spark: Mind of Her Own (and Book Giveaway)

  1. I enjoyed Diana’s comments. I have read and loved A Mind of Her Own and have a print copy so please don’t include me in the drawing and give someone else a chance to win a copy of this delightful book.

  2. This book sounds like a really good read. I have no earthly idea what I would do if I woke up and didn’t know I had kids or was married. I think I would be scared to death! Maybe, I would be chic and elegant with poise and grace, instead of clumsy and tongue tied never knowing what to say. 🙂

    • Hi, Dana! Diana’s novel has such a great premise. Like you, I’d want to wake up with more style. Since that won’t happen, I just tell myself there’s a certain charm in not always knowing what to say. (LOL) Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I love the idea behind Mind of Her Own. One of my favorite books that I’ve read this year was What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Although a similar amnesia premise, I’m sure that’s where the similarities end. You can do so much with amnesia. I am very excited to see where this book goes.

      • Thank you, Johnnie! I’m fairly certain I will not be able to read every book in my tbr pile during my lifetime. We’ll always be adding more, right? What Alice Forgot was a book club read, so I might not have gotten to it yet otherwise. I am so glad that I did, though. It may be one of those rare books that I pick up a second time to read.