‘Circle of Friends’ writer comes to Washington, Wolfe to be at Sunflower Books

Published 6:18 am Monday, June 11, 2007

By By CHRISTINA HALE, Staff Writer
L. Diane Wolfe, author of “The Circle of Friends,” a five-book, fictional series for teens, is coming to Washington Friday to promote her fourth book, “Mike: The Circle of Friends.”
Wolfe will be at Sunflower Books on West Main Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday for a book signing.
Her South-based series features a group of college-age characters and their relationships, while focusing on wholesome and uplifting themes suitable for adults and teens.
Wolfe, who lives in Goldsboro, was a motivational speaker for 10 years before the idea for the series came to her in a dream three years ago.
“There are healthy, good relationships in these stories. … Most people are good people trying to do the right things in life,” she said.
The series was not aimed at young adults in the beginning, Wolfe said. “I was writing what I like to read,” she said.
Book I, “Lori,” is about a swimmer with Olympic dreams; Book II, “Sarah,” focuses on a couple searching for trust; and Book III, “James,” chronicles an abuse survivor.
The fourth book features Mike Taylor, an athlete at Georgia Tech. He is a successful student, but is troubled with guilt over a high school girlfriend’s abortion.
Wolfe said the abortion is “dealt with very lightly.”
Once Taylor finds a new love interest, he’s forced to deal with his past.
The last book in the “Circle of Friends” series, “Heather,” will be published by the end of next year, Wolfe said.
Wolfe manages a writer’s club and leads seminars on publishing and promoting. She hopes to start her own publishing company.
For more information on Wolfe and her books, visit www.thecircleoffriends.net.