Interview + Giveaway with Diana Cosby and HIS DESTINY!

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Diana Cosby, International Best-Selling author (and fellow Margie Lawson grad) , is with me today talking about her upcoming release HIS DESTINY, on sale this October, and chocolate cake! Yes, you heard me right! Chocolate cake! In fact, she’s sharing her very own special recipe of chocolate cake! YUM!!
We’ve got lots of giveaways and lots to talk about!
Remember to leave a comment or ask Diana a question to enter for one of the following prizes:
1) An ARC of HIS DESTINY
2) Claymore letter opener with a sheath (shaped like sword)
3) 1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks

THEIR SECRETS WILL DRAW THEM TOGETHER

As one of England’s most capable mercenaries, Emma Astyn can charm an enemy and brandish a knife with unmatched finesse. Assigned to befriend Dubh Duer, an infamous Scottish rebel, she assumes the guise of innocent damsel Christina Moffat to intercept the writ he’s carrying to a traitorous bishop. But as she gains the dark hero’s confidence and realizes they share a tattered past, compassion—and passion—distract her from the task at hand…

BUT THE TRUTH MAY TEAR THEM APART

His legendary slaying of English knights has won him the name Dubh Duer, but Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder is driven by duty and honor, not heroics. Rescuing Christina from the clutches of several such knights is a matter of obligation for the Scot. But there’s something alluring about her fiery spirit, even if he has misgivings about her tragic history. Together, they’ll endure a perilous journey of love and betrayal, and a harrowing fight for their lives…

Diana, tell us about your upcoming release.

His Destiny is Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder’s story about redemption. A tortured soul, he yearns for a family who believes him dead, and he is determined to somehow mend a bond he shattered. But he doesn’t count on saving a woman he believes is Scottish, her betrayal, or that amongst the setting of Scotland torn in a war for its independence, to find love.

What’s your favorite thing about the book featured here today?

My favorite thing about His Destiny is the characters, their struggles, the challenges they overcome to find peace with self as love; Patrik as Emma both hold dark secrets that can destroy them.

What sparked the idea for this book/series?

I love fairies as crystals. I thought how neat to create a series where by inventive means, each heroine takes a crystal belonging to her respective hero before she flees. I’ve had a blast incorporating that aspect in each MacGruder brother book.

What creates the biggest conflict between your hero and heroine?

As a child, Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder’s family was murdered before his eyes by English knights. Since, he’s despised the English. The heroine, an English mercenary, is hired by an English advisor to gain Patrik’s trust and learn the secrets he knows. His Destiny begins by the heroine pretending to be a Scottish woman in distress, setting up an event where Patrik ‘saves’ her. The biggest conflict is that Emma doesn’t count on falling in love with Patrik, and being forced to decide if she can walk away from her mission or tell him the truth.

Why did you put these two together?

Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder is a tortured hero, a strong knight who would easily overwhelm most women. So, I knew the heroine must be as strong as him, hence I made her a mercenary. Then, I knew his heroine must be English, whom he despises with his every breath. When I paired the two in a dynamic setting, sparks ignited.

What do you love most about this book/series?

That the common theme woven throughout the MacGruder brothers series is, “All is not what it seems.”

What is your writing routine?

Each day after my morning work, I write until I reach my daily goal. When I’m writing new pages, I write 5 pages a day. When I write, I normally have a Macintosh candle going and listen to soundtracks like Braveheart, Rob Roy, or Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

How do you keep in touch with your readers?

Daily on Facebook. Otherwise, e-mail, newsletters, book signings, speaking engagements, and other venues. I love trying new things, and recently appeared at a wine festival where I performed the waltz with a local dancer. Too fun!

What would you like to tell readers?

To always follow your heart and believe in yourself. Dreams are vision of what you can become.

What is your preferred genre to read for pleasure?

Romantic suspense any setting.

What did you do before you became a full-time writer?

I’m a retired Navy Chief, AGC(AW). I was a meteorologist/oceanographer.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you started writing?

To trust myself. Each story is unique, and only we can tell our story.

How would you best describe your books?

Scottish medieval romantic suspense. Think Braveheart meets Romancing The Stone.

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What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?

My life goal is to make a positive difference in others’ lives. In addition to volunteering for Habitat For Humanity as well as other charities, I donate 10% of my royalties to a charity of my choice. As my career grows, my dream of making a larger difference in others life is realized. It’s truly humbling. I have many future goals, buy a working dog for a local police station, buy a fire truck for a local fire department, sponsor an entire home for Habitat For Humanity, with my largest goal being to open a place where military members can stay for free with their families during rehabilitation.

International Food Bank Food Drive:
In addition, I have an annual International Food Bank Food Drive as when you give a person who is struggling a warm meal, you give them hope. To participate:

Between 1 November 2011– 4 December 2011, when you donate to a local food bank, post on my Facebook page or Facebook Fan page, then I’ll add you in the drawing. On 5 December I will draw a name from those received and post the winner’s name on Facebook. The winner will receive an autographed set of the MacGruder brother series: His Captive, His Woman, His Conquest, and His Destiny. I’ll sign the books and send them priority to whomever you would like to give a personal Christmas present!

What are your current projects?

I’m currently working on a story for a Highland Vampire anthology coming out in 2012. Other authors for the trilogy include Hannah Howell, who is an amazing story teller!

I’m preparing for a book signing tour in Scotland during the summer of 2012!

Do You Have Any Undiscovered Or Hidden Talents?

I LOVE to bake, and I often create new recipes.  A favorite is, “Diana Cosby’s Awesome Texas Chocolate Cake.” It has layers of devil food cake, ganache, whipped topping, and shaved chocolate.  **Recipe below**

Do You Believe That The Cup Is Half Empty Or Half Full?

