Diana Cosby Speaks Up!

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Everyone’s Story welcomes back my long-time friend and ABA Scottish Medieval Romance fiction author Diana Cosby. Diana is also a hero in my eyes, volunteering and fundraising for Habitat for Humanity–please check out her special note following her message. And, Diana’s talent doesn’t stop with writing and helping others, she’s an extraordinary photographer of wild life–I love seeing her photos on Facebook! And, check out Diana’s lovely, original Giveaway below!! We look forward to hearing from you!

Plus: please check out some exciting news plus a personal invitation I have for you, following Diana’s feature.

 

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Giveaway:

Diana is generously offering 1 randomly chosen commenter 1 tote bag and 1 mug, both with her personal insignia, US residents only. The winner will be announced between 6-7 PM EST on October 13th.

** For Giveaways: it’s not necessary to insert your private email information within comments.

 

From Insecurities To Success! by ©2017 Diana Cosby

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Dreams are visions of what we can become. But, dreams are also an invitation to doubt, to wonder if you’re good enough, or if you have what it takes. When I retired from the Navy, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a published author. After 100 rejections, I quit counting as I figured I knew how to achieve a rejection. Then, after 9 ½ years, I’m humbled to share I finally sold. The journey taught me many things, which I’d like to share with you.

-Take yourself seriously: Until you take yourself seriously, no one else will.

-Associate with people who inspire you, and encourage you to achieve your dreams. Encourage and inspire others as you grow.

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-Set a clear goal: Once you know exactly what you want, break down steps to achieve it. If you’re unsure how to start, read biographies of people who have achieved your dream. What steps did they take? Are there any similar avenues you can pursue?

-Each step forward is exactly that: Success is a compilation of small steps toward one focused goal.

-Affiliate yourself with professional organizations: Join groups where you can learn the craft you desire. In addition to networking, there may be opportunities to learn from on-line or local sources about your area of interest.

 

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-Self-affirmation: Each morning reaffirm that you are good enough as well as clarify your goal of the day. Then, move forward with positive, focused steps.

-Inspirational quotes: I’m a huge fan of inspirational quotes that inspires me.

-Permission to fail: Success is more than a moment, but a journey. As we grow within our craft, there will come times when we fail at a certain steps. Focus not on the failure, but on the lessons learned. What worked, what didn’t? Move forward and make wiser decisions with that knowledge.

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-The way we act and talk about our goals reflects our commitment to them: What are you telling yourself? “I WILL do this!” Or, are you assuring yourself that one day you’ll really try?

-A gift of example: When you make the choice to follow your dream, you are doing more than commitment to self, but teaching your children an important life lesson — to dare to dream, and more, to dare to follow your dreams. So, be bold, believe in yourself.

I hope you’ve found inspiration from my comments. Remember, there is no right path, but the steps right for you. Believe in yourself, YOU have what it takes!

                                                                          Sincerely,

Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN Ret.

Romance edged with danger

www.dianacosby.com

International Best-Selling Author

Diana’s 13th novel, Forbidden Vow, book #3 of The Forbidden Series, will be released May 15th, 2018! *Available for preorder.

 

Diana’s Information on Habitat For Humanity:

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

Goal: Raise $55,000 to build a Habitat For Humanity Home. Now—$10,999!

Thank YOU for making an amazing difference in a deserving family’s life!

*Note: All donations, PayPal or via mail, go directly to the Grayson County, TX. Habitat For Humanity.

**Please note on your donation: ‘For the Romance Readers HFH House.’

www.graysonhabitat.org/

 

Diana’s Ah-hahs To Tweet:

#ScottishMedieval #RomanticSuspense author Diana Cosby speaks up: From Insecurities To Success! (Tweet This)

Meet Diana Cosby, author of #Scottish #Romance, #HabitatForHumanity. #Giveaway (Tweet This)

Check out how author Diana Cosby’s Romance Readers Build A Habitat For Humanity Home. (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 have been 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. After the release of the bestselling MacGruder Brothers series, The Oath Trilogy, and books #1 & 2 of The Forbidden Series, she’s now working on book #3, Forbidden Vow, which will be released in May 2018.

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 Page

Diana and I look forward to your comments.

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Winter's Kiss

My novella, And You Came Along, is part of the fabulous collection, Winter’s Kiss, available for pre-orders at only $.99!! It releases November 7th. It will release as a stand-alone novella on December 2nd. You can find it here.

 

BookStore

 

Want a Fall Getaway? I’ll be signing Always WithYou at The Bookstore Plus bookshop in Lake Placid, NY on October 14th between 3-5 pm. I’d love to see you! 

2491 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-2950 

Here’s the link.

 

8 comments to Diana Cosby Speaks Up!

  • Thanks for the great tips. I especially liked this one: Take yourself seriously: Until you take yourself seriously, no one else will.

    • elaineadmin

      Amen and amen, Pat. Thanks for visiting.

    • Diana Cosby
      October 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm · Reply
      Patricia Bradley wrote: Thanks for the great tips. I especially liked this one: Take yourself seriously: Until you take yourself seriously, no one else will.

      ~Hi Patricia, thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so glad you found my post about insecurities to success helpful. Believing in yourself is one of the keys to achieving your dreams. Take care, and I wish you the very best.
      Sincerely,

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

  • Kathryn Green

    I fell in love with the MacGruder Brothers series and have read everything she’s written since. Diana is a phenomenal writer, as well as photographer and all around person! She has inspired me in more ways than one with her calm, selfless, attitude. (I do wish her publishers would do her books in audio as well though because I could listen to them over and over) she just a really great person with a lot of sage advice and thoughts. 😍

    • elaineadmin

      Kathryn, thanks for your visit. Oh, I’d love to hear Diana’s novels on audio!! Perhaps contact her publisher and suggest that… just saying…

      Hope to see you again.

  • Kathryn Green wrote:
    I fell in love with the MacGruder Brothers series and have read everything she’s written since. Diana is a phenomenal writer, as well as photographer and all around person! She has inspired me in more ways than one with her calm, selfless, attitude. (I do wish her publishers would do her books in audio as well though because I could listen to them over and over) she just a really great person with a lot of sage advice and thoughts. 😍

    ~*Hugs* Kathryn, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. I feel blessed daily that I get to write and take photos, both which I love doing. As well, I’m humbled by amazing readers, like you, who have become friends.
    As for audio books, I’m hoping that my novels will be picked up for audio in the future. If so, I’ll share in my newsletter, and more.
    Take care, and I hope you have a fabulous holiday season! *Hugs*
    God bless,

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

  • elaineadmin

    I thank my very special guest, author Diana Cosby, for sharing a great message as well as a great cause–Habitat for Humanity–on Everyone’s Story. Diana, it’s been a pleasure hosting you; it always is. Whenever you’d like to appear again, please let me know.

    Thanks too for the lovely Giveaway of a personalized tote and mug!! And the winner is…

    Kathryn. Congratulations 😊 Both Diana and I will contact you via direct emails.

    Blessings to all.

  • Thank you all so much for stopping by and your kind words.

    Kathryn, congratulations! I’ll be contacting you privately for details on mailing you your prize.

    Elaine, my deepest thanks for inviting me back to Everyone’s Story. Always a sincere honor. Yes, thank you, I’d love to visit again in the future.

    Take care, believe in yourself, and I wish each of you the very best. Dare to go after your dream!
    God bless,

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

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