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Book Banter S3 EP126: Darlene Dziomba Interview

Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt Book Talk Podcast promotion photo for episode 126 with author Darlene Dziomba. Darlene is on the left in dark green top and shaped pearl and gold necklace and small gold hoop earrings. She has short brown hair. Dianne is on the right of the photo and has pink plastic rimmed glasses and long reddish-brown hair. Next to Darlene is the cover of her book, Fire & Dalmatian, part of her Lily Dreyfus Mystery series. Next to Dianne is the cover of her current Book Banter Magazine issue which shows author Mark L. Redmond in a black cowboy hat, black shirt, and a deep red vest. He wears wire rimmed glasses and has a white mustache and trimmed beard with trees, a blue sky, and brown grass behind him. The words Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt are on the top of the photo with microphones hanging down over each person and the words S3 EP126: Darlene Dziomba, Author of The Lily Dreyfus myseries are on the bottom. The Burckhardt Book and Dianne Burckhardt logos are in the top corners.

Hello My Happy People,

In this week's episode of Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt, I chat with Darlene Dziomba. Darlene is a cozy mystery writer with two passion projects in her life, writing great cozy mysteries and bringing awareness to the need for pet adoptions and the great work being done at no kill shelters. Darlene has plenty of personal experiences to draw from, due to her own work as a volunteer in a no kill shelter. Her protagonist, Lily Dreyfus, is the Adoption Coordinator at the Forever Friends Animal Shelter.

​While animal rescue and adoption has long been an interest for Darlene, being an author was not always a career focus for her. Her career background is actually in finance. She spent 35 years at the University of Pennsylvania doing financial management and fiscal operations. She had no previous writing experience, but that did not stop her from pursuing her dream of writing cozy mysteries. She just set her mind to go after her dream and she did it. 

Once Darlene made the choice to write her cozy mysteries, she went straight to work honing her craft. ​If you have a fondest for well written cozy mysteries with adorable animal sidekicks, you just might have found a new favorite author in Darlene Dziomba. Don't wait, go listen now! 

You can find more on Darlene and all our authors from June and July in the current issue of Book Banter Magazine (link above).



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Time for more Dad Jokes!

How about some Dad jokes about dogs inspired by today's podcast guest.

Q:  Why are dogs such terrible dance partners? 

A:  Because they have two left feet! 

Q:  Why aren't dogs allowed to go to the flea circus? 

A:  Because they always steal the show! 

Q: What do dogs and cellphones have in common?

A: Both have collar ID!

Q: What kind of dog does not make a lot of noise?

A: A hushpuppy!

Q: What kind of dog is always on time?

A: A watchdog!

Q: What kind of dogs love to take long baths?

A: Shampoodles!

Q: What do you call a dog that likes playing in snow?

A: A chili dog!

Q: What do dogs eat for breakfast?

A: Pooched eggs!

And last but not least . . .

Q: Are there any dogs that are good at science?

A: Labs are!


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Book Banter Magazine publishes every other month beginning in February to coincide with the Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast broadcasting seasons. We will also have the Year End Book Buying Guide in November for holiday shopping with every author guest from the current season. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on all our coming issues. Click the cover to read a sample of the latest issue.

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The Into the West Saga Serial is Complete!

Check out the award-winning, historical fiction, family saga, Into the West Saga Serial. All the books, one through seven, are available now on Amazon. Click the phto above for more information or click here to order your copy of each of the seven novellas in this serial today or you can read them all for free with Kindle Unlimited.

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Special Guest: Pedro (P.R.) Burckhardt

Producer for Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt Podcast and Book Banter Magazine

Season Three June/July Episodes:


June 5th, S3 EP121: Westerns, Middle Grade Readers and Adult Fiction

Mark L. Redmond, Author of The Box M Gang Series

Mark's Website


June 12th, S3 EP122: Big Green Egg Cookbook

Ray Sheehan, Author of Big Green Egg Basics from a Master Barbecuer


 June 19th, S3 EP123: Young Readers

S. B. Goncarova, Author of Adventures with Abba Series


June 26th, S3 EP124: Western Mysteries

J.R. Sanders, Author of Nate Ross Series


July 3rd, S3 EP125: Children's Books

     Andreea Rus, Author of Numerous Children's Activity and Storybooks

Andreea on Amazon


July 10th, S3 EP126: Cozy Mysteries with Rescue Dogs

Darlene Dziomba, Author of The Lily Dreyfus Mysteries

July 17th, S3 EP127: Children's Coloring Books

Takiyah Smith, Author of I Love Me! Colorful and Creative (for girls and boys)

 July 24th, S3 EP128: Speculative Fiction

Andrew Najberg. Author of The Neverborn Thief

 July 31st, S3 EP129: Young Adult

Lina Hart, Author of Beyond Power


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