Deep in the Heart of Me


Deep in the Heart of Me is a story that takes place in the years between the Depression and WW2. Tonio is the oldest son of a large farming family. He’s steeped in the security of their traditions and skill. The Depression doesn’t touch them like others due to the innovation of Tonio’s father and uncles. They haul gas and make a tidy profit.

It’s beneath Tonio to have to walk his sisters to school. He calls them the gaggle. But that’s just what he’s doing when the black Ford passes them on their country road. It’s just a glance, a girl, sitting with her father, the new sheriff. Just a glance that turns Tonio upside down and changes everything.

Deep in the Heart of Me is a story of a boy’s plunge into manhood. Smart as a rule, Tonio is heart over head. Too big for his britches? Definitely. Tall, handsome, brave. The world or at least Clannan land is his kingdom. He owns his mother’s, heart. His father has planted Tonio his own grove of pecan trees. He walks with a wide graceful stride.

But while Sobe Bell invades his young heart, someone invades Clannan land. While love brings out Tonio’s gentle side, the invader brings out the angry pride of a reckless warrior.

Tonio will act on both fronts.  And what he puts in motion takes on a momentum that captures them all.

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Thank you Mark!

My proofreader Mark Schultz has graciously mentioned me in a recent interview on Bookwormex. Shout-out to Mark! If you need a sharp pair of eyes on your writing, for editing or proofing, Mark is the guy. In the meantime, this writer wishes to thank Mark and his brilliant dog Grizz for helping me along this writing journey. I am slowly working on shining my babies and putting them in print. I have gone about my writing career in my usual cart-before-horse fashion, but Mark is helping me put it all right. Thanks Mark!

Here’s the interview —

Here’s where you can find Mark:

Rochelle Allison, Author of Heavenly Bodies, Reviews Running With Monkeys!

Thanks to Rochelle Allison for her review of my new book Running With Monkeys.
The thing I love about Munier’s stories is the attention to detail (specifically, the accurate and realistic dialogue, authentic to the time, mentions of places and events…storytelling like this couldn’t be more real.) Maybe Diane Munier is a time traveler.
Anyway, I quickly fell head over heels for the devilishly handsome Jules and his sassy, sweet Isbe. He’s a lover and a fighter, a sweet talker and a bad boy. She’s pure and innocent outwardly, but she’s no doormat. Their lush romance is kept spicy by the way these two lovebirds constantly butt heads; two strong personalities. But so real. You’ll find yourself rooting for these two, as well as the cast of characters that sounds this out – Audie, Francis, Doris and Bobby. They’re living the American dream, right down to flirting with its seedy underbelly…

Safe to say I loved this rollicking novel. So much to appreciate, from the plot to the characterizations. A true pleasure to read, and hard to put down.

Having followed this writer’s work, I knew I had to read this one and I was not disappointed. The writer knows just how to put heart and drama in her story so you can’t wait to turn the next page.

Running With Monkeys is available on Amazon in Kindle book and Print.

News! Running With Monkeys Live on Amazon!

Running With Monkeys is live today on Amazon!

Diane Munier: I Write Love!

Running With Monkeys. Last Day in Kindlescout!


This is it! Last chance to nominate this story in Kindlescout. Running With Monkeys is a story about one man coming home from WW2 to a cold-water flat. It’s a story of friends who have witnessed the great European campaign and lived through it without a scratch only to find they are behind the eight-ball at home. It’s a love story. Jules and Isbe meet and he knows he has a lot to do to be worthy of a girl like her.

Here’s where you can vote if you haven’t already:

Thanks so much.


Running With Monkeys. One Day Left in Kindlescout!




This is it. Last chance to nominate RWM in Amazon’s Kindlescout program. I appreciate all who have voted. I do. In case you need to push that button, here is where you can find it:


Running With Monkeys. Two Days Left in Kindlescout!


My Kindlescout campaign is starting to sing, “Thanks for the Memories.” In two days it will end and nominators will receive a notice. If it’s selected you will, in time, receive a free ebook. If it’s not, stay tuned for notice of its publication on Amazon.

If you haven’t voted for RWM, here is the site:



Running With Monkeys. Three Days Left in Kindlescout!


You have three days left in which to nominate Running With Monkeys for publication in Amazon’s Kindlescout program. If this book is selected, you get a free copy. If not selected, I will publish it immediately in ebook and paper. Running With Monkeys is the story of three returning veterans of WW2–Chimp, Baboon, and Gorilla. They are young men who have lived through the European campaign, the great American push from D-Day to the liberation of Berlin. They are tough, reckless, and entirely loveable.

Here’s where you can vote:


Four Days Left for My Book, Running With Monkeys, in Kindlescout!

I told myself, Girl, when that Kindlescout program is over on December 18th, you better have your Christmas shopping done!

Oh, I’ll be on Amazon today. But not to check my Kindlescout campaign. I’ll be finishing up my list, checking it twice and all that! But you now…if you haven’t voted for this book, will you do so please? The inspiration for my main character, Jules, is a remarkable person. This weekend a rather large group of us are gathering at his home to read aloud a history of the Battle of the Bulge. He went through it and describes it so vividly he brings you there with him. We want to honor him by taking the historical journey together.

Here is where you can vote. And many thanks.

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