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All About Barefoot Ruby

As an only child and only grandchild, Diana never felt lonely because of her imaginary friends. It wasn’t a big stretch from playing with imaginary friends to writing their stories. A learning curve and six children later, and she is finally beginning to grasp the novel writing process. Her 2009 Golden Heart romantic suspense final, Trust No One, came after ten previous attempts with five different novels. She believes the race doesn’t always go to the fastest, but the most persistent, and most especially to those willing to follow the golden road to their own definition of success.

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Diana's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Barefoot Ruby

Hometown:
small Texas town, home of the world famous fruitcakes

Age:
hahaha

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
six

Genre(s):
romantic suspense, historical suspense

Started Writing:
A long time ago, in a land far, far away. . .

Day Job:
maniacal mom to six

For Fun:
fun? Did you read I had six kids?

Blog Posts from Diana

What The Heck Is This KindleWorlds Thing?

A couple of weeks ago, I read about a new Amazon venture, one that seemed to divide the ranks among authors. When I learned that friend, writer and editor Alicia Dean was one of the debut authors, I snatched her up to explain to Ruby readers what the heck is this Kindle Worlds thing. Thank […]

In Defense of Tightwads

I’m a Tightwad.  You will not catch me in line for a Starbucks coffee, although a couple of times on vacation I did splurge on a dollar McDonald’s coffee when I’d been driving a lot of miles. And on that vacation, I stayed in cheap hotels that usually had a coffee maker and fridge and […]

Choose Your Words Carefully-Guest Post: Barb Han

Today I’d love to welcome my good friend Barb Han who finds herself in the same position as I was this time last year: a debut author with two releases out in the same month! She has Seducing Avery, a sexy billionaire story, out with The Wild Rose Press, and Gone, a romantic suspense, out […]

Processing Emotions: Journaling Works For Me

Happy. Sad. Fear. Anger. Love. Emotions. I am not one of those writers who can keep writing fiction when my life is falling apart and a whole slew of emotions are bombarding me. Call me unprofessional, undedicated, even a weenie-I’ve called myself all of those names and more.  In the past I used to stop […]

Talking Romantic Suspense: Heroes for Kick-Butt Heroines

The first romantic suspense book I wrote (which will never be published), the heroine needed rescuing. A stalker was after her. The hero was a martial arts teacher and ultimately taught her enough tactics to defend herself, but she was a long way from the kick-butt heroines I wrote in The Good Daughter or Trust […]

Hi, I’m New Here. . .Young Adult Author Ellie James Shares Tips On Switching Genres

Today I’m happy to welcome new Young Adult author Ellie James. But Ellie is not “new” to the publishing world. Oh, no, she’s published 18 romantic suspense books for Harlequin/Silhouette over a period of 10 years. But now, Ellie’s writing has taken a new direction, new genre, new pen name. She’s here to tell us […]

Thomas DePrima: Over 140,000 Indie Books Sold At A Price That Might Surprise You!

Today I want to welcome Thomas DePrima, an Indie author I met on the Kindle boards. I’ve been on the Kindle boards exactly two times, and this was the first time (which was a much better experience than the second time, but that’s another story). I had gotten my first Kindle Direct Publishing newsletter as […]

Welcome Teen Author Spencer Brokaw!

When the Rubies heard about this amazing young man, we simply had to know more! Spencer Brokaw published his first book when he was twelve. Today, he is 13 and working on his next novel. Think about that, what were you doing at 12 and 13? As a homeschooling mom of six kids, I love […]

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