Best-selling author of romantic suspense, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary!
Hi Diana, and welcome! I’m thrilled you’re visiting today.
Have you always wanted to be a writer and when did you start writing?
The answer to this is no. I tried in the early nineties, really fell in love with a historical that I’d read so many times I wanted to write one like it. Pirates, a heroine that knocked my socks of… I loved that book. So I tried. I still have that first book. Didn’t have a clue of what I was doing at the time, but it set me on my course. Fast forward about ten years. *Grin* Yeah, I’m a late bloomer. Always have done things in my own time, in my own fashion. I started writing again out of boredom. Stay at home mom with a two year old, and a crafts business that I had to let go. You can’t leave me idle! I might do something dreadful… Like clean! *gasp* So I pulled out another story that had a beginnning to it and finished it, and kept going. Now, more than three years later, I’m still going.
I’m glad you don’t like to be idle and went back to writing. Woo Hoo! You wake up one morning and find an envelope on the doorstep with your name on it! And there’s ten thousand dollars inside! What are you going to spend it on?
The funny thing is, just two nights ago I was telling the man I would love to buy him a Chopper. I could so see him on one. Then I could get one too. LOL I’m a big fan of American Chopper. *g* If it had to be something for me, I’d take a trip with me and my closest friends, and my family. Memories. Nothing comes close to the good times baby.
If you could travel to anywhere at anytime in history…where would it be and why?
I love Egyptian history, and Roman. I think that period of civilization was very rich. I don’t get into the wars so much, but more the reigning heads, especially the women and their influences.
How do you celebrate after finishing a book or meeting a deadline?
I’m lame. *g* I just start something new. I rarely do anything to celebrate.
If you could bring one character to life who would it be and why?
Oh, wow… There’s several. I love Diego from my vampire story, and Rordan, and Morgan… See? Too many. The reason? They’re all strong heroes, but they all have a part of them that they’ll fight tooth and nail to not let anyone near, and I really respond to that kind of personality.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?
Aside from being just a normal everyday superhero mom and wife, not much. LOL I do have a few things in the works for this year, as well as a couple of submissions so hopefully I’ll have more of my guys to share with you soon.
I do have a scheduled release pending for December, so watch my site for the details. And feel free to join my quarterly newsletter. It’s painless, I swear.
Thank you, Diana, for a wonderful interview. It was fun! And I’m looking forward to your upcoming release in December. Readers, visit Diana’s website and blog. Join her yahoo group here.
Rose St. Johns is getting kicked out of New York, trying to stay one step ahead of an overzealous fan that the police and her agent aren’t above labeling stalker, although the last place she would expect them to send her is Las Vegas.
Furious with her situation, fear is something she is slow to admit to. But circumstances don’t allow her to be ambivalent for long when she is tracked to her hideaway. Her only hope lies in a man she knew as a boy, whose secrets could be dangerous, and are his alone.
“Diana Castilleja is a rare gem, delivering relationships that develop more naturally than one generally finds in the tighter constraints of ebooks. She builds her plot in an unhurried, deliberate pace that works, engaging readers in both the mystery and the growing sparks between two old friends who are rediscovering one another with steamy results. September Heat is hot, but more importantly, it is wonderfully written.” Review by Ellie McBride for Romance News Magazine.