Half full, rising, and I believe each day is filled with enormous blessings.

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert?

Introvert.

Which do you like more—rainy days or snowy days?

Each are amazing and inspire me.

Are you a night or a morning person?

Definitely a morning person!

At The Beach Would You Rather Play In The Sand, Or Play In The Water?

Play in the water.

Are You Usually Late, Early Or Right On Time?

Early.

Where can we find you online?

Website
Facebook

Diana Cosby’s Awesome Texas Chocolate Cake

Devil’s Food Cake mix
Ganache
Whipped topping
Chocolate shavings
Chocolate frosting (*I make homemade.)

Ganache:
.1/2 cup heavy cream
.1 lb. semisweet dark chocolate
*In a heavy saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil. Remove from heat, mix in chocolate, stir until melted. Chill ganache until peanut butter consistency.

Directions:
Bake two 9” layer cakes according to directions. Once cooled, set first layer on a cake plate. Add coat of ganache. Layer with whipped topping. Next, add second layer of cake. Coat with ganache. Frost side of cake. Layer top with whipped topping. Sprinkle on top with chocolate shavings. Chill until served.

Note: I love baking as creating recipes. With a passion for chocolate, I thought the pairing of devil’s food cake, ganache and whipped topping would be yummy. The addition of the whipped topping cuts the sweetness of the cake, making it moist and rich and a perfect anytime cake.

Enjoy!

Most people think of retirement as a time to relax. For me, retiring from my job as a Navy Chief Meteorologist/ Oceanographer allowed me to pursue my passion—writing romance novels. With 33 moves behind me and having traveled through many more countries, I was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people I’ve met over the years.

My years of living in Europe drew me to write in the medieval time frame. After watching the movie Braveheart and with my passion for writing complex plots, I knew I had to write in this volatile medieval timeframe, hence the MacGruder brothers were born.

I have many passions in life, but one that resonates in my life is that of giving. I firmly believe that each of us can make a positive difference in another person’s life. There are so many charities that I believe in. With each book I sell, I will tithe ten percent of my royalties to a charity of my choice. Some of the charities I’ve chosen are:

-The National Trust for Scotland, which acts as guardian of Scotland’s magnificent heritage of architectural, scenic and historic treasures.

-Habitat For Humanity [http://www.graysonhabitat.org/], which gives a deserving family more than a home, but a foundation upon which to build their dreams.

-Ducks Unlimited [http://www.ducks.org/], which supports wildlife and wetlands conservation.

His Captive-Alexander MacGruder
His Woman-Duncan MacGruder
His Conquest-Seathan MacGruder
His Destiny – Oct 2011 Pre-Order now! 
Highland vampire anthology: Title/Release date TBA

Remember to leave a comment or ask Diana a question to enter for one of the following prizes:
1) An ARC of HIS DESTINY
2) Claymore letter opener with a sheath (shaped like sword)
3) 1 of 5 custom handmade bookmarks
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Claymore letter opener US/Can only
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87 Responses to Interview + Giveaway with Diana Cosby and HIS DESTINY!

  • ***CONGRATULATIONS, and again, my sincere thanks for stopping by! It was a pleasure to 'meet' you. I hope you enjoy the MacGruder brothers series, and I wish each of you the very best!!!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

    *~*

    Joan Swan said…

    WINNERS chosen by Random.org! Congratulations!

    I have sent you all an email!

    HIS DESTINY: Denise

    Letter Opener: Betty

    Bookmarks:
    Cindy
    Avery
    Anita
    Renee
    Diane

  • WINNERS chosen by Random.org! Congratulations!

    I have sent you all an email!

    HIS DESTINY: Denise

    Letter Opener: Betty

    Bookmarks:
    Cindy
    Avery
    Anita
    Renee
    Diane

  • Isis Rushdan wrote: Sorry, I'm late to the interview. Been battling a cold all week.

    ~*Hugs* Isis, always fabulous to see you. So sorry to hear about your cold. Ugh. I hope you shake it soon!

    This book sounds like so much fun. It's important to make the hero and heroine equals, which can be tough in historicals, but you do such an excellent job.

    ~Thank you so much for your kind words. I agree, it’s important to challenge the characters, make them grow into the person they can become. Pairing them with a strong love interest in addition to making an exciting read, also helps to ensure that growth.

    Thanks for sharing your cake recipe. Looks like one even I could pull off :). Do you make your own whipped topping or use something from a can??

    ~It’s pretty straight forward. I make my own whipped topping, which is always yummy, but I’ve used pre-made whipped cream as well. Both are good. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by, always great to see another RomVet! http://isisrushdan.com/ Enjoy your day, know I’m cheering for you, and wishing you every success!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Sorry, I'm late to the interview. Been battling a cold all week. This book sounds like so much fun. It's important to make the hero and heroine equals, which can be tough in historicals, but you do such an excellent job.

    Thanks for sharing your cake recipe. Looks like one even I could pull off :). Do you make your own whipped topping or use something from a can??

  • Diana wrote: Great interview!

    ~Hi Diana, glad you enjoyed. Joan did a wonderful job, and the interview was fun!

    HIS DESTINY has very beautiful story and the characters seem very interesting.

    ~Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy Patrik and Emma’s story. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing “Diana Cosby’s Awesome Texas Chocolate Cake.” Cake looks delicious. I have to try the recipe.

    ~I hope you enjoy. I’d love to know what you think. 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway!(international)

    ~Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope you’re enjoying your day, and I wish you the very best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • ReneeRearden wrote: Diana, Congratulations on the release of His Destiny!

    ~Thank you so much, Renee, I’m ultra-excited!

