Liars and Thieves Book Launch

I am so excited today to help Diana Wallace Peach launch her latest book called Liars and Thieves.  For those of you who don’t know Diana, her path to becoming an author is a story that will win everyone over.

Following the tragedy of 9/11, she reevaluated her life and dared to change her path.  After eighteen years in business, living in Connecticut, where the main priority seemed to be making money, she went back to school.  Diana acknowledges the critical role her supportive husband, Randy, had in this decision.  She acquired her master’s degree in counseling and “a mountain of debt.”  Isn’t that the American way of things?  She found herself and went on to work with children and families, learning that there is a great reward in helping others.

Life’s circumstances forced Randy and Diana to move to Oregon, and she did a 180-degree turn again and started writing.  With more than a dozen books in tow, she releases the first book from her new trilogy.

Books from the Fantasy genre aren’t usually my first choice, but after seeing some of Diana’s beautiful writing on her blog, I knew it was time to expand my horizons.  Please consider giving D. Wallace Peach’s new book your full attention.  

Blurb

  

Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.

Three unlikely allies stand in his way.

A misfit elf plagued by failure—

When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.

A changeling who betrays his home—

Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.

A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets—

Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.

When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.

Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.

Question and Answer

Why does shape-shifting cause the environment to heat or cool?  

The main reason Changelings use crystals when shifting is to handle the transfer (absorption or release) of mass.

The law of conservation of mass-energy states that neither energy nor mass can be created or destroyed. We can transform one form of mass into another but we cannot create mass or destroy mass (Wikipedia). So if mass can’t simply disappear or appear as changelings transform into radically different-sized creatures, what happens to it?

Shifters have control over their own matter – including the ability to adopt or abandon mass. When a person changes into a mouse, the surplus mass is transformed into energy and the surrounding environment is superheated. And when changing into something bigger, like a lion, the environment is supercooled, because the changeling is absorbing a lot of ambient energy to convert into matter.

Crystals are both a source of energy to create mass, and a place to direct released mass energy. The alternative is burning down forests or freezing lakes!

BOOK TRAILER

Liars and Thieves Purchase Link

http://a-fwd.com/asin=B08FGQ2W3Q

Meet the Author

D. Wallace Peach

Author Bio

D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two dogs, bats, owls, and the occasional family of coyotes.

Author Links

Website/Blog: http://mythsofthemirror.com

Website/Books: http://dwallacepeachbooks.com

Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/D.-Wallace-Peach/e/B00CLKLXP8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Myths-of-the-Mirror/187264861398982

Twitter: @dwallacepeach

74 thoughts on “Liars and Thieves Book Launch

  1. what a wonderful backstory to this post about what looks to be an exciting book, as well as a brave and committed author.

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth. Pete went above and beyond with the intro, and I couldn’t be more pleased with his help with my launch. He’s such a kind soul. Thanks for taking a peek at the post and have an amazing weekend. 🙂

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      1. And you too, I can’t wait to red your book

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      2. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! Yay. ❤

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    2. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 7:56 am

      I find it incredibly inspiring for someone who just goes for it. I think that some of that is because, for much of my life, I’ve approached things cautiously. As I’ve gotten older, I seem to be living by the “why not take a chance” philosophy.

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      1. That’s a great philosophy for us old folks, Pete. We don’t get many chances for do-overs, so live it up! ❤

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  2. A lovely recommendation, Peter! I wish her well in her venture!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Brad, and for the well wishes. I’m delighted to be here at Pete’s blog today. Have a marvelous Friday and weekend. Happy Reading.

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      1. Thank you kindly! Best of luck with your series!

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    2. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 7:58 am

      Thanks for your regular support, Brad.

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  3. Thank you, Pete, for sharing the launch of Diana’s ‘Liars and Thieves’. The trailer is amazing.. x

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Jane. I’m so glad you enjoyed the trailer. Making trailers is my way of procrastinating and still feeling productive. Lol. Have a lovely weekend. ❤

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    2. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 8:02 am

      A good trailer such as Diana’s adds to the allure of the book. It’s great to see so many indie authors, like you, helping her out on the launch.

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      1. I was thinking the same thoughts as I ran some errands at lunchtime, Pete. With so much judgment and fear out out in the wider world, our supportive and kind writing community is such a blessing. Xx

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      2. Blogging is very time-consuming, but every time I log on, I feel blessed by this community. ❤

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  4. Peach’s novel looks intriguing. Thank you for sharing the author’s background and the book trailer.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. Pete was incredibly kind with his intro, and I’m honored to be on his blog today. He’s a wonderful part of this online community. Have a wonderful day and weekend ahead. 😀

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    2. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 8:08 am

      Thanks for taking the time to drop by and leave a comment. I’ve been following your blog for the last couple of months, but I don’t know your name to thank you personally.

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  5. Good Morning, Pete. What a lovely introl You went above and beyond, and I’m so tickled that you’re going to give fantasy a try. Lol. I’ll be giving non-fiction a try too soon! Since you’re a teacher, I gave you the most science-y-ish Q&A. I’m no Einstein obviously. Ha ha. Have a wonderful day and thanks for all the kindness you share in this wonderful community. 😀

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    1. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 8:24 am

      My pleasure, Diana. Since I’m on a similar path of jumping into writing later in life, I’m fascinated by each person’s backstory of how they arrived here. I will continue to pick the brains and learn from those who’ve already gone down this road.

