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Interview With Author Diana Cosby

I am delighted to have fellow New Jersey Romance Writers member and international bestselling author Diana Cosby as my guest here today.

Born To Bite

Welcome, Diana! Tell us about your current release. 

Born To Bite, Scottish Highland Vampire anthology with stories by Hannah Howell, Erica Ridley, and Diana Cosby.

My story in the anthology Born To Bite: HIGHLAND VAMPIRE

As King of the Highland Coven, vampire Aedan MacGregor knows that falling for the fey Rowan Campbell could destroy her. But one taste of her healing blood and he craves her like no other. Dare claim her as his own, knowing he might lose her forever?

What inspired this story?

~A vision came to me several years ago of a man passed out and laying naked in a stone circle in Scotland.  I’ve tried to figure out the story since to no avail.  Once my editor asked me to write a story in the Born To Bite anthology, a clear picture of who this man was and the story unfolded.

What are you working on now?

~I’m working on the 6th story in the bestselling MacGruder brothers series, “His Enchantment.”

Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?

~Born To Bite is released on the 28th of August!

As soon as I have release dates for books #5 [His Seduction] & #6 [His Enchantment] in the MacGruder brothers series, I will post it on my website, Facebook page and Twitter.

Can you share with us “the call” story?

~After 9 1/2 years, I was 3/4 through my 11th novel when I received “The Call” from Kate Duffy and Sulay Hernandez for my 8th novel.  It was an amazing day.  I didn’t yell or anything, but cried.  Once I calmed, I read my prepared note near my writing desk to the editors.  After, I thanked them for their time and told them I would get back to them in the next day or so.  When my kids came home from school, I shared the exciting news.  Then, I called several writing friends, culled sage advice, and a couple of days later I negotiated a two-book contract.

His Destiny cover
Where do you start when writing? Research, plotting, character, or…?

~Normally I find a historical fact that I love, and incorporate it in a story.  Hint:  The fact about Wallace in His Captive is true!

What is the best thing about being an author?

~The best thing about being an author is to write stories that I love, meet so many amazing people, and helping my favorite charities.

Do you have a favorite hero and/or heroine in your books and why?

~I love every hero and heroine so much.  I honestly don’t have a favorite.  A hero that is constantly in my mind, and woke me up on occasion while I wrote his story is Alexander MacGruder from His Captive.  He tends to be a bit pushy and thought I should write his story faster. J

What is your favorite scene from this story and why?

~My all-time favorite scene is from His Captive. It’s where the Alexander is struggling about his feelings for his captive, Nichola, and rides to take a midnight swim.  While in the water, Duncan and Patrik who are hiding in the woods swipe his clothes and make Alexander think he’s under attack by the English.  I love the sense of bonding, how the brothers embrace the moment of family, and are aware that change is rolling at them and this fragile night will too quickly be a memory.

How do you balance writing and everyday life?

~I have a schedule that I update daily and follow.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

~I’m on move #33, so I have a ton of favorites.  One of my top places, where I had the pleasure of living in for four years, is in Spain.  Loved the history, the people, and the amazing food.

Who first introduced you to the love of reading?

~My mom is a huge reader.  Also, I read Walter Farley’s, “The Black Stallion,” numerous times as a child.  That book ignited my passion to write my own stories.

Do you have any good news you’d like to share?

August:
28th  Born To Bite, Highland vampire anthology with stories by authors Hannah Howell, Erica Ridley, and Diana Cosby released.  http://www.dianacosby.com/borntobite.html#buy

September
2nd  Speaking at Book Obsessed Chicks reader’s club in Long Island.

3rd  Diana Cosby & Erica Ridley reading at Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC. http://www.ladyjanesalonnyc.com/

29th  One of several romance authors on a panel at the Fall for the Book Festival, hosted by the George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. in September.  http://fallforthebook.org/?page_id=979/

October
13th  Workshop at the 2012 Put Your Heart in a Book Conference

November  
3rd  Annual International Food Bank Food Drive Kickoff:    http://books.usatoday.com/happyeverafter/index

14th  Speaking at the Brigantine Library, NJ.

December
5th  Speaking at the Library of Congress on 5 December, 2012, at the, “What If . . . Science Fiction & Fantasy Forum.”

Diana Cosby with male model

Bio: Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense.  Her award-winning books are available in five languages.  Diana has appeared in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happily Ever After,” MSN.com, and in Texoma Living Magazine.

After retiring as a Navy Chief, AGC(AW), Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 33 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world.   Diana is currently working on the sixth book in the award-winning MacGruder brother’s series, and is preparing for the release of her story in the anthology, “Born To Bite,” with Hannah Howell and Erica Ridley.  Diana looks forward to the years of writing ahead and meeting the amazing people who will share this journey.

