DIY MFA Radio Episode 119: Behind the Scenes with Debut Author Diane Saxton

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In this episode, Gabriela Pereira speaks with author Diane Saxton about her writing process and path to publishing her debut novel, Peregrine Island. In this interview, they discuss building a story from a theme and a few core characters the contrast between the male and female characters in the story and how sometimes writers don’t realize they’re making artful choices until after they’ve made them. They also talk about Diane’s writing process and how she gets in her writing “zone,” as well as the long and winding path that brought her to finding the perfect home for her book with She Writes Press. is a hub for booklovers and dedicated to on-the-rise authors that readers may not have heard of. For readers constantly in search of new titles, authors and ideas for their next read, BookTrib will introduce them under-the-radar writers who might be a perfect match. BookTrib has it all: new and noteworthy, exclusive reviews, video interviews, the hottest book podcasts, and all the buzz to enhance readers' understanding and enjoyment of books and up and coming authors. Top-notch contributors. In-the-know content partners. Expert recommendations. Behind-the-scenes peeks. is produced by Meryl Moss Media, a 25-year-old literary marketing, publicity and social media firm. Visit

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