I’m a former television reporter. I live on the East Coast with my husband and two sons.
2) How long have you been writing?
As a former journalist, I’ve done a lot of writing in my career but I’ve only been writing fiction for about five years.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?
My favorite place to write is in the dining room, which pretty much doubles as my family’s work/study space. I think I chose that spot originally because it has window views facing both the front and back of the house, which allowed me to keep an eye on the boys whether they were playing in the front or the backyard when they were younger.
|Diana’s favorite writing space is her dining room, which includes window views out the front and back of the house.|
4) Why did you decide to write Tempting Bella?
I was inspired by the true story of an arranged marriage between a 13-year-old girl and the heir of a dukedom in order to settle a gaming debt between their fathers. The groom, Lord March, was disgusted at being forced to marry the plain girl and they immediately went their separate ways after the vows were said. Years later, March spotted an enchanting beauty at the opera and was delighted to learn she was his wife. The couple later became the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and they were known to have a happy and loving marriage. It was so romantic, a take-off of their story begged to be written. Of course, Sebastian and Bella’s path to happily ever after takes its own twists and turns.
5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
My favorite character is Sebastian because he is decent, honorable and essentially selfless. He’s also complex, virile and very sexy!
6) How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
My least favorite character is Bella’s cousin, Orford, because he is self-serving, arrogant and puts his own needs above all others.
7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
I could never do it all on my own! I have critique partners, who are authors, who give me their suggestions for improvement when it comes to plot and characterization. One of my closest friends reads everything I write and her input is invaluable. I also rely heavily on my agent and, ultimately, my editor, to make sure the manuscript and story sparkle.
8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I have a full-time job in addition to writing as well as a family, so there isn’t too much extra time. What little I do have is spent attending the children’s games and activities, reading and, lately, we’ve started going to the movies more frequently.
9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I read constantly. It’s too hard to narrow the list of my favorite authors but it includes, in historical romance, Madeline Hunter, Joanna Bourne, Jo Beverley, Mary Balogh, Loretta Chase, Lorraine Heath, Sherry Thomas and Lisa Kleypas. For contemporaries, I'm really enjoying Rachel Gibson, Shannon Stacey and Ruthie Knox at the moment.
10) Tempting Bella part of a series?
Thank you for asking! Tempting Bella is the second title in my Accidental Peers series, about brothers and cousins who seem to stumble into peerages on their way to finding true love. The others are Seducing Charlotte (April 2013), Compromising Willa (December 2013) and Engaging the Earl (April 2014).
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Schedule Tempting Bella by Diana Quincy
Sept 30- Oct 14
September 30 Guest blog
Musings of Mistress of the Dark Path
Suggested topic- tips for researching historical clothing
September 30 Spotlight
Paranormal book club
October 1 Spotlight
Reviewing in Chaos
October 1 Spotlight
October 2 Spotlight
Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance
October 2 Spotlight and review
Share My Destiny
October 3 Spotlight and review
Wicca Witch 4 Book Blog
October 3 Interview
October 4 Interview
The Simple Things in Life
October 7 Guest blog and review
Suggested topics: idea for story, writing historical novels, or anything else
October 7 Spotlight
October 8 Interview
Manga Maniac Café
October 9 Interview
Dalene’s Book Reviews
October 10 Guest blog
October 10 Interview and review
Sharing Links and Wisdom,
October 11 Interview
Adrienne Woods Books and Reviews
October 11 Spotlight and review
Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
October 11 review
October 14 Guest blog and review
What's Beyond Forks?