      I’m going over my first fiction book with my critique group right now. It’s a story for middle-grade readers about a boy who is dealing with his parents’ recent separation while also navigating the many pitfalls of that age. I think there aren’t enough books for boys at that level. I also didn’t want to write another “a boy and his dog” type book. It’s been a kick to try something new.

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      1. I think you’re right about there not being enough books for boys at that age. It’s a tricky stage of development and divorce is so complex for kids. And you’re not alone when it comes to starting writing later in life. I’m always surprised by the number of writers who waited. Part of it is time, but experience matters too. Happy Writing! And thanks again for hosting me today. I’m honored!

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  6. I love how Diana is able to change, grow, and reinvent herself. Thanks for the introduction, Pete!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment. You put a smile on my face this morning. To me, it just feels like life happening, but I’ve also been fortunate to have the support of family (though they sometimes roll their eyes at me). Lol. Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy your weekend!

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      1. In retrospect you can see how huge are some the things you have done!

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    2. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 8:28 am

      Right! Dramatically changing the course of one’s life takes a lot of courage. I think that is one of the reasons I’m so fascinated by Diana’s life story.

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  7. Diana’s thoughts about the shape changing and the energy are really clever, Pete. I am in awe of her thinking of this. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 11:46 am

      Yes, she has put in a lot of thought and energy into the subject. Thanks for dropping by, Robbie. Have a great weekend!

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    2. Thanks for hosting today, Robbie, and taking the time to visit at Pete’s too. I am not a scientist, but I wanted to have a bit of reality behind this magical power. And it complicated the “shifting” in the story since the changelings always had to be aware of the environment – particularly starting fires! I love complex worldbuilding even if it only gets a skim in the book. 🙂 Hugs, my friend. ❤

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  8. Leaving a familiar environment to make a change or move isn’t always easy. Looking back, the new life was exciting and rewarding (as an author) to you, Diana.

    Thank you, Pete, for hosting the book launch for Diana’s Liars and Thieves.

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    1. You are so sweet, MIriam, to stop by each blog. I imagine that you already are connected all over the place, but I hope you’re finding new friends and getting a lot of visits too. Pete is a great host and wonderful blogger. I’m so happy to see you here. ❤ ❤ Hugs.

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      1. Yes, I’m connected to most of them so I just popped in to say hi. I saw Terri here and there, so I followed her, 💖💖.

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    2. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 5:04 pm

      It takes a certain amount of faith in yourself besides heart to make that move. As Diana points out, she could not have done it without her supportive husband. I’ve got the feeling she doesn’t have any regrets, Miriam.

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      1. I remember her conversation when they moved, Pete. She asked her husband what she would do after the move to Oregon. Her husband said, you could write a book. And now she’s approaching 20 books.

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      2. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 5:35 pm

        That’s amazing! I think when we look back at our lives, it’s these monumental decisions that determine our happiness. You would have to either be in a comfortable spot financially, a gambler, passionate about trying something else, or simply hate your job enough to take the risk. I’m happy that it worked out for them.

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      3. I think so, Pete. I’m happy you went into teaching. It turned out to be a love of your life, and look at the difference you’ve made in so many students’ lives!

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  9. Good interview, Pete and Diana. I’d love to be a shape shifter.

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    1. petespringerauthor September 4, 2020 — 5:39 pm

      Our environments are changing so rapidly these days with global warming. I wonder where we’ll be at in 100 years.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by at Pete’s, Jacqui. You’re so kind to visit today. Have a wonderful long weekend, and Happy Writing!

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  10. What a wonderful review, and an even more wonderful story of Diana. Well done, Pete. Like you, I love Diana’s blog and writing. Her trash can story remains my favorite.

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    1. petespringerauthor September 5, 2020 — 8:11 am

      Yes, Diana’s writing is wonderful. I’m not familiar with that story, but I’m going to look into it today.

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      1. I think Jennie’s referring to “A Writer Goes to the Dump.” If you’re interested, Pete, here’s the link: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2017/01/24/a-writer-goes-to-the-dump/

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      2. petespringerauthor September 5, 2020 — 7:14 pm

        I loved it, Diana! Your piece is a fantastic example of showing and not telling. I feel like I was with you the entire time—not exactly a pleasant experience, I might add. 🤣 You appealed to all the senses. I also liked your use of similes. “My back is whining like a teenager,” and “lug the rest like a peasant with no hope for a better life. Fantastic stuff! Who knew that a trip to the dump could be such a memorable experience? My father-in-law was not Mr. Warm and Fuzzy. My wife has told me that one of their few regular father/daughter times was going to the dump together. 😎

        I know all about the wet winters in Oregon since we’re in northern California (Eureka). Our son did his undergrad work at Willamette University in Salem.

