Friday, August 19, 2005

I'm off to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in two hours...I can't wait to see everyone at EC's headquarters! Don't know if they'll make this August booksigning a yearly affair, but I won't complain if they do. Gives me a chance to meet with fans and hobnob with the wonderful people who publish my books.

Originally I was going to bring my family along, but then we couldn't find a campground in the area. At least, not one within 20 miles of the bookstore. I'm surprised. So they're staying home and I'm bacheloretting it at a hotel for the weekend. I know. Big sacrifice. Actually, I really do enjoy my kids and have gone with them separately on mini-vacations this summer. It was a wonderful way to get to know them as teenagers. So much angst in those years...

I hope to see some of you in Ohio! Play safe,

Friday, August 05, 2005

Where did the month of July go? Did anyone see it? Or was that the blur I saw going past when I took a glance up from my computer?

So much time, so little to do.
Wait! Reverse that!

LOL -- Saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and thought it charming...although Gene Wilder will always hold a special place in my heart as Willie Wonka. Johnny Depp has created a wonderful characterization as well...isn't it great when Hollywood can get it right TWICE?

Let's the past month I've finished a short story that I've submitted for next year's Caveman series from EC (will let you know as soon as I know if it's been accepted or not). I've also begun research on a new historical fiction and begun rewrites on a previously written historical.

Now, I know what you're thinking...Diana Hunter writes contemporary bondage romance, not historical anything. But I'm a woman of many talents (or so my husband tells me ), and have had these other pieces roaming around in my head for a while. So while I wait to get CABIN FEVER back from my editor so I can do the final edits, I'm...playing.

Speaking of CABIN husband and his sister and some friends and I went wining recently (NOT in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. If you don't already know, there are over 100 wineries nestled between, around and beside the lakes...and most of them make award-winning treats for the tastebuds. That day we rented a limo (we're not stupid...we don't drink and drive!!!), and visited nine wineries on the shores of the Seneca and Cayuga lakes.

Now, what does all this have to do with CABIN FEVER? Hazlitt Vineyards, a vineyard that planted it's first vine in 1852, has a wonderful white wine called....Cabin Fever! I was delighted to find it a sweet wine (my tastes run to the sweeter wines....give me a good port anyday!)...and I bought several bottles. On August 20th, I'm doing a book signing...and intend to give away a bottle of it in a special drawing for those who attend. You can find details on both my website ( and on my newsletter (

So I have been keeping busy, even if I haven't been blogging. To those of you who made it to the Romance Writers of America conference...I hope you all had a good time. Perhaps next year I'll be able to make it!

Till safe!