Q and A with Diann Ducharme

Local author Diann Ducharme returns with Return to the Outer Banks House, a sequel to her much-loved novel, The Outer Banks House. Come by this Wednesday, August 19th, 3-5PM at our Scarborough Faire Duck store to meet Diann and pick up copies of her wonderful books!

Diann Ducharme Q: What is the name of your book? 

A: Return to the Outer Banks House

Q: Tell us about your book in one sentence:

A: Set in 1875 North Carolina, the sequel to The Outer Banks House follows mismatched lovers Abby and Ben as they confront poverty, misfortune and resurfaced relationships that threaten to destroy their marriage.

Q: What books are currently on your bed table? Return to the Outer Banks House

A: Euphoria by Lily King, Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, River of Dust by Virginia Pye

Q: How long have you been writing?

A: I’ve been writing for 11 years. I started writing fiction soon after my mother passed away and my children were very young, as a way of processing my grief and staying mentally engaged and somewhat sane!

Q: What book do you wish you could read again for the first time?

A: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

Q: What is your favorite book and why?

A: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, because of the beautiful prose, the Civil War setting, and the heartbreaking journey for love, redemption and survival.

Q: What brings you to the Outer Banks?

A: My family and I have vacationed on the Outer Banks every summer since the early 1970s. Our vacation home has served as a productive and pleasant base while I’ve conducted all kinds of Outer Banks historical research and exploration.





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