Aurora talks to Diana Bold
• What inspires you to write?
I’ve been writing since I was a child. I moved to Colorado from Louisiana right before kindergarten, and I had a thick Southern accent that the other kids mocked. So, I retreated into books and started making up characters in my head. I won my first writing contest when I was seven, and I was hooked. I write romance because I truly do believe that love is the only thing in the world that really matters.
• What does your writing space look like?
I just bought a new house and will be moving in the next week, so currently, I am writing on my laptop on the couch. Everything else is packed up and the whole thing is playing havoc with my OCD. However, I hope to be relocated in my new office soon. I really function best somewhere that is very organized. I plan to have white furniture, gray walls, gray wood floors and purple accents. You can check my website in the next few months to see the final results!
• Please tell us a little about your books.
I write dark historical romance, both Victorians and Westerns. I love characters who are a little damaged, who are struggling to find something to hold onto. I try hard to give them real conflicts, life or death stakes, as I hate it when plots are built around misunderstandings that could be solved with one honest conversation. Love is always the answer, isn’t it?
• What do you like to do to unwind?
My favorite thing is still just hanging out with the man I love. He’s a great conversationalist, and we can literally talk all night. I also love to cook and enjoy hosting dinner parties with interesting guests. I live in a beautiful mountain town in Colorado, and I love to go on walks. I started doing something called diamond painting, and I’m addicted. I’ve also recently gotten hooked on one of those subscription mystery games, where they send you clues every month.
• What would be your message to your readers?
I strive to write books that show people who are really trying to make love work even through the worst sort of adversity. Love takes a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it in the end.
Follow Diana at her website and check out her books below: