Home Reviews and Interviews • Destiny Lies Waiting and Thy Name is Love
The Jewels of Warwick • Fakin' It • For Love and Loyalty • A Necessary End • A Bloody Good Cruise • Traveling Light • Around The World in 80 Meals  Essay  From Here to 14th St. • Bootleg Broadway • The End of Camelot • Dark Brew • Contact


Visit The Romance Studio for reviews, chats, articles, contests, you name it!    TheRomanceStudio



Links to some fascinating sites:

I've been a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) for many years. Their online chapters are invaluable for market news, networking, and making long-lasting friendships.        RWA




Foery MacDonell - Foery, my 'star sister' and talented author of Scottish romances.

Piper Huguley - Piper, 'my serendipity girl' because of the strange way the universe let us meet, writes historical fiction featuring African American characters.

TJ Michaels  - TJ is a good friend and author who writes very hot paranormal romances, with 7 books out this year!

Anne Easter Smith - Anne is one of my Richard III Society friends, and a talented historical novelist.

Joan Szechtman - Joan, another very learned Ricardian friend, writes entertaining and intelligent novels about Richard.

Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these are all words that can describe freelance writer and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.


Haunted Cape Cod - Find haunted happenings on Cape Cod

Ghostock - Presented by Patrick Burns, star of TruTV's Haunting Evidence.

Ghostock 7 in Salem, Mass. was a blast! Our team did a paranormal investigation of the quaint old Washington Square Inn.  Lodging in Haunted Salem

I didn't detect any paranormal activity in the Honeymoon Suite, but other team members picked up EVPs and interesting photos in other rooms.

Fiona Broome - Author, psychic medium, paranormal investigator, and paragenealogist. 

CC The Huntress - CC Carole is the hardest working woman in the paranormal. She uses everything she has in her arsenal (spirituality to science) to track / hunt spirits and heal them. She brings you a new educational perspective on the world of the paranormal in a way you have never seen before. I've been on several amazing paranormal investigations with CC and her group.

Ancient Wisdom New Hampshire - Katie and Beckah Boyd established Ancient Wisdom in 2005 with the idea of bringing together their two very different professions. Katie, a Demonologist and Occult Sciences Expert, uses her knowledge and abilities to help those who feel they are being demonically attacked or who have summoned entities they cannot control while "playing" with the occult. Beckah (Tolley) Boyd is a psychic consultant who helps divine the future, connect family with loved ones who have died, she has helped many families locate lost pets and people, she has nurtured the ability to cleanse objects, homes and people of negative energy. Her spiritual counseling is clear and direct helping to find a path for one's life and making positive change.

Beckah and Katie are proud co-owners of Ghost Quest, a paranormal research group based in NH that is over 7 years old. Ghost Quest has dealt with over 80 cases in New England ranging from emotional hauntings to demonic attack.

Lynda Hilburn
writing blog: http://paranormalityuniverse.blogspot.com - Lynda is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Professional Intuitive and Psychotherapy Group Facilitator, teaches for a local university, and offers classes, workshops, and lectures on various topics as part of her private practice. She also writes paranormal novels.

Unsolved Mysteries:

For Jack the Ripper buffs:

Whitechapel Society

Jack the Ripper Forums 

Historical Societies:

For American History buffs:

The Aaron Burr Association

The Surratt Society

(Mary Surratt was implicated in the plot to assassinate President Lincoln and hanged)

Roman, Early Saxon, Dark Age, Viking, Medieval and Renaissance Jewelry



   Visit my Author Facebook Page
Visit my Author FB Page



E-mail: Diana@DianaRubino.com

also find me at

CostPro, Inc. - The Cost Professionals


Hair by Casablanca Hair Design--Jewelry by Burque Jewelers 

Me at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington

Mount Vernon, Virginia

Setting goals is a key to success. Sacrifice helps, too. In 1999 I signed with my first publisher Domhan Books of the UK. I spent several summers in England writing, researching, and revising my 4-book Yorkist saga. A dedicated history buff and Anglophile, I’m a member of the Richard III Society, a fascinating group of learned historians, some of whom claim to have met Richard.

My husband Chris and I own CostPro Inc., a construction cost consulting company in New England. I'm indulging another longtime interest, archaeology, for which I’m working on a Master’s Degree. We also love to travel. The Mediterranean cruise "Cradles of Civilization" aboard the Rotterdam included a visit to the Pyramids of Egypt. I was  fortunate to visit Poland, my grandmother's native land, and Chopin's birthplace as well as the resting place of his heart, Warsaw.

I have a Real Estate license and since 1994 I've owned rental condos in Myrtle Beach and New England.

My stories are romances set against a backdrop of political upheaval, court intrigue, poverty, general drama of the surroundings, and sometimes a splash of the paranormal. What I’m trying to convey is that love can prevail no matter what the conflicts and obstacles, earthly or not.

I recently began writing biographical novels with no fictional characters.

I enjoy living in the most beautiful spot on Earth, my beloved Cape Cod.

The "Without Whom" Department . . .

Domhan Books and Siobhan McNally, my first publisher, for giving me the freedom to go beyond the horizon and grow as a writer.

My first agent, Janet Adams, for support over the years and for believing in me.

My agents Donna and Gloria for their endless hard work.

Romantic Times for the Top Pick Award and 4 1/2 star review of FAKIN' IT.   

The Richard III Society for listing my books, endless devotion to King Richard, and to Peter & Carolyn Hammond in London for helping me with my research, your ongoing support, and good wishes.

 Warwick Castle: As I wrote in the guest book, "I love this place so much, I wrote a novel about it!" The website is almost as much fun as poking around the castle itself!

Jennifer at the Salem Barnes & Noble for the author events & signings.

 My wonderful publisher The Wild Rose Press, CEO Rhonda Penders and my incredible editors.

Laura Hogg, a beloved friend and astonishingly talented editor.

* * *

Three Ways to Accumulate Wealth and Keep It: (this comes from tried and true experience--mine!)

1) Don't spend money you don't have

2) Live below your means

3) Put a 20% stop-loss on all your investments


To celebrate the publication of my historical novels and Chris's and my 15th anniversary, I had this ring made for me by John Reynolds of Goldsmiths 3 in Concord, Massachusetts. The center stone is a purple sapphire, the two surrounding stones are pink topaz, and next to them are diamonds. It's set in 18K rose gold.

* * *

Favorite Quotes:

"I got plenty of experience and it all comes in handy now...there's nothing like a lot of experience when the big break comes." -- Vivian Vance, 1913-1979

"I can't give you the formula for success but I can give you the formula for failure: try to please everybody." -- Herbert Bayard Swope, 1882-1958

"I am still learning." -- Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564

"The best we can do is tell a likely story."-- Plato, 427-347 BC

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader." -- Robert Frost, 1874-1963

"Nobody ever built a statue to a critic." -- W. Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965

"When you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research." Wilson Mizner, 1876-1933

"Judge not, that ye be not judged." --Jesus Christ, the most famous man who ever lived



God Bless our Troops