Interview with Glenda Diana

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Having a reader enjoy my story.
Who are your favorite authors?
Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz), Roberta Gellis.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Without our readers...a writer is nothing. It makes me feel good to know that one of my stories made someone laugh, cry, or just helped them escape their busy day for a few minutes.
What are you working on next?
2019-2020: Book 3 to the Wynhurst Novels -- Book 4 to the Stonecrest Novels -- Book 7 to the Spitfire Novels.
I also have two new regency series that will begin 2019 The Moorstone Novels and The Renford Novels.
It's my hope to get the first book completed to a new western series before the close of 2019.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life. There is so much life to live. My family, my son and daughter are reasons enough to live each day. My seven grandchildren. I'm proud of each of them and thankful to be part of their lives. I thank God everyday for what I have, what He's given me and the life He has chosen for me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend time with my mother, my children, and my grandchildren. Family is so important. I'm blessed to have such a loving family. I love being around my grandchildren, to watch them, talk to them, listen to their hopes and dreams. I also enjoy crocheting, sewing, cooking, and being crafty in whatever idea might strike my imagination.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was Christmas short story I wrote for a contest. I won 3rd place. From there my love of writing grew.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of my favorite books as a child was Ramona the Pest by: Beverly Cleary. I loved that book. The little details, and of course, the uncontrollable impulses....bong, bong, bong went the curls. Loved it! As an adult, my favorite book is Rose in Winter by; Kathleen Woodiwiss.
Who does your covers?
I do all the design work on my covers. My goal is to design a cover that's romantic and classy.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing back in 1986. I entered a short story contest and won 3rd place. The next year I entered again and won 2nd place. The editor gave me such high praise as a "storyteller" that I entered yet again...winning 1st place.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
To tell my story—my way.
If you could tell your readers one thing, what would it be?
Thank you: for taking a chance on my stories.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is like a dream creator. Without Smashwords I never would have been able to achieve my dream of becoming a writer or that I would be working on my 25th novel.
What is your writing process?
I start writing at 3 a.m. every morning. The process is to write and then write some more. I don't have a set number of words or pages that I do per day. The story is finished when it's finished.
What's your biggest problem with the nemsis of a story?
In several of my books I have the villain all set, at least in my mind, and then I get to a point where I really like them and before you know it, they become yet another book to be written. Rueben Ramsey in (SENSUOUS HEART - EDGEWORTH NOVEL BOOK 1) was just such a character. To find out about Rueben, you'll have to read: TEMPTING A SCOUNDREL - EDGEWORTH NOVEL BOOK 4.

Another bad guy turned good was Lord Ryder (FOREVER MINE - WYNHURST NOVEL BOOK 1) He got his own book (TO DARE A MARQUESS - WYNHURST NOVEL BOOK 2).
In your stories, which heroine is your favorite?
All of them. LOL Each has certain characteristics that I love. Billy Jo in COLORADO SPITFIRE is feisty and sometimes ornery. Then you there is Ivy in TO DARE A MARQUESS who is sweet and impish. Jordan in THE VISCOUNT WHO LOVED HER is one of the kindest and sweetest heroines I have created. Most of my heroines have spunk, while others are unconventional. To pick one would be impossible. . .I love them all. :)
Published 2018-11-16.
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Books by This Author

Kentucky Spinster (A Spitfire Novel Book 6)
Series: Spitfire Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Van Larson had traveled all the way from Peaceful, Colorado to Mud Water, Kentucky just to marry a schoolmarm/spinster. Not once did he think she would be so sweet, so sexy, and so damn beautiful. Hellfire! A man couldn’t ask for more than that.
The Reclusive Duke (Edgeworth Novel Book 7)
Series: Edgeworth Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,170. Language: American English. Published: May 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
The Duke of Shirewood, Mercer Adam Danvers was too big, too ugly, and a brute of a man. Long ago he had given up on finding a woman who didn’t fear him. . .that is, until he came across Lady Desmond Kirby. Desmond was in love with Mercer, but he was being stubborn. There was only thing she could do. . .prove to him that he was all she desired, all that she wanted, and all that she loved.
