Hello and welcome!
Today I have an author whose books I love a lot. She is also an amazing photographer and she shares her photos with her readers. My favourite pictures are of Liam, he just makes me smile.
A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense. Books in her award-winning MacGruder Brothers series are translated in five languages. Diana has spoken at the Library of Congress, Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC, and appeared in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happy Ever After,” MSN.com, Atlantic County Women Magazine, and Texoma Living Magazine.
After her career in the Navy, Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world. With the release of her first two books in her new Scottish medieval The Oath Trilogy, An Oath Taken and An Oath Broken, both which hit bestseller lists in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as the release of the eBoxSet of the MacGruder Brothers series, she is now preparing for the release of the last book in The Oath trilogy, An Oath Sworn on 23 December, 2015!
Diana looks forward to the years of writing ahead and meeting the amazing people who will share this journey.
Welcome Diana Cosby!
What is one word best describes you?
What makes you laugh out loud?
What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of horses. It reminds me of living in Alaska where I worked at a riding stable and often rode over the tundra with incredible views of the ocean beyond.
Favourite place to spend time.
As an amateur photographer, I love seeing what photos I can take, which can be birds, flowers, bugs, to out-of-the box pictures. I often share photos that I take on my Facebook Author page.
Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
For me, a good story is exactly that. Each genre offers a unique story focus.
Writing! What started it?
I’ve read romance novels since my teens. When I retired from the Navy, I decided to try my hand at writing the stories that I loved.
If you could choose another career what would it be?
It’s a toss-up between painting pictures and photography. I love both!
Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
I have a general theme in all of my stories — all is not what it seems. In addition, my hope is that readers will be inspired by my characters and the struggles they overcome to believe in themselves and dare to go after their own dreams.
Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
My intended audience is readers who enjoy Scottish medieval romantic suspense wrapped around the history of the story’s timeframe.
What is next in your writing?
Next in my writing is the release of “An Oath Sworn“, book 3 in the bestselling “The Oath Trilogy” in December. Colyne and Marie’s story is a book of my heart, and I sincerely hope my readers will enjoy it as well.
Tell us about your current charity project.
One of my passions is that of giving back and helping others. As a volunteer for Habitat For Humanity, one day I was thinking how romance readers are AMAZING as is Habitat for Humanity. So, I thought, why not pair the two and help a deserving family receive a home? And, Diana Cosby’s Romance Reader’s Build A Habitat for Humanity Home fundraiser was born.
I contacted the Habitat For Humanity office in Grayson County, Texas, where I’ve had the honor of helping with several builds and spoke with Laurie Mealy, Executive Director. She embraced the project, and was thrilled at the thought of pairing romance readers, who love stories where heroes and heroines overcome challenges to make their dreams come true, with making the dream of home ownership for a deserving family a reality.
How it works:
As readers send contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County for the Romance Readers Build A Habitat For Humanity Home project, the home on the upper right side of their homepage on their website will fill in. The goal is to fund an entire home – $55,000. Donations can be sent via PayPal using the ‘Donate Link,’ or donate funds by mailing a check or money order to: Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County, 901 N. Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 2725, Sherman, TX 75091
I kicked off the challenge by donating $200. I have total faith that romance readers together are an unstoppable force, and as the stories they love, they will leave a deserving family with a happy ending.
Goal: Raise $55,000 to build a Habitat For Humanity Home. Now—$6,335!
That is such a great cause Diana!
My sincere thanks for having me as a guest author today. I appreciate everyone who stopped by. Take care, and my deepest wish is that you believe in yourself and dare to go after your dreams!
Thank you Diana for taking the time for a chat with me! Looking forward to more books and more pictures of Liam 😉
Thanks for joining me on this chat and I hope you enjoyed reading it. You probably remember me mention Ms. Cosby’s name when I had one of my book boyfriends, Sir Nicholas, from An Oath Taken, book 1 in The Oath Trilogy, for a chat in March 2015.
Ms. Cosby is not only a gifted writer, amazing photographer, but also a truly caring person. Check out the interview on one of my fave blogs, Booktalk with Eileen, where she shares another of her humanitarian projects.
Diana has many passions in life, but one that resonates in her life is that of giving. She firmly believe that each of us can make a positive difference in another person’s life. She supports many, among them are:
The National Trust for Scotland, which acts as guardian of Scotland’s magnificent heritage of architectural, scenic and historic treasures.
Habitat For Humanity, which gives a deserving family more than a home, but a foundation upon which to build their dreams.
Semper Fi Fund , is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to help with immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Homes For Our Troops, assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families through various venues to aid them in building a home that allows them live a more independent life.
The Navy SEAL Foundation, provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.
To keep in touch with Ms. Cosby and check out her other books, follow these links:
I hope you check out Ms. Cosby’s Facebook page… say hello from me!
Liam had the honour in picking a book for the giveaway and looks like His Captive, book 1 in the MacGruder Brothers series is his favourite. The signed print book is going to one lucky reader, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random. Comments will stay open until 3pm EST, Monday, October 5, 2015. GOOD LUCK!
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