    The cover is beautiful,

    ~Thank you very much, I’ve been blessed with amazing covers for the MacGruder brothers series. Love, love, love the tartan! And, the guy, yeah he’s hot!

    I can't wait to read about Patrik and Emma's journey.

    ~I sincerely hope you enjoy, it was an intriguing book to write.

    Thank you for sharing so much about yourself and your writing. Getting to know the author behind the novel makes the story even more satisfying. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    ~Joan did a wonderful job on the interview and made it super fun. 🙂 I appreciate your stopping by, and I wish you the very best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Great interview! HIS DESTINY has very beautiful story and the characters seem very interesting. Thank you for sharing “Diana Cosby’s Awesome Texas Chocolate Cake.” Cake looks delicious. I have to try the recipe.
    Thank you for the giveaway!(international)

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  • Diana,

    Congratulations on the release of His Destiny! The cover is beautiful, and I can't wait to read about Patrik and Emma's journey. Thank you for sharing so much about yourself and your writing. Getting to know the author behind the novel makes the story even more satisfying.

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    ReneeRearden(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Joan,
    Again, my sincere thanks for having me on One Word At A Time! I sincerely appreciate all of your hard work, and look forward to my return visit — I know 'just' the perfect recipe to share. 🙂 Have a fabulous day!
    *Hugs*

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Beth Trissel wrote: Diana, His Destiny sounds fabulous as does that chocolate cake.

    ~Hi Beth, thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy meeting the MacGruder brothers as the cake. I love both! 🙂

    What a wonderful giveaway.

    ~Joan did a wonderful job in setting up this blog. She’s amazing! Take care and I wish you continued success in your writing career! http://www.bethtrissel.com/ Enjoy your day!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Victoria wrote: Hi Diana – I haven't read you yet. Looks like I will be though :).

    ~Hi Victoria, my sincere thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy meeting the MacGruder brothers, and love them as much as I do. 🙂

    Your cake sounds yummy.

    ~Thank you. If you decide to try the recipe, I hope you enjoy!

    Where is your favorite place to write and if you could write anywhere in the world where would it be?

    ~I’ve written at the ocean several times and absolutely love that. I want to write in a castle in Scotland. I know it’ll be amazingly inspiring! 🙂 Take care, enjoy your day, and I wish you the best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Linda wrote: From the description of your books Diana "Braveheart meets Romancing The Stone" I think I'm going to love reading them. Both are 2 firm favorites of mine.

    ~Hi Linda, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I sincerely hope you enjoy meeting the MacGruder brothers. Their stories are amazing to write, and I’m looking forward to more exploits in the future. I love both Braveheart as Romancing The Stone. Both hold fascinating characters and wonderful action.

    I like baking tho but admit I'm not very good at it 🙁 I hate an equal success vs failure rate & I'm always on the look out for foolproof recipes! Thanks for sharing.

    ~The recipe is fairly straight forward. Once I tried to make ganache, I was surprised how simple it was. And yummy, holy cow. You’ll be a convert. *G* Take care, happy cooking, and I wish you the best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Na wrote: Diana, you are a brand new author to me but not for long likely. I can never resist a Scottish story, and a Scottish rebel takes the cake!

    ~Hi Na, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate your interest in the MacGruder brother series, and I hope you enjoy!

    I always did think sweets and romance go together nicely 🙂

    ~:) Oh yeah. Take care, enjoy your day, and I wish you the best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Louisa Cornell wrote: I love a tortured hero! And your heroine sounds like she can kick butt and take names. My kind of gal.

    ~Hi Louisa, I’m so a huge tortured hero fan. And oh yeah, gotta love those heroines who dust themselves off and go kick butt! 🙂

    A book signing tour in Scotland! How awesome is that!

    ~I’m super psyched. It’s going to be amazing!

    And I am SO sending a copy of that cake recipe to my Mom. I run a bakery in the day job so I hate to bake at home. Mom does all of my baking and I know she'll love this one!

    ~Neat. I’m such a huge fan of baked goods. When you walk into a bakery, the smell is incredible!

    What are some of your favorite research resources?

    ~I have a sizeable personal research library, and I belong to several on-line Scottish research groups, two groups which are re-enactors. Some re-enactors play, but there are many who are very serious and diligent in their research for their persona.

    And I can't wait for the highland vampire anthology to come out. Sounds like a great read.

    ~I hope you enjoy. It’s my first foray as a writer into the vampire realm, but I’m enjoying it. My sincere thanks for stopping by. Have a super day, and I wish you the very best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Denise Z wrote: Hopped over from twitter and I thank you for sharing this wonderful interview. I would love to read His Destiny and appreciate the giveaway opportunity.

    ~Hi Denise, thank you so much for stopping by. I agree, Joan did a wonderful interview, and it’s my sincere pleasure to be here. I hope you enjoy meeting the MacGruder brothers. Have a super day, and I wish you the best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Caroline Clemmons wrote: Diana, you know I love your writing. I can't wait to read Patrik MacGruder's story.

    ~Hi Caroline, always fabulous to see you! *Hugs* Thank you so much, I sincerely hope you enjoy Patrik’s story. It’s truly a book of my heart. And, I’m so proud of you, your stories rock! http://www.carolineclemmons.com/

    Best wishes in your new home and continued success with your career!

    ~*Hugs* Thank you so much. And please know I wish you every success!
    Love you!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • *yadkny* wrote: Hi Diana & Joan!

    ~Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today.

    Very inspiring, Diana, on your royalties donation and food bank drive contest… I hope there are lots of entries.

    ~Thank you. I’m excited about this year’s International Food Bank Food Drive and believe it will be the best yet! This year the event will be kicked off at the Magical Musings blog (http://magicalmusings.com/ ) on 1 November, along with a one-page article on the food drive in First For Women Magazine, which is scheduled to hit newsstands on 11/21/11 and run until 12/12/11.

