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Feb
13

Granite State Authors: Diana Rubino

Granite State Authors: Diana Rubino Periodically during 2017, I’m going feature authors from my home state, New Hampshire. We may be a small state, but we are BIG on talent. Please share and follow along with #GraniteStateAuthors, and join me in celebrating these wonderful… Just the Facts: Author: Diana Rubino Bio: I’m a self-confessed history nut, my favorite eras being Medieval and Renaissance England, and all American history. I’ve written several novels set in England and the U.S., two time travel romances, a vampire romance, and an urban fantasy, FAKIN’ IT which received a Top Pick award from Romantic Times. I’m a longtime member of Romance Writers of America and the Richard III Society. In my spare time, I bicycle, golf, play my piano and devour books of any genre. Links: Visit Diana at www.dianarubino.com : www.dianarubinoauthor.blogspot.com : Twitter @DianaLRubino Quick Questions: How long have you lived in New Hampshire?  My husband Chris and I moved here in 1989, and we’re in the same Hudson neighborhood, original owners in the Village at Barrett Hill. Does living here in NH provide inspiration for your writing? Yes! I have a ritual of sitting on Hampton Beach with a notebook and pen, and plotting out my next book. Do you use New Hampshire and/or New England as a setting in any of your books? My latest title, a time travel romance, Dark Brew, is set on Cape Cod. But I’ve always wanted to write a historical ghost story set in Portsmouth and the Isles of Shoals, both very haunted places. What is your favorite time of year in NH and why? Fall is my favorite; there’s nowhere as beautiful as NH in the fall—the leaves are spectacular, summer’s heat is gone, and the juicy Honey Crisp apples are ripe for picking right off the trees. Featured Work: Diana recently released The New York Saga (August 11, 2016; The Wild Rose Press, Inc), three books in a digital box set. Poverty, Prejudice and Murder Won’t Stand in the Way of True Love The New York Saga spans three generations of the McGlory family, starting in 1894 amidst the poverty and crime on New York’s Lower East Side, through the wild, boozy years of Prohibition, and ending in 1963 as the country mourned President Kennedy’s assassination. In Book One, FROM HERE TO FOURTEENTH STREET, it’s 1894 on New York’s Lower East Side. Irish cop Tom McGlory and Italian immigrant Vita Caputo fall in love despite their different upbringings. In Book Two, BOOTLEG BROADWAY, it’s 1932. Prohibition...
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Jan
24

Granite State Authors: Ashlyn Chase

Granite State Authors: Ashlyn Chase Periodically during 2017, I’m going feature authors from my home state, New Hampshire. We may be a small state, but we are BIG on talent. Please share and follow along with #GraniteStateAuthors, and join me in celebrating these wonderful… Just the Facts: Author: Ashlyn Chase Bio: Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but basically sweet, wanting only to give her readers a satisfying experience. She holds a degree in behavioral sciences, worked as a psychiatric RN for 15 years and spent a few more years working for the American Red Cross. Most authors, whether they know it or not, have a theme—something that unifies their whole booklist. Ashlyn’s identified theme has to do with characters who reinvent themselves. After all, she has reinvented herself many times. She is a multi-published, award-winning author of humorous erotic and mainstream paranormal romances, represented by the Seymour Agency. She lives in beautiful New Hampshire with her true-life hero husband who looks like Hugh Jackman with a salt and pepper dye job, and they’re owned by a spoiled brat cat. Links: Home Page (Newsletter signup) : Facebook Fan Page : Chat : Twitter Quick Questions: How long have you lived in New Hampshire?  Since 1983 That makes…(counting on fingers, toes, and running out of both…) 34 years Does living here in NH provide inspiration for your writing? Kind of. I have written a witch series set in Portsmouth called Love Spells Gone Wrong. There used to be a new age store called The Mustard Seed. Now my inspiration has closed. ☹, I like to use a variety of settings. My mass market paperbacks take place in Boston. Do you use New Hampshire and/or New England as a setting in any of your books? Yes and many places I’ve visited. The only place I wrote about and never visited was Romania. What is your favorite time of year in NH and why? You might be surprised to hear me say Summer, because of the conference I put on in October called Fall in Love with New England, but that’s the truth. I love sunshine and warmth. Fall was my father’s favorite time of year. I always think of him when the leaves change color and the air turns cool and crisp. For more information on Ash’s con, check out: www.fallinlovewithnewengland.com! Featured Work: Ash released a paranormal anthology, Immortally Yours earlier this month. The book includes: Life by Lizette Death by Delilah Giggles by...
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