Diana Cosby: A Helping Heart

Diana Cosby

Everyone’s Story gives a super warm welcome to author Diana Cosby. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Diana for years and I’m happy she’s back with us this week. Diana is a very special, heart-sweet woman who is not only a talented novelist but a dedicated roll-up-her-sleeves person who is very active with Habitat For Humanity, combining her love for helping others, as well as her love of romance writing. Please check out Diana’s special Giveaway offer for 2 different winners. Both Diana and I look forward to hearing from you.

Plus, after reading what Diana shares, please check out the information on the fabulous Christian Fiction Readers Retreat at the bottom of this post.

 

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BookGiveawayDiana is offering a lovely Giveaway offer: 1 randomly chosen winner will receive the Scottish historical novel His Woman, Book #2 in the bestselling MacGruder Brothers series(written for the ABA general market), 1 randomly chosen winner will receive Diana’s specially crafted mug.  If you have a preference please state so, although there is no gurantee. The winners will be announced here on Friday, June 3rd. 

 

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** Please note regarding BookGiveaways: to further protect your privacy, and since email contact info is appearing for “my eyes only” when the comments go into my moderation box, emails within comments are no longer required. However, if yours does NOT appear I will leave a comment for you to forward it in order for you to chance winning

 

 

Blurb for His Woman:

Trusting Her Was Unthinkable Lady Isabel Adair is the last woman Sir Duncan MacGruder wants to see again, much less be obliged to save. Three years ago, Isabel broke their engagement to become the Earl of Frasyer’s mistress, shattering Duncan’s heart and hopes in one painful blow. But Duncan’s promise to Isabel’s dying brother compels him to rescue her from those determined to bring down Scottish rebel Sir William Wallace.

Resisting Her Was Impossible Betraying the man she loved was the only way for Isabel to save her father, but every moment she spends with Duncan reminds her just how much she sacrificed. No one could blame him for despising her, yet Duncan’s misgivings cannot withstand a desire that has grown wilder with time. Now, on a perilous journey through Scotland, two wary lovers must confront both the enemies who will stop at nothing to hunt them down, and the secret legacy that threatens their passion and their lives. . .

Diana’s past blog feature on Everyone’s Story: Author Diana Cosby on Writing, Volunteering, and the Art of Camel Riding

Romance Reader’s Build A Habitat For Humanity Home by Diana Cosby

Romance readers are AMAZING! And . . . so is Habitat For Humanity, a charity that I love supporting and volunteering for. So, I thought, why not pair the two and help a deserving family receive a home? And, the Diana Cosby’s Romance Reader’s Build A Habitat For Humanity Home fundraiser was born.

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I contacted Habitat For Humanity office in Grayson County, Texas, where I’ve had the honor of helping with several builds and spoke with Laurie Mealy, Executive Director. She embraced the project, and was thrilled at the thought of pairing romance readers, who love stories where heroes and heroines overcome challenges to make their dreams come true, with making the dream of a home for a deserving family a reality.

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How it works:

As readers send contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County, a bar beneath the home on the upper right side of the homepage on their website will fill in, with total donations to date listed below. The goal is to fund an entire home – $55,000. Donations can be sent via PayPal by ‘clicking’ on the house, which takes you to the donation page, or by mailing a check or money order to:

Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County

901 N. Grand Avenue

P.O. Box 2725

Sherman, TX 75091

I kicked off the challenge by donating $200. As I write this, we’ve raised $7,550. I have total faith that romance readers together are an unstoppable force, and as the stories they love, they will leave a deserving family with a happy ending.

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Habitat For Humanity in Sherman has begun a new feature called, “Books For Homes.”  When they have home improvement sales or other similar venues, they now have a table with donated books.  The books are available ‘by donation.’  All funds raised by ‘Books For Homes’ is added to the Diana Cosby’s Romance Readers Build A Habitat For Humanity Home fundraiser.  If anyone is interested in donating books for ‘Books For Homes,’ please mail them Media Mail to:

Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County

901 N. Grand Avenue

P.O. Box 2725

Sherman, TX 75091

Attn:  Laurie Mealy – Books For Homes

My sincere thanks to Elaine for inviting me to visit Everyone’s Story, and another thank you to everyone for helping make an incredible difference in a deserving family’s life. For when they walk into a Habitat For Humanity house, it’s more thank mortar and wood, but a place where they can call home.

