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I am very happy to share this author spotlight on Diana Cosby with you all. I feel she is an author very worth getting to know and reading. Her MacGruder Series is fabulous and just wait until BORN TO BITE comes out on August 28, 2012 for her awesome take on a Highland Vampire! HAPPY READING
~Thank you for having me at Book Obsessed Chicks. My sincere pleasure to visit.Hi Diana and welcome to Book Obsessed Chicks. I am happy to have you here.
~I'm so glad you enjoyed Born To Bite. It was an honor to be asked to write a Highland vampire story in the anthology along side Hannah Howell and Erica Ridley.Born to Bite was my first Vampire/Highlander book. I really enjoyed it and I think that you are in very good company with Hannah Howell and Erica Ridley.
~I love writing Scottish romantic suspense, and if others enjoy my stories, it's humbling.I would love for your name and works to be known by all!!!
~I'm a military brat and a retired Navy Chief who is on my 33rd move, and the mom of three amazing children who are all active duty military. Two Marines and one in the Army. I've read romances since my teens, and have always wanted to write. When I retired from the Navy, I began writing and absolutely loved crafting stories.Before we begin, why don't you tell us a bit about yourself?
~Several years ago, I had a vision of a heroine finding the hero laying in a stone circle naked. Since then, I've tried to figure out who they are and what's their story. When my editor asked me to write a story in the Born To Bite anthology, I realized the vision of years ago was my hero, Aedan MacGregor, and heroine Rowan Campbell. After that, the story fell together, and the plot a turn of events of the forbidden.1. What inspired you to write this book?
~My editor asked me to write this story in the anthology with Hannah Howell and Erica Ridley. A huge honor.2. Did you have problems with finding a publisher?
~My mentors, authors who I've been blessed to have as critique partners are author's Shirley Rogerson (http://shirleyrogerson.com/), Mary Forbes (http://maryjforbes.com/), Michelle Hancock (michellehancock.ca ), and Maggie Tousiannt (http://www.maggietoussaint.com/).3. Who are your mentors?
~My mom and dad and children have always been huge supporters of my writing. I'm blessed to have them in my life.4. What does your family think about you being an author?
~Writing is absolutely my dream job. I love what I do and am humbled to write the stories of my heart.5. Dream job?
Being a retired Navy Chief has definitely helped me in my writing. My military career taught me discipline, belief in self, to set clear goals, how to manage times and organize, and work with others to achieve a goal.6. Being a Veteran, has that helped you in any way with your writing?
~I read all over the board and love numerous authors. A couple of my all-time favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Cathy Maxwell, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Julie Garwood.7. Who are your favorite authors? Books?
~Like you, I watch very little television. I did catch Game of Thrones, and I catch a bit of Suites here and there. I also enjoy the older movies. And, at times I watch the Food Channel with my two favorite shows Iron Chef and Chopped.8. I haven't watched TV in over 4 years (exception: Game of Thrones) but I am curious to know if you have a favorite show
~I have a strict schedule and do promotion, catch up on e-mails, and complete errands during the morning. In the afternoon I write. On weekends I do promotion and catch anything else that I need to finish before the week is out.9. How do you have time to balance all that is being Diana Cosby?
~I love all of my characters. The character who talks to me the most, and is the most demanding in a charming way is Alexander MacGruder. While I was writing his story, His Captive, he would wake me up at night and ask me why I wasn't writing. :)10. Who are your favorite characters from your books?
~Believe in your self and your dreams. Dare to go after your dreams.11. Final thoughts, any message to readers?
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.
Diana Cosby, International Bestselling Author
BORN TO BITE IS OUT ON AUGUST 28, 2012