Diana Dempsey

Biography

Diana Dempsey traded in an Emmy-winning career in TV news to write fast, fun romantic fiction. Her debut novel, FALLING STAR, was nominated for a RITA award for Best First Book by the members of Romance Writers of America. It centers on the personal and professional travails—and eventual triumphs—of a primetime anchorwoman. TO CATCH THE MOON, a Romantic Times Top Pick, combines a murder mystery with a love triangle. TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN goes behind the glossy veneer of a Napa Valley winery to find forbidden love, intrigue, and betrayal. CHASING VENUS is a romantic suspense about Annie Rowell, who discovers that being a best-selling novelist can be a killer ...

Since Diana enjoys the occasional well-executed murder, she's launched a cozy mystery series. MS AMERICA AND THE OFFING ON OAHU introduces beauty queen and budding sleuth Happy Pennington, who must clear her name when her fiercest competitor tumbles dead out of the isolation booth during the pageant finale. MS AMERICA AND THE VILLAINY IN VEGAS finds Happy in Sin City for the over-the-top nuptials of pageant-wear purveyor Sally Anne Gibbons, only to have the best man turn up dead.

In her dozen years in television news, the former Diana Koricke played every on-air role from network correspondent to local news anchor. She reported for NBC News from New York, Tokyo, and Burbank, and substitute anchored such broadcasts as Sunrise, Today, and NBC Nightly News. In addition, she was a morning anchor for KTTV 11 Fox News in Los Angeles. She started her broadcast career with the Financial News Network.

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York - Go, Bills! - Diana is a graduate of Harvard University and the winner of a Rotary International Foundation Scholarship. She enjoyed stints overseas in Belgium, the U.K., and Japan, and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband and a West Highland White Terrier, not necessarily in that order.

Diana loves to hear from readers! Visit www.dianadempsey.com to email Diana, and sign up to her mailing list to hear first about her new releases. Also join her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

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Books

Ms America and the Whoopsie in Winona
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Series: Beauty Queen Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,760. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(Beauty Queen Mysteries #4) Happy Pennington loves Christmas, but this year murder gets in the way of the tinsel and the candy canes.. In small-town Minnesota, Happy discovers that nothing is what it seems. Society matrons worship Norse goddesses and Victorian mansions hide salacious secrets. Just in time, heartthrob Mario Suave swoops in to help any way he can. Especially under the mistletoe..
Ms America and the Mayhem in Miami
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Series: Beauty Queen Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,930. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(Beauty Queen Mysteries #3) Happy Pennington can’t say no when hunky reality-show host Mario Suave asks her to step in as a last-minute judge for the Teen Princess of the Everglades beauty pageant. But in glittery Miami—the land of the tanned, the toned, and the treacherous—pageant preps screech to a dead halt when one of Happy's fellow judges is found strangled by a string bikini ...
Ms America and the Villainy in Vegas
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Series: Beauty Queen Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,910. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(Series#2) “Superfab fun mystery”…“A giggle a minute”…“Happy might be the next Stephanie Plum!” Beauty queen and budding sleuth Happy Pennington goes to gaudy Las Vegas for the nuptials of pageant-wear purveyor Sally Anne Gibbons. The last thing she expects at the altar is a corpse. But at these over-the-top nuptials that’s what she finds: a dead best man and a groom who just might be the killer.
Chasing Venus
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,120. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Annette Rowell is enjoying the literary success she long dreamed of, but it's made her the target of a killer. Reid Gardner hosts a crime show dedicated to capturing dangerous fugitives and helping victims. No victim arouses his ardor more than Annette. Yet falling in love with her could cost him not only the reputation he's spent years building, but the one killer who keeps eluding him ...
Ms America and the Offing on Oahu
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Series: Beauty Queen Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 82,430. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(Series#1) Happy Pennington finds out it’s not all sequins and silicone when she competes on Oahu for the Ms America crown. When her fiercest competitor tumbles dead out of the isolation booth during the pageant finale, Honolulu PD gets to thinking Happy might have killed her. What’s the only thing a beauty queen worth her sash can do? Nab the real killer ... Visit Diana at www.dianadempsey.com
Too Close to the Sun
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,920. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Winemaker Gabby DeLuca is back in gorgeous Napa Valley, nursing a broken heart and doing her best to create wonderful vintages she can be proud of. Then hotshot financier Will Henley appears on the scene, prowling for an acquisition. Will could be big trouble - for Gabby’s heart as well as her winery. Or his ingenious proposition might just prove to be the best deal of both their lives ...
To Catch the Moon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,540. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Prosecutor Alicia Maldonado nets a high-profile case when a candidate for governor is murdered. Charismatic TV reporter Milo Pappas shows up to cover the story-only to find himself even more intrigued by the beautiful assistant D.A. than by the courtroom drama. Ethics demand that Alicia and Milo keep their relationship strictly professional. That's easier said than done when passion ignites ...
Falling Star
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,780. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.89 from 9 reviews)
Natalie Daniels' husband just dumped her. Her boss is scheming to replace her. And she's falling in love with her sexy Australian TV news agent - who's about to propose to somebody else. What's a woman to do? Dig deep and show what she's made of - which just might land her both the job and the man of her dreams. Nominated for a Rita Award for Best First Book by the Romance Writers of America

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