God bless,

Diana Cosby, International Best-Selling Author

www.dianacosby.com

Diana’s Ah-hahs To Tweet:

#ScottishRomance author Diana Cosby: How #writers & #readers can help with Habitat For Humanity. (Tweet This)

Everyone’s Story: Win #Giveaway of #ScottishRomance author Diana Cosby. (Tweet This)

Author’s Bio:

A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense. Books in her award-winning MacGruder Brothers series are translated in five languages. Diana has spoken at the Library of Congress, Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC, and appeared in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happy Ever After,” MSN.com, Atlantic County Women Magazine, and Texoma Living Magazine.

After her career in the Navy, Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world. With the release of the third book in The Oath Trilogy and the e Box Set of the MacGruder Brothers series, she is now preparing for the release of the first book in The Forbidden Series, Forbidden Legacy, on 16 August 2016!

Diana looks forward to the years of writing ahead and meeting the amazing people who will share this journey.

Places to connect with Diana:

Website

Goodreads

Facebook

Amazon

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I’ve been blessed by some lovely reviews–check them out:

Amazon   Barnes&Noble

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I’ll be at this amazing event that unites readers and authors. Will you be there? Let me know!

Come join us at the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat One Day Event (CFRR) in Nashville, TN this summer! Our event theme is “Honoring God through Christian Fiction.”  Enjoy speaker sessions, author panels, breakout sessions, prayer & worship and author signings with your favorite Christian fiction authors! With 30+ authors, food, swag (including free books), games and TONS of giveaways, you don’t want to miss this event!

When is it, you ask?

August 24, 2016
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 

For more information, including schedule, authors list, registration info and other logistical questions, check out our website HERE, or click on the image above.  Registration is now open! Late registration begins on June 16th. Once capacity is reached, registration will close. So hurry up and register!

Standard Registration Fee: $98
Late Registration Fee: $120
 

To go ahead and register, just go right HERE.

AND for the first giveaway at the event, all those registered can enter for the chance to win a BOX of Christian Fiction from the stewards of the event.  Just click on the image below to enter. (Link also available on our website).

We hope to see you there!

 

Diana and I look forward to your comments. The comment area is below. 

Click “Comments.”

25 comments to Diana Cosby: A Helping Heart

  • Habitat for Humanity is such a worthwhile charity. We have several families in our small town who have new homes due to the organization.

    • elaineadmin

      This warms my heart to hear, Pat. Diana is one of the most giving, generous people I know (of course, you’re another one 💗).

    • Patricia,
      Thank you so much for stopping by today. I agree, Habitat For Humanity touches so many lives in such incredible ways. I’m humbled by how romance readers are coming together to give a deserving family a Habitat For Humanity Home, so they can begin their happily ever after. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
      Sincerely,

      Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.

  • Elaine,
    My sincere thanks for inviting me back to Everyone’s Story, and thank you to everyone for stopping by. Habitat For Humanity is very personal to me. They make such a profound difference in so many lives. I’m deeply thankful at how romance readers are coming together to raise funds to build a Habitat For Humanity home in Grayson Country, TX., and I’m humbled to share that as of today, we’ve raised $7,650 in our quest to reach $55,000.(http://graysonhabitat.org/) A Habitat For Humanity Home is more than concrete and wood, but a place where a family’s dreams can come true. Take care and God bless.
    *Hugs*

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.

    • elaineadmin

      Diana, it’s always a pleasure to host you, my friend. I’m so proud of you and your work for Habitat for Humanity 💗

      Oddly, and I apologize, I didn’t receive the usual notification that there were comments waiting for my approval… but, I found them just now!

  • Marilyn R

    What an amazing combination Diana Cosby has created with Habitat for Humanity and romance readers. Habitat for Humanity is well known in our area plus the organization has a resale store where they accept donated household items. Diana Cosby is a new author; however, her books sounds intriguing. It’s always great to discover new Christian authors. God bless all.

    • elaineadmin

      Marilyn, it’s always a joy seeing you here!

      This is the first time I’ve heard of Habitat having a resale store… I need to look into that in my area.

      I’ll let Diana respond to what type of fiction market she writes for.

  • An amazing organization that is recognized around the globe for practical solutions and making a real difference in people’s lives. Congratulations to Diana and her readers for taking part is such a wonderful project.

    • elaineadmin

      Fiona, thanks for visiting–I’m sure Diana will smile when she sees your comment.

