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.
Diana's Fun Facts
small Texas town, home of the world famous fruitcakes
romantic suspense, historical suspense
A long time ago, in a land far, far away. . .
maniacal mom to six
fun? Did you read I had six kids?
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood
Blog Posts from Diana
Posted by Diana Layne Apr 3 2014, 12:01 am
To write or not to write? What do you do when life keeps throwing challenges your way? 2013: It was one of those years. Where the refrain from the Chumbawamba Tubthumping song keeps going through your head. Got everybody singing about getting knocked down and getting up again? You’re welcome. I’ve been knocked down before, […]
Posted by Diana Layne Jun 7 2013, 12:01 am in Amazon, fan fiction, Gossip Girls, Kindle Worlds, Vampire Diares
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 […]
Posted by Diana Layne May 10 2013, 12:01 am in cheap reads, free books, kindle sales, thrifty readers, tightwad gazette
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 […]
Posted by Diana Layne Jan 18 2013, 12:01 am
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 […]
Posted by Diana Layne Dec 7 2012, 12:01 am in alpha heroes, alpha male, heroes, Jimmy Thomas, kick-butt heroine, RT Book Reviews, spies, The Good Daughter, Trust No One
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 […]
Posted by Diana Layne Jul 5 2012, 12:01 am in Diana Layne, Ellie James, guest author, Mardi Gras, Midnight Dragonfly, psychic, Trinity Monsour, young adult
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 […]
Posted by Diana Layne May 29 2012, 12:01 am in $5.99, 99 cent books, Amazon, free books, indie, sci-fi, space opera, Thomas DePrima
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 […]