Welcome. This is the journal of Diana Copland, writer of m/m slash romantic fiction.
By way of introduction, a bit of back story.
I began writing at the age of 13, when I shamelessly ripped off elements of Jane Eyre, fused it to Dark Shadows, (complete with brooding anti-hero Quentin Collins; yum) and turned it in as a creative writing assignment. My English teacher gave me an A, I'm quite sure as a gift to the 'poor child who thinks over-wrought gothic horror equals writing', and I've never looked back.
After banging away on my keyboard for several years in my basement, and being rejected by several publishers, I discovered Fanfiction and was lucky enough to be accepted into a community of the most generous people I've ever met. They encouraged me to give writing original fiction another try, and I've been fortunate enough to find Dreamspinner Press, publisher of m/m romance. I;ve been published in the Dreamspinner Press Anthologies twice, First in Sindustry; Volume One with my short story "The Four Seasons", and in A Brush of Wings with my piece titled "The Archangel of Castro". It has one of the most... interesting characters I think I've ever written! At least, he made me laugh!
After that came Beautiful Forever, also with Dreamspinner Press, and then Grand Jete from Silver Publishing.
And now I'm really proud to announce the publication of A Reason To Believe available from Carina Press on October 22, 2012, and available NOW for pre-order at Amazon.
This has been something of an Incredible Journey. I love writing in general, but have given my creative heart to m/m romance. Not only is it sexy, (and it is; admit it! Or you wouldn't be here! *g*), to me it's very important that, in today's sometimes repressive political climate, we remind people that love, in any form, is the greatest gift there is. Whether it's a man and a woman, or a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, the gender doesn't matter. What matters is the heart, and where it takes us.
So, off my soapbox, and Welcome to my little corner of the universe!! I'll be posting updates, and musings, and occasionally nonsense. Well, probably more than just occasionally; I do love nonsense.
You can also follow me, if you like, at twitter @DianaCopland, or at my web page, www.dianacopland,com.
Available at Carina Press October 22, 2012!!!