Last month I reviewed Diana Cosby’s wonderful book, His Captive, here on my blog (which you can read by clicking here) and today I have an interview with the talented author!
Please tell us about your book, His Captive.
It’s a Scottish medieval romantic suspense set in the Braveheart era. Sir Alexander MacGruder is a guilt-ridden man with nothing left to lose. He seeks the most dangerous missions and when the need for a Scottish rebel to abduct an English lord arises, he volunteers. Except when he arrives in England, the wealthy English noble is absent and the noble’s sister, Lady Nichola Westcott is there instead. Believing the siblings are close, he abducts her. As the story unwinds, he comes to care for Nichola, which is at odds with everything he stands for. He must answer the question if he can betray his country or his love of a woman who should be his enemy.
What inspired the story?
After watching the movie Braveheart, I knew I had to write in that era.
What is your favorite part of being a writer?
The characters – they’re amazing!
Dragging information out of my characters. *G*
Is there anything you would like to write, but haven’t? For example, any other genre you’d like to try?
I would love to write a romantic suspense fantasy. I even have a rough trilogy plot worked out. I’m still trying to figure out all aspects of the world.
Who has inspired you as a writer?
Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Loreth Anne White, Karin Story, and many many other writers throughout my life.
What would you like to tell aspiring writers?
Follow your heart, be true to yourself and persevere!
How has your real-life influenced your writing?
As a military brat, a retired Navy Chief, and now a military wife who has moved 29 times in my life, I would say travel and my diverse life experiences.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Dedicated. Trustworthy. Sincere.
If you had a time capsule to be opened 50 years in the future, what would you put in it?
Writings and photos of people who have touched my life or made a significant positive difference in others.
What is next for you?
My second novel, to be titled, comes out late in 2008. It’s another Scottish medieval romantic suspense that I love!
Is there anything you’d like to ask readers?
What do feel is the most important aspect of a romance novel, how it makes you feel, the hope it offers you, or a temporary escape?
Thank you Diana for that great interview!
Readers, you can learn more about Diana and her books by visiting her website: http://www.dianacosby.com/
Check back tomorrow when Diana guest blogs about her travel experiences…in the meantime, how about answering her question for readers…
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