Website: http://www.dianacosby.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diana-Cosby-Romance-Author/150109024636
Twitter: @DianaCosby

Born to Bite on Amazon.com
Born to Bite on Barnes And Noble

17 thoughts on “Interview With Author Diana Cosby”

  1. Diane Burton wrote: Great interview. Pleased to meet you, Diana.

    ~Thank you so much for stopping by, Diane. Babette did a wonderful job on the interview questions. It was fun!

    Very interesting story.

    ~Thank you for your kind comments. I had a blast writing my story in the Born To Bite anthology.

    When I read that you moved 33 times, my 7 didn’t seem so bad. LOL

    ~:) I feel like a seasoned pro. But, with each move I’ve met so many neat people and experienced so many neat cultures.

    Wishing you all the best.

    ~Thank you so much, and I wish you the very best as well. Have a super weekend!
    Slaìnte!

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

  2. Jennifer France wrote: What an awesome interview Diana!

    ~Hi Jennifer, I appreciate your stopping by. The credit for the interview goes to Babette. She made it such fun. 🙂

    I wish you the best as well as Fair winds and calm seas!

    ~Thank you so much, Jennifer. I’m sending my best to you as well. Enjoy your weekend!
    Slaìnte!

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

  3. dianaquincy wrote: Great interview Diana!

    ~Hi Diana, I appreciate your stopping by to say hi. Thank you, Babette did a wonderful job making the interview fun.

    “Born to Bite” sounds delicious.

    ~I had a blast writing my story in the medieval Highland vampire anthology, and I hope you enjoy it!

    And just WHO is that yummy man in the picture with you?

    ~He’s a local owner of a fitness center who on occasion does magazine model work. He’s a super sweet guy and was wonderfully funny during the shoot, which helped me relax. I was sooo nervous. Take care, enjoy your weekend, and I wish you the best!
    Slaìnte!

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

  4. Diana, I enjoyed learning more about you. Please know that I’m forever cheering you on, though you may not hear from me on a regular basis.

    Thanks, Babette, for an interesting interview!

    1. Elaine Stock wrote: Diana, I enjoyed learning more about you.

      ~Hi Elaine, always fabulous to see you. Thank you so much for stopping by. *Hugs*

      Please know that I’m forever cheering you on, though you may not hear from me on a regular basis.

      ~*Hugs* Know that I’m cheering you on as well. Congratulations on your steps forward in your writing career. Always remember that each step forward is exactly that. And, you’re doing great! ^5

      Thanks, Babette, for an interesting interview!

      ~:) I add my thanks as well, Babette made the interview so fun. Have a super day, and I wish you every success!
      Slaìnte!

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

    1. Rebecca York wrote: Glad you’re settled in one place now.

      ~:) Thank you so much. I love being back by the ocean. Nothing like a walk on the beach at sunset.

      Liked your interview and loved your picture. Great idea for a picture.

      ~Thank you so much, Babette did a wonderful interview and it was a blast. The photo came from a photo shoot from when I was on the cover of Texoma Living Magazine. A huge honor. So proud of you and your continued success! ^5 Enjoy your day!
      Slaìnte!

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

    1. anitaclenney wrote: Lovely interview, Diana,

      ~Hi Anita, thank you so much for dropping by and saying hi. Always nice to see you. 🙂

      and I look forward to the new release. I get you and Hannah Howell together so that makes me a winner. 🙂

      ~Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy my first foray into the medieval Scottish Highland vampire world. I had a blast writing my story in the anthology. And, wow, a huge honor to be in the anthology with Hannah Howell – a life dream come true. Take care, and I’m so proud of you, and wish you continued success!
      Slaìnte!

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

  5. Babette,
    My sincere thanks for having me on your blog, and for the wonderful interview. I’m thrilled about the upcoming medieval Highland vampire anthology, but the best is sharing this special moment. Take care, and I wish you the best! *Hugs*
    Slaìnte!

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

  6. Sounds great, Diana! I’m very much looking forward to your excursion into the paranormal. The Black Stallion was a favorite book of mine. I can’t remember how many times I read it, somewhere between five and ten times. Wishing you all the best with this anthology.

    1. Maggietousaint wrote: Sounds great, Diana! I’m very much looking forward to your excursion into the paranormal.

      ~Hi Maggie, always fabulous to see you. Thank you so much for stopping by.

      The Black Stallion was a favorite book of mine. I can’t remember how many times I read it, somewhere between five and ten times.

      ~^5 It was a fabulous childhood read. Love it to this day.

      Wishing you all the best with this anthology.

      ~*Hugs* Thank you so much, to write a story in the novella with Hannah Howell and Erica Ridley is truly a life dream come true. I feel truly blessed. Take care, I’m so proud of you, and I wish you continued success!
      Slaìnte!

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

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