Tuesday, August 23, 2022



Finding inspiration where she least expects it, one woman's life is about to change forever. Life has not been kind to Georgette. Growing up with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother, she clings to the loving memory of a childhood trip to Martha's Vineyard to help see her through the bad times; and now, as an adult, she returns to the island to start her life over. Soon she becomes the private nurse for a prize-winning novelist. As the two become friends, he opens her mind to new possibilities. But everything changes when she encounters the mysterious Dock. Georgette isn't quite sure about him but finds him irresistible. She quickly loses herself in her relationship despite the inherent dangers that come with him. Torn between her own future or spiraling into a life she tried so hard to leave behind, Georgette must make her most important decision ever. Sometimes escaping the past isn't as easy as it appears. The Silence in Sound is the provocative debut novel by Dianne C. Braley detailing the devastating effects of growing up with addiction.

Book Details

Title: The Silence in the Sound 

Author: Dianne C. Braley

Genre: women’s fiction

Publisher: Koehler Books (August 23, 2022)

Print length: 311 pages



A few of your favorite things: dogs, iced coffee, Champagne, dark chocolate
Things you need to throw out: I throw out everything. Per my husband, it’s an issue. I’ve accidentally thrown out my wedding ring three times. (no, it’s not a sign, lol) . . . Hmmm.

Things you need in order to write: inspiration and early mornings. 

Things that hamper your writing: negative thoughts, and as a woman being all things to what feels like everyone some days.

Things you love about writing: seeing the story develop and come together and letting it take me to an unexpected place. 

Things you hate about writing: doing it even when you are not the least bit motivated, but discipline is critical.

Easiest thing about being a writer: nothing.

Hardest thing about being a writer: everything.

Words that describe you: loyal, disciplined, motivated, and strong.

Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: anxious, fearful, occasionally irritated, lol.

Favorite foods: popcorn and chocolate.

Things that make you want to throw up: any type of meat.

Favorite music: I live for music so this is tough. Anything by Billy Joel, but many would say “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” by 80’s hairband Poison.

Music that make your ears bleed: Death Metal and anything by the Grateful Dead.

Favorite smell: the ocean.

Something that makes you hold your nose: Patchouli oil.

Something you’re really good at: being disciplined
Something you’re really bad at: being easy on myself.

Last best thing you ate: a giant bowl of popcorn.

Last thing you regret eating: a giant bowl of popcorn.

Things you always put in your books: my father and footwear.

Things you never put in your books: conventional love.

Things to say to an author: I bought and am reviewing your book.

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: I’ve been thinking about writing a book too.

Favorite places you’ve been: Martha’s Vineyard; Italy.

Places you never want to go to again: a certain part of Tennessee.

Things that make you happy: my family both human and furry, accomplishing a goal, sweeping, singing, and crank calling my mother.

Things that drive you crazy: messiness and procrastination.

Best thing you’ve ever done: go back to school for my creative writing degree.

Biggest mistake: not believing in myself when I was young.


A raw, gritty New Englander, Dianne C. Braley found love for the written word early on, reading and creating stories while trying to escape hers, growing up in the turbulent world of alcoholism while living in the tough inner city. After putting her pencil down for a time, she became a registered nurse finding strength and calm in caring for those who couldn’t care for themselves. Still, she never lost her drive to write and became published in various medical online and printed publications. Seeing a painting and remembering a visit to Martha’s Vineyard as a girl and falling in love when her bare feet first stepped on the sand, she moved there for a time, caring for an ailing Pulitzer prize-winning novelist. He not only was her patient but soon became her friend and motivator. He and his books helped her realize she missed crafting stories, and she had some to tell.

Currently, Dianne and her family, both human, furry, and feathered, are firmly planted in a small-town north of Boston but not far enough away to lose her city edge. She is currently earning her degree in creative writing. Still, she escapes to the Vineyard every summer, picking up her pencil, resetting herself, and writing in the place that again inspired it. The Silence in the Sound is her debut novel.

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