Here's a look at Glitter
Josh and Laurence's friendship was more like two enemies circling each other around mutual friends. Their arguments were legendary.
Until one night, fate stepped in and changed everything. There was a hard truth waiting for Josh around the next corner. An attraction that could not be denied. One that refused to be ignored.
Would their tenuous friendship survive the fallout between these two reluctant friends? Could a love that took four years to emerge be stronger than either had ever anticipated? Or were they destined to remain merely frenemies?
Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”
Diana: Andrew Grey. He's just really a nice guy to know. He can also really manipulate emotion through his characters. That is a true gift in writing.
Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?
Diana: I've considered this with a friend of mine, and honestly, it's not something that comes easy to me. We've tinkered once or twice, but it takes a real committment to partner with someone to co-write and neither of our schedules have allowed for more. The culprit? J. Morgan. He's freaking hilarious, where I'm cynical. He writes crazy-funny women, and I write analytical men. Total role reversal. Maybe someday we'll manage it.
Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?
Diana Seeing everyone again. I have such a blast every year seeing everyone that it's really the highlight for me.
Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?
Diana: Just one??? That would be the end of the world!! Um... Possibly The Charlie Factor. It doesn't seem to matter how many times I read it, I can still get sucked into it and enjoy the story.
Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)?
Diana: Hm.... I'm not sure. I have a lot of characters. :) And there have been some incredible ones that I've read from other authors as well. Morgan Aiza (A Trust Revealed), because he was one of the first really Big-and-Bad characters to pull at me. I adore Charlie Baker (The Charlie Factor), and there's been no one like Laurence Toliver (Glitter). Several of Andrew Grey's have stuck with me because they're so real and easy to relate to. The same with G.A. Hauser. I've been reading predominently MM for over a year now so...
Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?
Diana: That depends on the characters. Some are like a quiet wind, here then gone. Others demand their story. That happens more often than me chosing them. They chose me and then won't let me rest until they get their story told.
A recent one that I've been poking to see if he's willing, and thinking he might be, is Brice Reynolds (Tougher to Love). The problem has been figuring out his story and just who his perfect match is. You watch, I'll give up and then he'll say "Hey Diana! Where's my story?" And I'll be writing it. LOL
*Favorite color: Burgandy (If they really know me, they'll know this one. :) )
*Favorite food: Chocolate
*Boots or heels: Heels (but I'm really more of a flip-flop gal. :) )
*eReader or Print: eReader
*Beer, Liquor or Wine: Not really a drinker but beer is last.
*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: That's a good question! When someone knows, tell me! hahahah
*Favorite TV Show: Don't watch TV
*Favorite Book series (besides your own): Dark Series / Christine Feehan
*Pj’s or Lingerie: Pjs
*Vampires vs. Shifters: Shifters
Want to learn more about Diana? Here are some links.
Diana Castilleja Website Diana Castilleja Blog Diana DeRicci Website Diana DeRicci Blog Draven's Crossing Diana's Author Loop Facebook Twitter Amazon
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