Falling in Love with Lord Surrey (Kingston Novel Book 2)
Series: Kingston Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,910. Language: American English. Published: January 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Lady Alianore Telford was in love with the handsome, roguishly, rakish Lord Surrey. All she had to do was figure out how to win him as her own. Vance Rockford, The Viscount of Surrey, was at war with himself. One part wanted to throttle Alianore, the other part wanted to make love to her. Her beauty and innocence captured his hear, but it was her fiery temper that ignited his passion.
The Viscount Who Loved Her (A Stonecrest Novel Book 3)
Series: Stonecrest Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,150. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
It was downright irritating how fast a man’s life could change, Alan Garrick, Viscount of Tulworth thought. One moment he was a well known rake. . .the next, he found himself sacrificed on the altar of matrimony. Jordan Goodwyn wasn’t exactly sure why she agreed to marry a stranger. Then again, Alan sent her heart to fluttering and made her wish for things that seemed impossible.
Tennessee Angel (A Spitfire Novel Book 5)
Series: Spitfire Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,960. Language: American English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
What should have started out as wedding bliss for Eric and Kaitlin Lewis, didn’t exactly go as planned. Not when they found themselves in a town filled with murdering outlaws who only wanted one thing. . .Kaitlin. Escape was almost too easy, but staying ahead of the band of cutthroats set them on a course of survival. . .passion. . .and love.
I Belong to You (Edgeworth Novel Book 6)
Series: Edgeworth Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,290. Language: American English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Lord Thomas Jamieson had his life set on a course. He had never been a rake. Instead, he was a man who wanted true love like that of his parents. Miss Bailey Preston claims she belongs to him. That when he acquired all that belonged to her father that included her. She was crazy. Desiring her was easy. Wanting her for his own was inevitable. Apparently, the chit’s madness was contagious.
To Dare A Marquess (A Wynhurst Novel Book 2)
Series: A Wynhurst Novel. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 78,570. Language: American English. Published: December 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
For The Marquess of Ryder, Richard Deaueraux, it was just another Season. Into his boredom stepped an angel…gorgeous, tempting, and daft. Ivy Rivard Chappel had come to London to dare a Marquess. Lord Ryder had plenty of women vying for his attention. Ivy dared to be different…she dared to capture his interest…and she dared him to love her.
Rendezvous at Midnight (Kingston Novel Book 1)
Series: Kingston Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,470. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
The Earl of Kingston, Gabriel Langston, was unprepared for the little beauty who came to London with his family, nor had he counted on the desire she would stir within him. Warner Brooke wasn’t searching for a husband, but after meeting Gabriel, she thought she just might want a husband after all…especially if that man could be Lord Kingston.
Virginia Runaway (A Spitfire Novel Book 4)
Series: Spitfire Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,220. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Miranda Paterson had traveled from Virginia to Colorado. Her main goal had been to get as far away from Richmond and the lecherous man she had worked for. Tommy Gates never thought when he entered Ellis Howard’s Mercantile he would find the woman his heart had been searching for. First he had to rescue her…then he was going to marry her.
The Earl of Persuasion (Edgeworth Novel Book 5)
Series: Edgeworth Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,510. Language: American English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
It was a good plan. . .a simple plan. The Earl of Westbrook, Gideon Andrew Jamieson would find the most unsuitable woman to be his bride. Once his parents, The Duke and Duchess of Trevor saw their future daughter-in-law they would demand he break the engagement and thereby leave him alone about marriage. It was a simple plan. . .that turned complicated.
To Capture An Enchantress
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,080. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Emry Nivian Rhaine had journeyed to London to find a husband. When she spotted Lord Hawke across the ballroom floor she was drawn to him. Granted, he was handsome, but what drew her was his quiet strength. The Viscount of Hawke, Harland Winstead, stared at the gorgeous young woman. She wasn’t for him. Yet there was something about her which pulled at the fabric of his being.
