Diana Delacruz

Month: October 2020

Do You Believe in Destiny?

believe in destiny, do you believe in destiny?, destiny, Destiny at Dolphin Bay, the transforming power of story, timing destiny, ducking destiny, chasing destiny, my first book, Melissa Travis, Nicolás Serrano, faith, circumstances, Rubik's cube, dolphins, God, Chiloé, story, storytelling

“Do you believe in destiny?” Nicolás Serrano, up to his elbows in apple mash, asks halfway through my first book Destiny at Dolphin Bay. His friend Melissa has questioned his self-identification as a Chiloé islander, knowing he grew up a city boy. As she watches him make cider in an antique press, she sees him …

Do You Believe in Destiny? Read More »

7 Novel Ideas About Love

novel ideas about love, 7 novel ideas about love, the Quarantine Tales, Joanna Serrano, "My Great-Grandmother's Confession, the transforming power of story, mate, grapes, love, marriage, romance, Seaglass Sagas, Destiny at Dolphin Bay, Winds of Andalucía, Swan Island Secrets, Hope Chest, Angélica and David, Nicolás and Melissa, Marcos and Coni, Nathán and Valeria, Pursuit of the Pudú Deer, love story, fairy tale, bestselling genre, great expectations, Twilight, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, opposites attract, always having to say sorry, being the right person, model, soulmate, fantasy meets its destiny, dystopian romance

Good sport that he is, my husband cheerfully endures watching the occasional chick flick or romantic comedy with me. But as Lord Byron said: “Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart, ’Tis woman’s whole existence.” There’s a reason why love stories creep into (or take over) most of what I write–and why Romance continues …

7 Novel Ideas About Love Read More »

Mountain Music

mountain music, music, the Quarantine Tales, the ocarina meets the accordion, the transforming power of story, blond woman listening with audiophones, Chile, Andean music, Andean instruments, ocarina, pan pipes, Altiplano, Iquique, highlands, Celtic, Rohan, soundtracks, whispering waves, whistling wind, mountain majesties, El Shaddai, All-Sufficient God, Mountain Momma, Folklore Fusion, musical fusion, genre, Chiloé Islands, Destiny at Dolphin Bay, Melissa Travis, Coni Belmar, Swan Island Secrets, Legacy of the Linnebrink Light

We’re familiar with many of the precious names of God, such as El Elyon (Most High God) and Adonai (Lord), because of their use in some contemporary Christian songs. El Shaddai–All-Sufficient God–is another of these, and in its complex Hebrew meanings of both “mountain” and “breast,” we discover the majestic protection and tender provision of …

Mountain Music Read More »

The Mystery of History

mystery of history, The Mystery of History, The Quarantine Tales, The Time Trilogy, history mysteries, stone windmill in Spain, Chile, Chiloé Islands, Coquimbo, pirates, history of Chile, colonial, cultural, republic, modern legends and myths, stories, storytelling, Ricardo Serrano, Keli Peterson, Winds of Andalucía, mining, miners, Humberstone, Legacy of the Linnebrink Light, Esteban Jarpa, Emilia Jarpa, Lost in a Ghost Town, Pirate Treasure on Horseshoe Beach, The English Quarter Blonde, The Kennedy Avenue Blonde, First Mate's Log, The Seagull Operation, Melissa, Valeria, the transforming power of stories, Keli Peterson, story fodder, rise of the republic, God's story, Gandhi, Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, catastrophes

I love mysteries, especially historical mysteries. I also love history, which is why you’ll find the mysterious past woven into many of my books. One mystery of history, however, is how easily we forget both the good and the bad. “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” –Winston S. Churchill …

The Mystery of History Read More »