88 Guys For Coffee
viewer gives “88 Guys for Coffee” 5 stars! “Read it, laugh with it, roll with it, this is a sparkling gem for sure!”
Abandoned – no, dumped from her 7-year marriage, Laura’s self-worth was in tatters. Some people land on their feet. She landed on the kitchen floor in a puddle of frozen yogurt.
Longing to find her true partner in life, Laura takes a deep breath and plunges into online dating. Oh my. What a roller coaster. Only with the aid of modern technology could you line up this many frogs to kiss.
Hilarious and heartbreaking, soul-searching and spiritual, “88 Guys for Coffee” is loosely based on the author’s own 5-year online dating saga. The horror stories are true, bizarre, and laugh-out-loud funny.
Top 1% Goodreads reviewer Dianne Bylo* said, “Should I laugh? Should I cry? Laugh until I cry? Grab a cup of coffee, wear your most comfy clothes and hang out the DO NOT DISTURB sign because this is a tale of the heart and soul… Humorous, heartbreaking, eye-opening and filled with some truly wickedly funny scenes… Read it, laugh with it, roll with it, this is a sparkling gem for sure!” *
* Read the entire review: http://tometender.blogspot.com/2017/05/88-guys-for-coffee-by-diane-solomon.html
Middle Grade Fantasy:
Diane and Mark wrote an exciting middle grade mystery/fantasy, which young readers are loving! And top 1 % Goodreads reviewer Dianne Bylo gives 5 Stars! Simply magical!” What more can one ask for?” “Two delightful characters are given the opportunity to make a mark on the history of mankind.” “Perfect for family reading, and will hold the interest of even the most reluctant of young readers!” *
Imagine a raven appearing out of thin air and guiding you to an exquisitely carved stone artifact that glows with magical light. This is how the adventure begins for Nadia and Aidan Shaw, thirteen-year-old twins. Armed with the power of the Ravenstone and their own special gifts, they embark on a harrowing quest across centuries, at the bidding of a mysterious old shaman. They must depend on their courage, their faith in their friends, and luck. Or is it destiny?
“Solomon and Carey’s imaginative storytelling sweeps you into a fascinating tale of mystery and adventure. Young twins Nadia and Aidan stumble upon an ancient power that could help their family in the future, or trap them in the past forever.” ~ Linda Zimmermann, successful author of 30 books about hauntings, the paranormal, and mysterious stone sites.
Diane’s book is published! Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a guide to the homeopathic treatment of CFS/M.E.
Eloquent Rascals Publishing,
Hillsborough County, NH.
Another book from her experience as a nutritionist and homeopath is on the cards as well; it is as yet untitled, but is based on the top ten things she learned from her twenty years of practice.
Ghost Writing and/or Editing
Diane has also ghost-written and/or edited several books for other people:
A few years back one of Diane’s favorite clients, Joy Silha, called her “Diana Spice” for the way she spiced up her blogs, articles, and client stories.
As a highly experienced and creative writer and researcher, Diane has ghost-written and/or edited books for published authors in various fields, including nutritional products, medical devices, life coaching, house coaching, and psychotherapy.
Here are a few of the published books on which she has recently worked:
2014: Highly successful voice over actor and blogger, Dave Courvoisier, contacted me to help him collate his five years worth of blogs in the quintessential guide to voice over:
Diane edited, collated, added pictures, formatted, and then coordinated the flow of the book through publishing on Amazon as both paperback and ebook on Kindle.
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2013: Wonderful Kirsten Steno is a highly skilled, creative Interior Designer and a certified Martha Beck Life Coach. She helps clients world wide to dissolve limiting thoughts and create lovely, peaceful and soul restoring homes and lives.
Kirsten is from Denmark, and although her English is very good, she needed help presenting her inspirational ideas and client stories in easy-to-read American “voice.” Diane edited (and added “Diana Spice”) her recent self-help book, House-Coach.com Come Home to Yourself, which is available in BoConcept stores around the world and on her website.
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2013: Certified life and career coach Denuelle Meyer, asked Diane to edit and “punch up” her book. Featuring the secrets of her powerful 3-Part-Punch System, Plug In Your Kick-Ass Life shows women in practical, simple steps how to get connected, get plugged in, and make changes to their lives.
Diane especially enjoyed writing the stories and anecdotes from Denuelle’s clients’ experience of working with her.
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2011: Diane edited and formatted Liz’ powerful self-help book for women over 40 who are fed up with being called cougars, cobras and crones, and who want instead to mash the myths, bash the biases and slam the stereotypes. The book is easy to follow, with energizing insights, ideas and exercises for developing a personal strategy, action plan, leadership profile and hopeful vision for an enduring legacy.
2014: Diane collated, edited, and formatted four ebooks created from the wealth of blogs Liz has written over the years.
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2010: This was a fun project. Mark asked Diane to do: take his reams of information, tips, rants, and articles written over the years, and create an easy to read, humorous, yet helpful book. As the owner of nine franchised dealerships, Mark Ragsdale is undeniably an expert on what he calls “shysters of finance, politics, and greed, who have wrecked the industry and abused your tax dollars.” Diane helped him share his vast personal knowledge of the U.S. car industry.
This project was like juggling a giant jigsaw puzzle! But very rewarding to pull it all together.
Are you interested in writing a book? Need ghost-writing or editing or collation and formatting? Although Diane is very busy with many projects, if she is interested enough in the subject, she may be the right ghost-writer or editor for you!