Tempting A Scoundrel (Edgeworth Novel Book 4)
Series: Edgeworth Novels. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,880. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Nothing could have prepared Rueben Ramsey for the gorgeous little pirate he was to protect. How the devil was he to protect her when all he could think about was ravishing her? Ryanne Sedway wanted Rueben for her own. . .she just wasn’t sure how to go about tempting a scoundrel.
The Bargain (A Stonecrest Novel Book 2)
Series: Stonecrest Novels. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,940. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Eight years had passed since Henrieta Deveraux had done the unthinkable. At the age of sixteen she had sent a note to one of London’s most notorious rakes in form of a marriage Bargain. Never did she think that once again she would come face to face with the man who had captured her heart so long ago.
A Rogue Of Her Own (Edgeworth Novel Book 3)
Series: Edgeworth Novels. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,380. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Eric Edgeworth returned from London to find that his home had been invaded by the most gorgeous little pirate any man could hope to find. Darby never thought she would find love at Ridgecliff, but she had. It was in the moments alone with him, where she savored his kisses and surrendered to his tantalizing embrace, that she realized just how much she wanted a rogue of her own.
Texas Temptress (A Spitfire Novel Book 3)
Series: Spitfire Novels. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,500. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Friday January Treborn wanted to shake her head as she stared at the man standing in the back of the hangman’s wagon. Things weren’t going as planned, that was for darn sure. The sheriff was in a hurry to get this hanging over with and if she couldn’t stop him, Ralph Harden would be a couple of inches taller. . .and dead.
A Man To Love (Edgeworth Novel Book 2)
Series: Edgeworth Novels. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,710. Language: American English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Cordelia Sedway wasn’t prepared for the handsome man who would be her protector. Her first sight of Samuel Weinwright, Duke of Ellinston nearly made her swoon. She never knew one man could possess so much sensual masculinity. Samuel agreed to be a protector for some chit, not to some gorgeous creature. For the love of England! He was a rake, not some bloody saint!
Four First in a Series Novels (Box Set)
Series: First Four Novels in a Series. Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 459,990. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Four Complete Romance Novels: Sensuous Heart (Edgeworth Novel Book 1) regency romance Colorado Spitfire (A Spitfire Novel Book 1) western romance Beyond Love (A Stonecrest Novel Book 1) regency romance Forever Mine (A Wynhurst Novel Book 1) regency romance
Waiting For You
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,250. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Enter a world of unknown. . .a world where few mortals have ever entered. A world where two societies exist beyond the fabric of human concept. This is where the story begins. I must forewarn you. . .this is a story of forbidden love and not of who was born of witchcraft and who was the wearer of angel wings.
Box Set: Glenda Diana Christmas Short Story Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Box Set includes these stories: More Than a Memory -- A Christmas Long Since Past -- A Thankful Christmas -- Mae's Christmas -- One Christmas Eve.
Box Set: Glenda Diana Short Story Collection Book 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Box Set includes 3 short stories: Appearances -- Happily Ever After -- One Day
Box Set: Glenda Diana Short Story Collection Book 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Box Set includes 3 short stories: No Sense of Humor -- A Taste of History -- Sunbeam
Forever Mine (A Wynhurst Novel Book 1)
Series: A Wynhurst Novel · First Four Novels in a Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
While others made haste to move from Elliot Franklin’s path, one chit stood her ground. Some would whisper it was her recklessness, others would say it was her immaturity to heed danger. Danella Pennworthy knew it was probably a little of both. . .or something altogether different. From the moment she noticed him striding across the ballroom floor, she had been powerless to move.
One Christmas Eve (A Short Story)
Series: Short Story Christmas Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
The year: 1950. A young mother, Genny wants to give her daughter, Karen, at least one gift for Christmas. But with the help of her friends, Mr. and Mrs. Green, Genny gets a special gift of her own
Mae's Christmas (A Christmas Short Story)
Series: Short Story Christmas Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Mae Stockwell is spending her first Christmas alone since the death of her husband. Christmas will be a lonely one with only memories to keep her company. Bobby Carlton is a young boy who lives next door. He and his family invite Mae to have Christmas Eve dinner with them. . .but the gift they give her is one that touches her heart.
