About Ramcy Diek:
Ramcy Diek fell in love with the United States during her travels with her husband. Together, they visited all the northern states and landed in California where they resided for five years.
Circumstances took the couple back to The Netherlands, only to find out they both missed the United States. They packed their bags and crossed the Atlantic Ocean once again. This time, the Pacific Northwest became their new home, where they built up their business and raised their two sons.
During this time, Ramcy also made a slow transition from reader to multi-genre writer. Her debut novel “Storm at Keizer Manor” received multiple awards. This inspired her to spend more time doing what she loves most: writing stories.
Eagles in Flight, a romantic suspense novel, is her second book. Her third novel “Overland”, a dramatic thriller, will be published in November 2020.
What inspires you to write?
All my stories come from an experience, a person I met, or an event that affected my life. All important enough to create a lingering impression and spark my imagination. They just had to be told.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I fell in love with Sidney Sheldon in my teens, and I loved Jean M. Auel's first books. They both proved to me your imagination can take you anywhere.
Right now, I mostly read books from fellow indie-authors. To support them, and learn from them.
Tell us about your writing process.
When I start, the entire story is already in my head. All I need to do is let the characters talk to me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters all the time. They lead my life for months. 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
Don't think you'll become rich from this. The competition is enormous, and only a few are that lucky.
I'm glad that for me, it's just a hobby and that I don't need it as a source of income.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was fortunate enough to find an editor interested in my debut novel, Storm at Keizer Manor. She set me up with a small publishing company that just started out. Right now, that company published more than 100 books and they've become fairly expensive to work with.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There's so much competition, and a lot of it is mediocre. It's so difficult to stand out. I often compare it to standing in between the thousands of wannabe singers auditioning for American Idol. I honestly don't know where this is going.
What genres do you write?: Romance, suspense, thriller, paranormal, memoir, young adult. I skip from one genre to the other. Not a smart idea, they tell me.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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