A Blurb Instead of a Blog

“With Coldwater, Diana Gould has staked her claim as a writer on par with the L.A. greats. Think Chandler, Macdonald, and Ellroy. A classic Tinsel-land tour from glitz to gutter — narrated by a woman on her own trip to narcotic hell, in a voice you’d follow anywhere. For fans of noir, fans of fearless, unflinching fiction, and fans of literature, this is the kind of book you’ll read till your eyes bleed, then stagger into daylight in sheer, brain-fucking wonder.” —Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent MidnightBad Sex On Speed, and Happy Mutant Baby Pills

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Coldwater No. 1 Best-selling Fiction Paperback at Book Soup!


1. Coldwater (Diana Gould)

2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Maria Semple)

3. Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter)

4. Shortcut Man (PG Sturges)

5. Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

6. Alif the Unseen (G. Willow Wilson)

7. Age Of Miracles (Karen Thompson Walker)

8. Donnybrook (Frank Bill)

9. Wonder Boys (Michael Chabon)

10. Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)

1. Outsource Smart (Daven Michaels)2. Point Your Face at This: Drawings(Demetri Martin)3. Desperado’s Wife: A Memoir (Amy Friedman)

4. This Is a Book (Demetri Martin)

5. Mandela Was Late (Peter Mehlman)

6. Tattoo Machine (Jeff Johnson)

7. Zagat Los Angeles 2013 (Zagat Survey) 

8. Wild (Cheryl Strayed)

9. Stone Free (Andrew Loog Oldham)

10. Proof of Heaven (Eben Alexander)

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The Blog Before The Storm

Storm_cloudsNext week I will be a published author for this first time in my life.  Coldwater, my first novel is about to be published. The moment I have longed for, the moment I have dreaded.    The book goes public, the baby is born, its fate is cast to the winds.

The hard part is done, now it’s time to let go, and let the book find its audience.

Oh, yeah?  Not so fast.

Turns out, not only do writers need to write books that people want to read, it is up to them to reach out and find those readers, and the way to do that is with a blog

I have always believed that the word “blog” comes from the root, “blah, blah, blah.”

But hereon in, I will be blogging, as a way of finding you, dear readers, and letting you know about my book.  And the way to do this, is to let you know about things other than my book, that you also want to know about.

Eventually, this blog will be about topics other than me, and my crime novel, Coldwater, which I am describing as a “femme noir” thriller.

But right now I really want to take note of this very special moment.   I have wanted to be an author since I was nine years old.  It took me years to do it.   I wrestled with the angels and the demons to arrive at this point, and now, the moment has come.  The book is waiting in the wings, the curtain is about to rise.

I hope you like the book.

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My favorite blurb so far…

“Diana Gold’s debut novel is so entertaining you won’t even realize she is leading you through the dark side of Hollywood towards truth and light” — Parabola Magazine.

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