My parents were on their way to Alaska when I was born at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Fairborn, Ohio. My father was in the military, so we moved a lot. I call Southern California my home since I grew up there from the age of ten.
What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
I am surrounded by nature where I live on the California central coast. We overlook a canyon where the air is like an elixir between the forest and the Pacific Ocean. In our canyon, we have, deer, turkeys, raccoons, possum, skunks, coyotes, and bobcats. We also have woodpeckers, turkey hawks, skylar blue jays, doves, and owls.
What turns you on creatively?
When I’m in the moment I’m free. That kind of focus turns me on. I meditate everyday. Creativity is natural to us, but it does require discipline if we’re to be writers or artists of any kind.
What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
There are so many. How about, “spontaneity?” I’ll steal this from my novelette, “Rock Star at La Scala” that’s going to be published in November by the 34th Parallel –
“Spontaneity is the brush of artistry.”
What is your pet peeve?
I have a few: robo calls, cold coffee, religious sales people who knock on doors, someone’s dinner on Facebook.
What defines DC Diamondopolous?
I hope when people see my name they’ll associate it with stories about our shared humanity.
DC Diamondopolous is an award-winning novelette, short story, and flash fiction writer with over 250 stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. DC's stories have appeared in: 34th Parallel, So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Lunch Ticket, Raven Chronicles, Silver Pen, Blue Lake Review, and others. Nominated twice for the 2020 Pushcart Prize, DC was also nominated in 2017 and in 2020 for Best of the Net Anthology. DC’s short story collection, 'Stepping Up' will be published in 2021. She lives on the California central coast with her wife and animals.