Diane Castle

Black Oil, Red Blood Blog Tour

I’m excited to announce the Black Oil, Red Blood blog tour, which is scheduled for May 1-12th. Watch for fun giveaways, interviews and guest posts on the following book blogs:

May 1st- Shadow Kisses Book Reviews– Interview, Giveaway

May 2nd- Making Connections– Review, Interview, Giveaway

May 3rd- Books… Continue reading

UPS Hell: Why it Doesn’t take the U.S. Post Office to Make You Go Postal

The United States Postal Service has a bad reputation. Workers go crazy and service from government employees sucks, they say, which is why we have private options like UPS and FedEx, right? Because these private options allegedly give the government a run for their money. Because capitalism is the… Continue reading

Is this Book a Blatant Attempt to Profit from the Gulf Oil Disaster?

As soon as Black Oil, Red Blood hit the shelves, I found myself on the receiving end of some pretty nasty comments from people who shall remain nameless. Specifically, people accused me of writing a book about the oil spill in an attempt to profit at the expense of Gulf… Continue reading

Must-see New Photos and Videos of Gulf Devastation.

I’d like to direct your attention to a post over at the Gulf Restoration Network. Despite BP’s massive advertising campaign saying everything is all right, that cleanup is complete, the devastation remains. Scientists have reported ongoing seeps from the Macondo prospect, and Gulf coast residents are still capturing pictures of… Continue reading

POLL: Is BP’s Settlement Offer Good Enough?

What do you think? Take the poll, and leave your comments below.

Do you live on the Gulf Coast? Please Take this Important Pre- and Post-Oil Spill Health Survey

If you live on the Gulf Coast and feel that your health has been impacted by the Gulf Oil Disaster, please fill out this survey. This survey is intended to gather information and raise awareness about symptoms that are occurring in the Gulf Coast population. Filling it out will take… Continue reading

Goodreads Book Giveaway–Get a Free Copy of Black Oil, Red Blood

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Black Oil, Red Blood by Diane Castle

Black Oil, Red Blood

by Diane Castle

Giveaway ends March 14, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


Black Oil, Red Blood is a Legal Thriller. Here’s what the book is about:

The thing about cancer is it’s hard to prove somebody… Continue reading

Black Oil, Red Blood Now Available. Proceeds to Benefit Oil Spill Victims.

I’m thrilled to announce that the legal thriller BLACK OIL, RED BLOOD is now available in print and for Kindle. Other e-book formats will be available shortly.

I used to work for a law firm that sued Big Oil for exposing its employees to carcinogens like benzene and other… Continue reading

Response to Joe Nocera’s “BP Makes Amends” Op-Ed Piece in the New York Times

I was a little alarmed to see an op-ed piece in the New York Times this week called “BP Makes Amends,” by Joe Nocera. In this piece, Nocera demonstrates his complete ignorance of the workings of the tort system, criticizes Americans for exercising their Constitutional right… Continue reading

How to Cover Up a Global Disaster: Lessons from the Ongoing BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

A mere two weeks after the Coast Guard gave BP the okay to halt cleanup operations in the Gulf comes BP’s startling announcement that oil is still leaking from the Macondo field. This time, the oil isn’t leaking from the well head or the riser, but through fractures in the… Continue reading