    Have fun on your Scotland tour next year. That should be a lot of fun and hopefully one day I'll get there myself:)

    ~I know it’s going to be amazing. When you visit, I hope it exceeds all of your dreams!

    All of your books sound and look incredible, so they've naturally all been added to my wishlist. I've noticed that they are reasonably priced too:)

    ~Thank you so much, I sincerely hope you enjoy meeting the MacGruder brothers! I was blessed that my books were part of the debut program with Kensington, which lowered the initial prices of my books to encourage readers to try a new author. 🙂

    BTW – I am definitely trying out this weekend your fab recipe for Awesome Texas Chocolate Cake… sounds easy enough I should be able to handle it:)

    ~I hope you enjoy. It’s pretty straight forward. I was surprised how simple ganache was to make, but holy cow, is it yummy! I’d love to hear what you think. 

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ~My sincere thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your taking the time to comment. Have a super day, and I wish you the best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Joan Swan wrote: I'm thrilled to have you, Diana! You are a fantastic guest and welcome anytime!

    ~My sincere thanks, I’m having a blast!

    And next time you guest, I'll have a WORDPRESS blog and none of the commenting issues 🙂

    ~I appreciate all of your hard work. Fabulous layout, prizes, questions, and working behind the scenes to make this day amazing. I’d love to be a return guest, thank you. *Hugs*
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Karilyn Bentley wrote: Hi Diana, Great excerpt! The book sounds terrific.

    ~Hi Karilyn, thank you so much for stopping by and your kind words. I hope you enjoy, His Destiny was an amazing book to write.

    And the cake. Yummy. When did you want me to show up at your house and pick it up? ha! 🙂

    ~*G* It’s a really yummy cake, I mean, how can you pair devil’s food, ganache, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate and it not be good? If you try the recipe, enjoy!

    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck on your release!

    ~My sincere thanks. Take care, enjoy your day, and I wish you the best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • GzNKz4evr wrote: Holy Moly! That cake is a chocolate lovers dream! I am so going make it! But then I am going to hide it because I have NO intention of sharing. Hey, don't judge, when you have six kids you have to be crafty or lose out! **winks**

    ~LOL 🙂 I hope you enjoy the cake. It’s pretty basic, but holy cow, it’s yummy. I like that it’s not too sweet. I make homemade chocolate frosting for the sides, which tends not to be as sweet as the one you buy.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Romancing the Stone. Jewel of the Nile, eh … but Romancing the Stone? Fabulous!

    ~I love both movies, they rock. I love my heroine’s feisty and my stories to be filled with action. I hope you enjoy meeting the MacGruder brothers!

    This book sounds terrific. I enjoy stories where the heroine isn't a wilted flower that needs a pick-me-up from the hero. When they can hold their own, the attraction is that much more sexier!

    ~I love strong heroines as well. When they get together with the hero, oh yeah, the attraction explodes. ^5

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    ~Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a fabulous day, and may chocolate be in your future! *G*
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Dana wrote: Diana, I love reading your books especially this series with the brothers. I love that Patrick is back and I look forward to reading more about him.

    ~Hi Dana, thank you so much for stopping by as your kind words. I love writing the MacGruder brother’s stories, and I’m thrilled you are enjoying them as well! Please check back on my website for upcoming exciting news about the MacGruder brothers series!

    I also can't wait for Vampires!

    ~I love reading vampire stories, and I’m excited to write one, more so that it’s set in the Highlands. 🙂

    I too believe in giving back to charities, I love the fact that you give part of each book sale to charity. How awesome….

    ~I’m humbled to be able to give back, and thankful if anything I do makes a positive difference in others’ lives. Take care, enjoy your day, and I wish you the very best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Diana, His Destiny sounds fabulous as does that chocolate cake. What a wonderful giveaway.

  • Hi Diana – I haven't read you yet. Looks like I will be though :). Your cake sounds yummy.
    Where is your favorite place to write and if you could write anywhere in the world where would it be?

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  • From the description of your books Diana "Braveheart meets Romancing The Stone" I think I'm going to love reading them. Both are 2 firm favourites of mine.

    I like baking tho but admit I'm not very good at it 🙁 I hate an equal success vs failure rate & I'm always on the look out for foolproof recipes! Thanks for sharing.

    thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

  • Diana, you are a brand new author to me but not for long likely. I can never resist a Scottish story, and a Scottish rebel takes the cake! I always did think sweets and romance go together nicely 🙂

  • I love a tortured hero! And your heroine sounds like she can kick butt and take names. My kind of gal.

    A book signing tour in Scotland! How awesome is that! And I am SO sending a copy of that cake recipe to my Mom. I run a bakery in the day job so I hate to bake at home. Mom does all of my baking and I know she'll love this one!

    What are some of your favorite research resources?

    And I can't wait for the highland vampire anthology to come out. Sounds like a great read.

  • Hopped over from twitter and I thank you for sharing this wonderful interview. I would love to read His Destiny and appreciate the giveaway opportunity.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Diana, you know I love your writing. I can't wait to read Patrik MacGruder's story. Best wishes in your new home and continued success with your career!

