New York Times  Bestselling Author

Diane’s Books

Unveiling New Covers for my Early Books

          Many of you know that I reissued my early books several years ago.  I decided they needed some updated covers, so turned them over to the amazing Kim Killion at the killion group. Kim had done a great job on my earlier covers, but I was still a bit nervous,…

Read More

Launch Day: The Stolen Marriage!

Wow, it’s been two years since I’ve had a book out and I’m ecstatic! I’m gearing up for a busy book tour and looking forward to meeting some of you. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about this story. And may I just add that, even if you don’t buy The Stolen Marriage, you must…

Read More

Rape, Race and Writing Historical Fiction

As I read the early reader reviews of The Stolen Marriage, I’m heartened by how lovely they are. At this moment, the story averages 4.43 out of 5 stars and my gratitude to readers who take the time to write a review knows no bounds. But there are a few very angry reviews and they…

Read More

A Tale of Two Covers (and a Contest)

About a year and a half ago, I first saw the design for the hardcover edition of my latest book, Pretending to Dance. To say I was blown away is an understatement. I thought the image with that vibrant red dress was stunning. I could feel the movement of that dress, and the woman wearing it…

Read More

The Hero Behind Pretending to Dance

When I was growing up, my sister Joann was my hero. Never mind the fact that she couldn’t stand me. I was seven years younger and when I came along, I took over her position as Princess of the Family. She didn’t bother masking her disdain for me. (You can even see it in this…

Read More

Story Weekend: Carousels

The characters in my book Brass Ring reflect back on their memories of a carousel.  Do you have a story that includes a carousel or a ride at a fair? If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme,…

Read More