A Christmas Long Since Past / A Thankful Christmas (2 Christmas Short Stories)
Series: Short Story Christmas Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Glenda Diana brings two Christmas stories together for one great read. Each story is about looking back and remembering what's important. Story One: A look at a young girl's Christmas during WWII and a wish to have her four brothers home safe. Story Two: The memory of one special Christmas for a young boy and his family, and how not all gifts come from a store or wrapped in shiny paper.
A Taste of History (A Short Story with recipes included)
Series: Short Story Collection Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Trey Richard loved his great grandparents, Granny and Papaw Jack, but he never knew what to say to them. Papaw Jack, in his own way, was going to bring them together over a plate of homemade dishes and the history that went with them.
Beyond Love (A Stonecrest Novel Book 1)
Series: Stonecrest Novels · First Four Novels in a Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,590. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Thorton Lynwood had waited for two years. . .if her reluctant groom was not going to come to her, then she would go to him.
No Sense of Humor (A Short Story)
Series: Short Story Collection Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Autumn Park, Wisconsin was like any other little small town…or was it? When high school seniors begin disappearing and no one is bothering to explain why. Lance Krane decides to go in search for his missing best friend. What he finds changes his life…forever.
Boston Lady (A Spitfire Novel Book 2)
Series: Spitfire Novels. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,180. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Herb Walker didn't want a wife...mostly a city woman. He wanted a woman who could withstand the west and survive. It was up to Constance O'Hally to prove to him that not only was she strong enough to survive...she was strong enough to love him.
Happily Ever After (A Short Story)
Series: Short Story Collection Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Colleen has always loved fairy tales. Sit down and have a glass of cold ice tea and let her tell you her story...of would-be castles, memories, and her search for a real Prince.
Sunbeam (A Paranormal Romance Short Story)
Series: Short Story Collection Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Once upon a time. . . took on a whole new meaning to Jack Langdon when he journeyed off to a secluded cabin. His goal had been to finish his newest novel, but what he found instead was something he never knew he was searching for.
Colorado Spitfire (A Spitfire Novel Book 1)
Series: Spitfire Novels · First Four Novels in a Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 143,060. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Life in Peaceful, Colorado is anything but peaceful. . .especially when one of their leading citizens is Billy Jo Sander. She’s mean, feisty, and has a mouth that could burn the Devil’s own ears. Love and desire comes riding into her life in the form of one very handsome man. . .a man who can handle her rough edges, all while capturing the wild heart within her.
Sensuous Heart (Edgeworth Novel Book 1)
Series: Edgeworth Novels · First Four Novels in a Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 139,040. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Salaina never thought to find her hearts desire at the funeral of her husband…until she came face to face with William’s older brother. Tameron never imagined he would fall for his brother’s widow. Yet, the need to possess Salaina, the urge to make her his own, and the very desire of his heart seemed to call out to her…leaving him nothing to do but to capture her Sensuous Heart.
More Than A Memory (A Christmas Short Story)
Series: Short Story Christmas Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
For Jesse Hoyt, this Christmas is one that will stick with him. The joy and love he shares with his family; from the soft sounds of Silent Night playing on the old record player, to the fragrance of cinnamon and apples that fills their home. To Jesse, it’s a Christmas that becomes more than a memory.
Appearances (A Short Story)
Series: Short Story Collection Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Ezra Jones needs money. . .but the price could be too high. A single night spent with a haggard old woman was the bargain. She wants something much more valuable than money. . .but what she gets instead was not what she had expected or wanted.
One Day (A Short Story)
Series: Short Story Collection Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Valerie Rickman was married to verbally abusive husband. No matter how many times she wished for One Day…it never came…until today.
Unwanted Bride
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 144,830. Language: American English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Korrin Taylor was only going to be in Unity, Texas for a short time and then she was going back to her home in Tennessee. Zacharias Kincade did his best to stay away from all the Taylor women, but a kidnapping gone wrong brings him face-to-face with the most dangerous of the Taylor women he had met, so far. This one ignites his passion and entraps his heart.