    Caroline
    carolyn@uwmail.com

  • Hi Diana & Joan!
    Very inspiring, Diana, on your royalties donation and food bank drive contest… I hope there are lots of entries. Have fun on your Scotland tour next year. That should be a lot of fun and hopefully one day I'll get there myself:) All of your books sound and look incredible, so they've naturally all been added to my wishlist. I've noticed that they are reasonably priced too:)

    BTW – I am definitely trying out this weekend your fab recipe for Awesome Texas Chocolate Cake… sounds easy enough I should be able to handle it:)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    yadkny@hotmail.com

  • I'm thrilled to have you, Diana! You are a fantastic guest and welcome anytime! And next time you guest, I'll have a WORDPRESS blog and none of the commenting issues 🙂

  • Hi Diana,
    Great excerpt! The book sounds terrific. And the cake. Yummy. When did you want me to show up at your house and pick it up? ha! 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck on your release!

  • Holy Moly! That cake is a chocolate lovers dream! I am so going make it! But then I am going to hide it because I have NO intention of sharing. Hey, don't judge, when you have six kids you have to be crafty or lose out! **winks**

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Romancing the Stone. Jewel of the Nile, eh … but Romancing the Stone? Fabulous!

    This book sounds terrific. I enjoy stories where the heroine isn't a wilted flower that needs a pick-me-up from the hero. When they can hold their own, the attraction is that much more sexier!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    kendraedens@gmail.com

  • Diana, I love reading your books especially this series with the brothers. I love that Patrick is back and I look forward to reading more about him. I also can't wait for Vampires! I too believe in giving back to charities, I love the fact that you give part of each book sale to charity. How awesome….

    Dana swfbsn25@aol.com

  • My sincere thanks to everyone who stopped by to say. I appreciate every comment!

    If you would like a signed bookmark for His Destiny, please e me an address to mail it to my e-mail at: diana@dianacosby.com

    Joan, my sincere thanks for having me on your blog. It's been a blast! I will continued to reply to any questions received. Take care, and I look forward to returning in the future! *Hugs*

    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Jeanne Adams wrote: That should, of course, be GRINS, not grings. *eye roll*

    ~No problem, Jeanne, I’ve got your back! ^5
    *Hugs*

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Jeanne Adams wrote: Hey again, Diana! Thanks for the shout out about my books. :>

    ~^5 My pleasure. SOOOO proud of you!!!

    Hope to see you at the WRW Retreat as well this year. I missed last year b/c of a baseball tournament. First I've missed in years.

    ~I’m looking forward to seeing everyone. I know it’ll be different not at Hilltop House, but it’ll still be wonderful.

    Cool about the geothermal and spray foam. Keeping that in mind for the "next house" – grins.

    ~I also had a rinnai on-demand hot water set-up. Loved it! http://www.rinnai.us/ If you’re seriously looking at installing an on-demand hot water, please e me and I’ll go through things to consider, which I wish I had known before. But, it seriously rocks! And, last but not least, I put in 20” x 20” ceramic tiles that looked like travertine. Loved them! Clean up is soooo simple. Wishing you the best!
    *Hugs*

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • That should, of course, be GRINS, not grings. *eye roll*

  • Hey again, Diana! Thanks for the shout out about my books. :>

    Hope to see you at the WRW Retreat as well this year. I missed last year b/c of a baseball tournament. First I've missed in years.

    Cool about the geothermal and spray foam. Keeping that in mind for the "next house" – grings.

  • Margie Lawson wrote: Diana — You attended my first two full day master class on Empowering Characters' Emotions in Virginia, in 2004?

    ~Hi Margie, fabulous seeing you! Yes, I’ve attended not only your in-classroom classes, but numerous on-line classes. You’ve taught me SO much. My sincere thanks for your patience over the years for the numerous questions I’ve asked. I LOVE YOUR CLASSES and HIGHLY recommend them! 🙂 You’ve truly helped so many writers hone their craft.
    http://www.margielawson.com/

    I'm yell-it-from-the-rooftops THRILLED for your writing success! I enjoy your writing, and can't wait to read HIS DESTINY.

    ~*Hugs* Thank you so much for your belief in me and your support. I’m humbled. You’re a wonderful teacher. I hope you enjoy His Destiny, it’s a book of my heart.

    I'm looking forward to featuring you on my Pubbed Margie Grad Blog next month!

    ~I’m super psyched to be featured, it’s an honor! http://www.margielawson.com/margies-writing-blog
    My sincere thanks for everything, wishing you continued success!
    Huge HUGS!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Anonymous wrote: Thank you for such an enjoyable interview and for telling us all about "His Destiny".

    ~Hi Diane, thank you so much for stopping by. I agree, Joan had fabulous questions and made the interview fun!

    I absolutely adore and love a good love story and I can't wait to read this as it contains everything that I love, passion, intrigue and romance. I also like the fact that it's a story about a "tortured hero". I want to be carried away to another time and place where people lived, loved, and were finding their way to each other.

    ~I sincerely hope you enjoy His Destiny. Patrik is truly a tortured soul. I loved writing his and Emma’s story!

    I adore Historical Romance with a passion. Inevitably, I end up falling in love with the hero. *Sigh*. I'm always grateful for being so delightfully entertained whilst being enriched and enlightened at the same time.

    ~I’m a huge fan of tortured heroes as well. It’s that nurturer thing. 🙂

    My question for you is:- Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

    ~I really enjoy Nancy Haddock’s stories. I love her playfulness with her characters. Fun reads.
    http://www.nancyhaddock.com/

    Congratulations on your new release and, for this awesome opportunity.

    ~My sincere thanks. I love writing the MacGruders stories, and it’s humbling that others enjoy them as well. Take care, enjoy your evening, and I wish you the very best! *Hugs*
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Jeanmarie Hamilton wrote: Diana, Enjoyed your post. Great interview too!

