My husband and I live in Virginia with four cats (don’t laugh). Our son and daughter are grown so I am able to devote most of my time to writing. I’m active in my local romance chapter, Washington Romance Writers (with Michelle Monkou, your Jan 14 Spotlight) and now most of my friends are romance writers.
I love writing Regency Historical Romance. Innocence & Impropriety is my fourth Harlequin/ Mills & Boon. I also write Regency Historical Romance as Diane Perkins for Warner. I love the Regency time period, the characters, the drama, the blossoming of love.
The best thing about writing Romance, however, has been the friends I’ve made, a world of friends! I have some connection with each of your Spotlighted authors so far in 2007. Melissa James and I are in contact almost daily, even though we live half a world away from each other.
If you weren’t a writer what would you be?
Now I’m always on the lookout for ways to feed my writing spirit and I indulge myself, even if deadlines are looming.
A Very Innocent Diversion: Piano Favorites of Jane Austen from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath
The Royal Pavilion: Music for the Regency, purchased at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton
If you could kiss anyone in the world who would it be?
It helps that Tanner looks like Gerard Butler. I always I picked Gerard Butler to be the image of Tanner before I saw Gerry’s performance in the Phantom of the Opera movie. I immediately became a card-carrying Tart (a Gerard Butler fan) after that. Blogged about it, too.
Diane's next release is Innocence and Impropriety which hit bookstores on March 1st. (Isn't that a gorgeous cover!)