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      3. Thanks so much for reading, Pete. And I’m glad you enjoyed this. It was a totally gross experience! Lol. I have lots of memories of going to the dump as a kid. Back in those days we used to bring random items home as well as dropping things off! But that’s another story. 😀

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      4. It was one of her blog posts some years ago. I laughed my head off. I don’t think Diana realizes she is really good at humor, too.

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    2. LOL. I’m so tickled that you remember my trashcan story. “A writer goes to the dump.” Ha ha. Thanks for the lovely comment, Jennie. You made me smile. I’ve had fun visiting here at Pete’s and meeting some new bloggers too. I love this community. Enjoy your last weekend before school! ❤

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      1. Yes!!! It was one of your best. I don’t think you realize you’re really good at humor. It’s not what you write, but you’re good at it. Don’t close that door!! Pete told me he would search for the post (I couldn’t remember the name). Perhaps you could pass that on to him. Like you, I love this community! 😍

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    3. petespringerauthor September 5, 2020 — 7:21 pm

      Thanks, Jennie. You were right about that post. I have to think that one of the biggest compliments you can give a writer is to recall something from 2017. I wish my memory was that sharp. You still got it!😉

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      1. Thanks, Pete. It was probably a combination of good humor and a not so ordinary post. Maybe I still have it some days! 😀

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  11. I love hearing the back stories of authors, and Diana has such a good one. That is so impressive that she has written more than a dozen books! Congrats to Diana and I wish her the best with her new book!

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    1. petespringerauthor September 5, 2020 — 11:03 am

      Happiness is far more than making money. I think you’ve blogged about this topic before. It seems if we like what we’re doing and not struggling financially, that’s an ideal space to be.

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      1. You’re so right about that. I’m blessed to have the freedom and time to be creative. ❤

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      2. that does sound like the sweet spot; I think I’d have to say my wife and I are close to that ideal space, and maybe already there…

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    2. Thank you for the kind comment, Jim. Pete was so kind to share part of my writing journey. I remember the moment that I realized that writing was something I could do well into old age, as long as the imagination holds out. 🙂 It was a good feeling. Thanks for the good luck! I’m already glowing.

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      1. Well, it seems like your imagination is doing just fine so far!

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  12. Wow, I had no idea about how Diana started writing. What a change in career she made – and so successfully too! I like that her husband is so supportive ~ That makes sooo much difference when you’re wanting to go back to school or try a different career path. I enjoy Diana’s writing!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Christie. I smiled when I saw your smile pop up. 😀 A supportive spouse makes a huge difference, especially since writing is such a time consuming process and requires years of effort – over a decade now in my case! I hope you’re doing well and continue your writing adventure. Have a wonderful week and take care. ❤

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    2. petespringerauthor September 7, 2020 — 9:11 am

      I’m willing to bet that behind many great writers, there are supportive spouses. It seems like it’s human nature to question if what we are doing is worthwhile, and sometimes we just need to hear “I believe in you” from a loved one.

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      1. I think so, Pete. It’s a wonderful gift to have that kind of unconditional support. That said, my husband occasionally wonders why he ever suggested that I write a book! Lol.

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  13. HI Pete, It’s so nice to see Diana here, and I’m looking forward to reading her new book. I loved reading the explanation about shape shifters, and it was so fantastic to read about her career change. Toni x

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    1. Pete was very kind to share some of my longer bio, Teri. Sometimes I think I should update it, but it was such a pivotal time in my life. And I’m glad you enjoyed my attempt at explaining the Laws of Conservation. Lol. Who knew I’d be researching that for a fantasy book! Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

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    2. petespringerauthor September 7, 2020 — 9:07 am

      I find it inspiring when I see someone takes a leap of faith and changes the course of their life. There are far too many people who play it safe and stick with something that provides a comfortable living but doesn’t provide satisfaction.

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  14. I’ve made many stops along Diana’s blogtour, and with each one, I learned something new. The lesson on shapeshifting was intriguing. Great to see you part of the tour Pete. 🙂

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    1. petespringerauthor September 7, 2020 — 7:49 pm

      Likewise, Debby. I’m trying to do my part of this supportive community. You are one of the leaders in that.

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      1. Aw shucks Pete. It’s all about community for us writers or we’d be quite lonely. 🙂 x

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    2. Thanks for another visit, Debby. I gave Pete my science-ish Q&A since he’s a teacher. I never ever expected to wading into the Laws of Conservation and a bit of Einstein’s theories on energy and mass for a fantasy book. Lol. That just goes to show how challenging writing can be. 🙂 Happy Writing, my friend!

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  15. Wonderful intro! Kudos to Diana… Delighted to find her and Liars and Thieves at your place today, Pete! 🙂

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    1. petespringerauthor September 10, 2020 — 3:18 pm

      Right back at you, Bette. Thanks for being part of such a supportive community.

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      1. We are all so blessed, Pete. Diana is one of those shining stars when it comes to support and encouragement. Stay safe and well, my friend. Have a beautiful day!

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    2. Thank you for stopping by Pete’s today. He has a great blog and is another generous soul out here in Blogland. What a lovely community. I have a lot to be smiling about. Hugs ❤

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