    ~Hi Jeanmarie, thank you so much for stopping by. Joan did a fabulous job on the interview as setting up today’s blog. 🙂

    Can hardly wait to read His Destiny,

    ~I sincerely hope you enjoy Patrik and Emma’s story. Theirs was an amazing journey to write.

    and I'll be looking forward also to the vampire anthology. 🙂

    ~Thank you so much, I’m about finished it, then onto my next project. Super-secret as now, but I’m hoping to announce the exciting news soon! I’m so proud of you for all you’ve achieved in your career, and I wish you continued success! http://www.jeanmariehamilton.com/
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Diana —

    You attended my first two full day master class on Empowering Characters' Emotions in Virginia, in 2004?

    I'm yell-it-from-the-rooftops THRILLED for your writing success! I enjoy your writing, and can't wait to read HIS DESTINY.

    I'm looking forward to featuring you on my Pubbed Margie Grad Blog next month!

  • Thank you for such an enjoyable interview and for telling us all about "His Destiny".

    I absolutely adore and love a good love story and I can't wait to read this as it contains everything that I love, passion, intrigue and romance. I also like the fact that it's a story about a "tortured hero". I want to be carried away to another time and place where people lived, loved, and were finding their way to each other.

    I adore Historical Romance with a passion. Inevitably, I end up falling in love with the hero. *Sigh*. I'm always grateful for being so delightfully entertained whilst being enriched and enlightened at the same time.

    My question for you is:- Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

    Congratulations on your new release and, for this awesome opportunity.

    dpd333 AT aol dot com

    Diane

  • Diana,
    Enjoyed your post. Great interview too! Can hardly wait to read His Destiny, and I'll be looking forward also to the vampire anthology. 🙂

    Hugs!

  • Sara W. wrote: Where do you get your inspiration for your heroes/heroines?

    ~Hi Sara, my sincere thanks for taking the time to stop by today. My inspiration for heroes and heroines comes from the bones of the story. I ask myself, what type of character dies this story demand? Bits and pieces of the person I need fall into place, and the more I research, the more they become whole. But, I really learn who they are as I write the first draft. Take care and enjoy your day. I wish you the very best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Where do you get your inspiration for your heros/heroines?

  • Desere wrote: Awesome post and a really stunning contest ,thanks so much for allowing international entries for the book and book marks !

    ~Hi Desere, thank you so much for stopping by. A pleasure to ‘meet’ you. I agree, Joan did a fabulous job on the intereview. 🙂

    Where do you find your most inspiration for your work from ??

    ~Inspiration for my stories comes from various ways. Most of the time, while I’m researching I’ll find a fact that blows me away. Then, I wrap a story around it. In book #1 of the MacGruder brothers series, His Captive, the fact about William Wallace is true! Again, my thanks for stopping by. Take care and have a fabulous day. I wish you the very best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Awesome post and a really stunning contest ,thansk so much for allwoing international entries for the book and book marks !

    Where do you find your most inspiration for your work from ??

    desere_steenberg@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous wrote: Diana, great interview!

    ~Thank you so much, Cindy, Joan did a fabulous job on the interview. 🙂 I appreciate your stopping by. I’m so proud of you and all you’ve achieved with your writing. *Hugs* I’m wishing you continued success!
    http://cindyprocter-king.com/books.html

    I've tried to post twice but the comment disappears when I hit Post Comment or Preview. I always have a lot of trouble with blogs that use that commenting format. But great interview!!

    Cindy
    cindypk@shaw.caSlaìnte!

    ~Cindy, thanks for wielding through the blog dragons to post. Always great to see you! *Hugs*
    Love you!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Diana, great interview! I've tried to post twice but the comment disappears when I hit Post Comment or Preview. I always have a lot of trouble with blogs that use that commenting format. But great interview!!

    Cindy
    cindypk@shaw.ca

  • Jenn wrote: Looks like such a great book! Adding it to my TBR (to be read) list as we speak. What a great giveaway…

    ~Hi Jenn, thank you so much for stopping by. Thank you so much for adding His Destiny to your TBR pile. It’s the fourth book in the MacGruder series. Each is a stand-alone novel, but some readers like to read them in order. I’d love to hear what you think. Take care, enjoy your evening, and I wish you the very best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Anita Clenney wrote: This was a wonderful interview, Diana. I feel like I learned so much about you.

    ~Hi Anita, yes, Joan did a wonderful job on the interview. 🙂 I appreciate your stopping by. Love your website – Rae Monet rocks! – and wow, yummy Highland covers!!! http://www.anitaclenney.com/

    I think it's so great that you donate part of your royalties.

    ~Throughout my life I’ve been blessed by so many people who have taken time out of their crazy lives to help mine. If anything I do helps and or inspires others, I feel blessed.

    I'm even more in awe of you than I was before. And this story sounds like a fantastic read.

    ~His Destiny was such a personal journey. It truly is a book of my heart, and I feel my strongest writing to date. I love the characters so much, and I hope you enjoy Patrik and Emma’s story as well. My sincere thanks for stopping by, and I wish you continued success!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Looks like such a great book! Adding it to my TBR (to be read) list as we speak. What a great giveaway…

  • This was a wonderful interview, Diana. I feel like I learned so much about you. I think it's so great that you donate part of your royalties. I'm even more in awe of you than I was before. And this story sounds like a fantastic read.

  • Anonymous wrote: Hi Diana, So glad I found your blog because I'm always looking for a good Scottish romance. I'm looking forward to discovering yet another Scottish romance author!

    ~Hi Lindsey, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I know you had to fight the blog dragons to get here. 🙂 I sincerely hope you enjoy meeting the MacGruder brothers. I’m loving writing the series. I explain my style of writing as, “Think Braveheart meets Romancing The Stone.” *G* Take care, again I thank you for stopping by, and wishing you the best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Mary wrote: Diana, you're not only an amazing writer, but an amazing woman! May the wind be always at your back. 🙂 ~Hugs~

    ~*Hugs* Mary, my sincere thanks for stopping by and your kind words. Holy cow, I only dream as writing as well as you, you’re amazing! http://www.maryjforbes.com/

    PS–What cities do you plan to visit in Scotland?

