Friday, July 27, 2012

Author Blog Hop

Authors supporting Authors. Please enjoy this interview with my guest author.

Author: Diana Hockley
What title are you highlighting in this blog hop?
The Naked Room                                                             
When classical pianist, Ally Carpenter, goes missing after a night out with friends, the implications stretch far beyond her disappearance.
Veteran detective, Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott believes that sexual predators may have abducted Ally. However, after two women with connections to the Carpenters are murdered, she realises there may be more to the crime than at first thought.
While Prescott puts all her efforts into solving the crime, those close to Ally battle their own turmoil. Friendships become strained and secrets come to light, as Ally’s terrified mother, Eloise, is forced to confront the lie she has perpetuated over 26 years. Cellist, Briece Mochrie – determined to discover what has happened to the girl he loves – is swept into a dangerous undertow of murder and revenge.
The kidnappers have their own agenda; Ally’s life is on the line.
What gave you the idea for the book?
I produce & present a weekly classical radio program and one night, I started wondering what would happen if the pianist didn’t show up for the performance. There would have to be a very good reason, so I set out to create one.
Who are your main characters?
Detective Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott, Ally & Eloise Carpenter, Briece Mochrie, Pamela Miller and Jessica Rallison.
Who is your favorite character and why?
DSS Susan Prescott because she has a lot of me in her!

Share one quirky trait of your characters.

Licentious thoughts!!
What was your biggest challenge writing this book?
Getting it finished.
Where do you live?
Boonah, a small rural town in southeast Queensland, Australia.
What's a cool, unknown spot? 
The Scenic Rim Mountains.

Tell us a little about an interesting landmark in your country.

Well, I guess the Opera House in Sydney, New South Wales, would have to be the most famous one.
What's the most well known city in your country and why?
Again. Sydney – or perhaps Melbourne because they’re big and can bully everyone if they don’t get all the entertainers and entertainment which comes to Australia. Brisbane – my nearest capital city, frequently misses out on top class entertainers.

What's a little known fact about where you live?
We live in the Valleys of the Scenic Rim  which is actually – and hopefully - dead  volcanoes.

Name two famous people who've been sighted in your corner of the world.
 The Duke and Duchess of York in the 1920s before he became King of England and Agatha Christie, the most famous crime writer of the lot!
What is the one thing tourists must do?
 Go to a Rugby League match in the city.
What's your favourite thing to do?
 Read and play with my rats.
What's your favourite restaurant and what type of food do they serve?
 The Dugandan Pub, around the corner from us. Everything from seafood to steaks.
What are you giving away on your blog?
 An e-book copy of The Naked Room and also will send someone a very small very Australian gift by snail mail.
Who is the author you are highlighting on your blog? Clarissa Draper, author of The Sholes Key
Where can readers connect with you?
Twitter: Cadfael18
Facebook: Diana Hockley


  1. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.
    Sue B

  2. Cool Hop I Love It butterfli262002(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. Hi! Thank you for the awesome hop and the great giveaway! :)


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