      Hope to see you again on Everyone’s Story.

  • Marilyn,
    Thank you so much for stopping by. Habitat for Humanity is an incredible organization, and they truly make such a difference in so many lives. I agree, their retail store is incredible. Those looking to fix up their home need to check out what Habitat For Humanity’s st resale store has first. 🙂
    I write Scottish medieval romantic suspense, not Christian inspirational, but I love reading Christian inspirational romance novels. A little know tid-bit, I was 3/4th the way through a contemporary Christian inspirational novel when I sold my first book, which was a Scottish medieval historical.
    Take care, and I wish you the best.
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.

  • Fiona,
    I appreciate your stopping by. I agree, Habitat For Humanity is an amazing, well thought out organization that helps so many. I’m humbled by how the romance readers are coming together to build a Habitat Home. They’re truly amazing. Take care, and I hope you have a terrific day!
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.

  • Danielle Corrow

    I love Habitat for humanity!! I love seeing deserving people get their own special place to live.

    • elaineadmin

      Danielle, thanks for visiting today! I agree–everyone deserves to have a good place to live. It’s really sad to learn of the deplorable living conditions of many throughout the world.

      I hope you’ll visit again 😊

  • this lady’s books are fabulous , once you start one of her books there is no putting them down, such a caring lady

    • elaineadmin

      Sharon, thanks for stopping by. Diana is both an amazing author and an amazing socially concerned woman. I’m proud of her!

  • Ann Ellison

    Enjoyed the post. Several years ago I was part of a woman’s organization that took part in all all woman’s build for Habitat for Humanity and it was a wonderful experience. Diana is another author that I am not familiar with, but I definitely plan on checking out her books.

    • elaineadmin

      Ann, you always make me smile when you visit and I’m sure Diana will be smiling when she reads about your magnificent participation with Habitat 💗

  • Jessica McKamey

    Habitat for Humanity is amazing. It change lives, fosters community and it also reminds people that life holds value! Working hard together solves problems-in any corner of the world…

    • elaineadmin

      Thanks for visiting, Jessica. I agree–elbow work + prayer (my added thoughts) really makes a difference.

      Hope to see you again!

  • Danielle,
    Thank you very much for stopping by. I agree, Habitat For Humanity is a wonderful, heart-inspiring charity. When I work on a builds I meet the most amazing people. I thank everyone involved with Habitat For Humanity for making such a tremendous difference in so many deserving families lives. Take care, and I wish you the best.
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.

  • Sharon,
    I appreciate your stopping by, I’m humbled by your kind comments about my stories, and thank you so much for your friendship. Habitat For Humanity is an amazing charity, and I feel blessed by how romance readers are coming together to give a deserving family their happily ever after. Enjoy your weekend, and I wish you the best! *Hugs*
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.

  • Hi Ann,
    Thank you very much for stopping by, and for volunteering for Habitat For Humanity. Women’s builds are such an amazing and fun event. I appreciate your checking out my stories, if you decide to try any, I hope you enjoy them. Take care, and I wish you the best.
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.

  • elaineadmin

    It was my pleasure to host my friend, Diana Cosby, on Everyone’s Story this week. Even more, I’m glad that she shared her passion for helping others, especially Habitat For Humanity. Kudos to you, Diana. I know you’re not helping Habitat for any special recognition, but I do applaud you and all of your efforts 💗

    Thanks too for the wonderful Giveaways!!

    The first one, Diana’s novel HIS WOMAN, goes to … Danielle. Congratulations, Danielle. Happy reading!
    The second prize, Diana’s designer mug, goes to … Sharon. Yay, Sharon!

    Danielle and Sharon, both Diana and I will contact you via direct emails.

    Blessings to all.

  • My deepest thanks to everyone who stopped by. Habitat For Humanity is an amazing charity, and it’s an honor to come together with readers to raise funds for a Habitat Home and give a deserving family their happily every after.

    Congratulations to the two winners!
    Danielle – a signed copy of His Woman.
    Sharon – the mug.
    *Note: I have sent both of you an e-mail.

    Elaine, my sincere thanks for having me back on Everyone’s story. I’m blessed by your friendship. *Hugs*

    I wish each of you the very best.
    Sincerely,

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.

    • elaineadmin

      And I’m blessed by yours, Diana 💗 I’m definitely looking forward to when you come back again on Everyone’s Story!

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