    ~Definitely Edinburgh and Glasgow, and after that, I’ll see as I firm up events. I’m ultra excited as I know it’s going to be a blast! Take care and wishing you every success! *Hugs*
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Hi Diana, So glad I found your blog because I'm always looking for a good Scottish romance. I'm looking forward to discovering yet another Scottish romance author!

    Lindsey
    lbhearts@comcast.net

  • Diana, you're not only an amazing writer, but an amazing woman! May the wind be always at your back. 🙂 ~Hugs~

    PS–What cities do you plan to visit in Scotland?

    Mary

  • derekd wrote: Diana, Loved the first three books on the MacGruder boys,

    ~Thank you so much, Derek. I had a blast writing them!

    but was a wee bit confused about how you were writing Patrik's story since he died in book 3. I see now he's not dead.

    ~When you read what happened, you’ll see that I took a true fact from book #1 of the series, His Captive, and incorporated it into my plot for Patrik. The fact was so amazing, that for me it was natural to use it for Patrik.

    Lovely overall plot twist. Looking forward to reading it. Good luck with sales!

    ~Thank you so much. I sincerely hope you enjoy His Destiny. I’d love to hear what you think. Have a super day, and thanks for helping me with my question on the Scottish loop! ^5
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Diana,

    Loved the first three books on the MacGruder boys, but was a wee bit confused about how you were writing Patrik's story since he died in book 3. I see now he's not dead. Lovely overall plot twist. Looking forward to reading it. Good luck with sales!

  • Darynda wrote: This series sounds fantastic, Diana!!!

    ~Hi Darynda, thank you so much. I’m having a blast writing the brother’s books. I can’t reveal the exciting news as yet, but please check on my website for fabulous news about the MacGruder brothers series!!!

    And that cake… now you've done it.

    ~LOL Enjoy, I love it. Whenever I make the chocolate cake, it disappears!

    Great interview, you two! ~D~

    ~Thank you so much, Joan did a wonderful job. I appreciate your stopping by. Take care, have a super day, and I wish you the very best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • This series sounds fantastic, Diana!!! And that cake… now you've done it.

    Great interview, you two! ~D~

  • Vicki Batman wrote: Hi, Diana! Another good book!!!

    ~Hi Vicki, always wonderful to see you! *Hugs* I’m ultra-excited at the release of His Destiny. I sincerely hope you enjoy!

    It's fantastic to see you here and I am wishing you all kinds of wonderful, good things.

    ~ Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so excited for your career. You’re doing amazing. Wishing you continued success!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Hi, Diana! Another good book!!!

    It's fantastic to see you here and I am wishing you all kinds of wonderful, good things.

  • Nancy wrote: No need to enter me. I buy all Diana's books as fast as I can!

    ~Hi Nancy, always fabulous to see you! *Hugs* Thank you for stopping by, I know you’re super busy with your release of, “Always The Vampire.” Love the look of your new website! http://www.nancyhaddock.com/

    Joan, thank you so much for this interview! I always love catching up with Diana.

    ~Joan did a wonderful interview. I sincerely thank her for having me on her blog.

    Diana, fair winds and following seas! And big hugs!!

    ~My sincere best to you as well. I’m so proud of you, and I wish you continued success! *Hugs*

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • No need to enter me. I buy all Diana's books as fast as I can!

    Joan, thank you so much for this interview! I always love catching up with Diana.

    Diana, fair winds and following seas! And big hugs!!

    Light,
    Nancy Haddock
    http://www.nancyhaddock.com

  • Anna wrote: Great interview!

    ~Hi Anna, thank you so much for stopping by. Joan did a wonderful job on the interview. It’s a sincere pleasure to be here.

    Book looks like a treat. 🙂

    ~I hope you enjoy meeting the MacGruder brothers. I’m having so much fun writing their series. Please check back on my Facebook page or website for exciting news about the series. Take care and have a fabulous day!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Great interview! Book looks like a treat. 🙂

  • Bettysunflower wrote: Diana, Looks like my post got lost. (try again)

    ~Hi Betty, my sincere thanks for stopping by. Sorry you had to fight the blog gremlins. Sigh.

    I just wanted to say how much I love your books and very much look forward to this one. I always love a tortured hero and this one sounds like he will give us a fun read.

    ~Thank you so much for your kind words, Betty. I love writing my stories, and that others enjoy them is humbling. I love tortured heroes, and Patrik so fit the bill. I loved the challenge of him finding acceptance and forgiveness from a family who believes him dead. I sincerely hope you enjoy. Have a super day!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Maggie Toussaint: Blogger ate my first post. Grrr. Deep breath.

    ~*Hugs* Maggie, always fabulous to see you. Thank you so much for fighting the blogger dragons to post!

    Thanks for writing Patrik's story. I've found him intriguing in the other books of your series and now I get to learn all about him. How very cool.

    ~I sincerely hope you enjoy Patrik and Emma’s story. Their journey truly moved me, and I believe my strongest writing yet.

    And drat. That cake sounds yummy. Any chance you have the zero calorie version?

    ~LOL You can try to create a zero calorie version on your end. Me, I don’t eat sweets much, but when I do, I do it right. *G* You can always make it for an event, then sneak yourself a small slice. Hey, I’m trying to help here. Take care, always wonderful to see you, and you’re such an inspiration in my life. Wishing you continued success in your fabulous career! http://www.maggietoussaint.com/
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • InlovewithLove wrote: can't wait to get my hands on it ^_^ ~

    ~:) Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I sincerely hope you enjoy His Destiny. It truly is a book of my heart.

    keep up the Fab work your doing ^_^

    ~Thank you for your good wishes. I love helping to make a positive difference in others’ lives. If I achieve that goal, a blessing. Take care and have a fabulous day!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • j. barrett, wrote: wow i was thinking this was like braveheart. glad i kept reading this. sounds like a good read, strong story line.

