Diane Farr

Biography

Diane Farr was first published at the age of eight when the local newspaper printed one of her poems. She has spent most of her life with her nose in a book -- sometimes reading, sometimes writing. Eventually she produced eight historical romances and a novella that were all published by Signet Books. Now she publishes her own work. She is also the author of an award-winning young adult paranormal series, THE SPELLSPINNERS.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I'm pretty sure I began when I was nine months old.

This may require an explanation.

Evidently, I was an early-morning babbler in my extreme youth. My parents formed the habit of removing me from my crib, where my yakking impeded their ability to sleep, and placing me in a playpen in the living room.There, I could carry on to my heart's delight until the rest of the household was ready to greet the day. One day my dad turned on a tape recorder before he went back to bed, and captured my morning routine.

You can hear me bouncing and murmuring. My voice goes high. My voice goes low. I am babbling nonsense syllables, interspersed with snatches of melody that are, all too clearly, portions of the "Mickey Mouse Club" theme. I laugh at my own jokes. I am, in my baby way, telling stories. At nine months old.

They do say some people are "born storytellers." I must fall into that category!
What's the story behind your latest book?
Years ago, my agent pitched a book series for me to a high-ranking editor at a New York publishing house that shall remain nameless. The editor approached me at a dinner party and waxed enthusiastic about it. Unfortunately, my agent had neglected to tell me that she had done this (hoping to surprise me with this lovely idea the next day). I responded to the editor with a blank stare and explained, blushing, that she must have confused me with some other writer. My blank stare was, naturally, returned. And the big New York publisher never picked up my series.

Fast-forward to today. The publishing landscape has changed. I no longer am at the mercy of well-meaning agents or enthusiastic, but easily-offended, editors. And after all, the idea my agent came up with was pretty good. So I'm writing it. Book One was "The Mistletoe Test."
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Where to find Diane Farr online

Books

The Mistletoe Test
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Luckless Lulu longs for love ... but should she try to overcome her awkward, tomboy nature--or find a man who will love her as she is? Set against the backdrop of Christmastime in Bath, The Mistletoe Test is a holiday charmer, a sweet and sparkling sugar plum of a book.
Falling for Chloe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,260. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Chloe and Gil are lifelong friends, but when a notice of their engagement mysteriously appears in the London papers they are outraged - and determined to escape the trap. Unfortunately, breaking their trumped-up betrothal proves trickier than either of them had bargained for. "...charming and sweet... I heartily recommend FALLING FOR CHLOE." - All About Romance
Under A Lucky Star
Series: "Star" Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,310. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.00 from 1 review)
Derek Whittaker does not believe in love at first sight - until he lays eyes on Cynthia Fitzwilliam, the icy beauty known as the "Frost Fair." He alone perceives the warm & vibrant nature hidden beneath her chilly demeanor - but can he melt her frozen heart? "Simple yet magical ... this book will remind readers why sweet is sometimes better." - Publisher's Weekly
Under The Wishing Star
Series: "Star" Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,580. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.00 from 1 review)
Widower Malcolm Chase wants to dismiss his daughter's cruel governess and hire kind Natalie Whittaker instead. Natalie fears it would be unseemly for a woman of her station to move into a bachelor's household. The obvious solution? Marriage. But Natalie desires a union of love, not convenience - and Malcolm's dark past has taught him there is no such thing as love.
The Fortune Hunter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,600. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
Desperate and destitute, wicked Lord Rival has drawn up a list of rich single women who might be willing to wed -- and mysterious, reclusive Lady Olivia Fairfax heads the list. But when he finally meets the elusive Lady Olivia, she is hardly the lonely naif he expected. Her quick wit and sweet temper completely entrance him -- and make it difficult to bring his heartless seduction to a conclusion.
Once Upon A Christmas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,420. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.00 from 1 review)
After a tragic loss, Celia Delacourt faces a life of loneliness & poverty - until a distant cousin, the Duchess of Arnsford, unexpectedly takes her in. Celia is grateful to be spending Christmas with family, however remote the relation - and despite the chilling grandeur of the ducal palace. And meeting her cousin Jack makes Celia wonder: Will this be the worst Christmas of her life - or the best?
Duel of Hearts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,860. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
A spoiled brat and an arrogant aristocrat, both accustomed to having their own way, delight in taking each other down a peg - until, to their dismay, they realize they've met their match ...in more ways than one. *Winner of the GOLDEN QUILL award for Best Regency Romance* *An All About Romance DESERT ISLE KEEPER* "Truly one of the most delightful books of the year." -- All About Romance
Playing to Win
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,190. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.00 from 1 review)
Trevor Whitlatch always wins when playing the game of love. His first glimpse of lovely, baseborn Clarissa fills him with desire — and determination. She will be his next mistress. But love is no game to Clarissa. She has suffered all her life from the choices her mother made, and vows that no child of hers will bear that shame. Irresistible force ... meet immovable object.