    ~Hi Julie, thank you so much for stopping by. I loved the story line for His Destiny. It’s a journey of redemption, of finding acceptance as forgiveness from a family who believes him dead, as well as finding love set against the Braveheart timeframe. I sincerely hope you enjoy. Take care and have a fabulous day!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Avery Flynn wrote: Diana, what a great interview.

    ~Hi Avery, thank you so much for stopping by.

    I just love your food drive idea. Bravo!

    ~The idea of a food drive was a momentary thought. That it transformed into what it has is amazing. I’m humbled by the growth. Best, the food banks as those they serve win. I hope you have a super day!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Jeanne Adams: Hi Diana! *waves madly!* We know one another from WRW days. :>

    ~Hey Jeanne, fabulous to see you! *Hugs* Yes, WRW and where I sold my first two books. How are you doing? I hope super!

    How did the "green" house turn out in the end? Now that you've lived in it for a few years….

    ~Amazing. I sincerely had no idea how efficient a green home could be. Wow. Love the geothermal. I would never build another home without spray foam insulation – period.

    LOVElovelove your books.

    ~*Hugs* My sincere thanks for your kind words. It’s humbling that others enjoy my stories.

    Sorry I missed you signing at Nora's in the spring, I think. I ordered a book, though. Grins.

    ~I know we’ll connect again. I want to make the retreat this year.  And, I’m so thrilled with the success of your career! http://www.jeannepadams.com/index.php/category/books/
    Wow, you rock! And, wishing you continued success!

    So what's been the most unusual "factoid" you've run across in your Scottish research?

    ~There’s sooo many, but one that I love is the fact that Robert Bruce was such a politician. He switched sides and swore fealty to the respective side so often, that by the late 1290’s, King Edward refused to put him in charge of anything of relevance. One time when he switched sides, King Edward had sent Robert Bruce to seize Douglas Castle. Except, when he arrived, he switched sides to Scotland instead.

    Meant to also say thank you for the cake recipe! That sounds scrumptious.

    ~If you try it, I hope you enjoy. The thing I like about this cake is it’s not overly sweet. I always make homemade chocolate frosting for the sides. Take care, fabulous to see you, and wishing you the very best! *Hugs*
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Sheree wrote: The cake sounds so decadent!

    ~Hi Sheree, thank you so much for stopping by. The cake is yummy. If you try it, I’d love to know what you think. I love baking, and it’s always fun to pair things that we like. What’s your favorite thing to cook or bake?

    And it's so awesome of you to hold a contest for your readers' local food banks!

    ~That I can help fill food bank shelves is humbling. When you give a person a warm meal, a break in life when things are challenging, it truly can make a difference in their lives. Take care and wishing you the best!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Raonaid Luckwell said: Since you listen to soundtracks like Braveheart, Rob Roy, and Elizabeth, have you ever considered listening to Clannad? I would suggest the earlier ones I love the ones sang in Gaelic. Enya? Lorena McKennitt, Omnia?
    Sorry overload I know.

    ~Hi Raonaid, I appreciate your taking time to stop by. Not an overload at all.  I enjoy the music of Clannad, Enya and Lorena McKennit. I’ve never heard of Omnia, excellent, I’ll have to check them out. I’m always on the lookout for new music to write to. Thank you for the suggestion, and have a fabulous day!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Temara wrote: Diana what's your favorite thing about writing?

    ~Hi Temara, thank you so much for stopping by today. My favorite thing about writing is the characters. Each are so unique. As I write their stories, they always surprise me. And, I love crafting intriguing plots that challenge each character. Have a fabulous day!
    Slaìnte!

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.
    http://www.dianacosby.com

  • Diana,
    Looks like my post got lost. (try again)
    I just wanted to say how much I love your books and very much look forwar to this one. I always love a tortured hero and this one sounds like he will give us a fun read.
    Thanks,
    bettysunflower at hotmail dot com

  • Blogger ate my first post. Grrr.

    Deep breath.

    Thanks for writing Patrik's story. I've found him intriguing in the other books of your series and now I get to learn all about him. How very cool.

    And drat. That cake sounds yummy. Any chance you have the zero calorie version?

    Maggie

  • can't wait to get my hands on it ^_^ ~ keep up the Fab work your doing ^_^

  • wow i was thinking this was like braveheart. glad i kept reading this. sounds like a good read, strong story line.

    julie
    jbarrett5 at cox.net

  • Diana, what a great interview. I just love your food drive idea. Bravo!

  • Meant to also say thank you for the cake recipe! That sounds scrumptious.

  • Hi Diana! *waves madly!* We know one another from WRW days. :> How did the "green" house turn out in the end? Now that you've lived in it for a few years…. LOVElovelove your books. Sorry I missed you signing at Nora's in the spring, I think. I ordered a book, though. Grins. So what's been the most unusual "factoid" you've run across in your Scottish research?

  • The cake sounds so decadent! And it's so awesome of you to hold a contest for your readers' local food banks!

    ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Since you listen to soundtracks like Braveheart, Rob Roy, and Elizabeth, have you ever considered listening to Clannad? I would suggest the earlier ones I love the ones sang in Gaelic. Enya? Lorena McKennitt, Omnia?

    Sorry overload I know.

  • Diana what's your favorite thing about writing?
    temarasheppard@yahoo.com