Lesson # 18: Cover Reveals

My Dear Future Readers,

Today I want to talk to you about something fun. Covers. Book cover reveals. It’s true that my book isn’t out yet and doesn’t have a cover yet. But that does not mean I can’t talk about it.

My friend, Jessica McCrory already published eight books. The Runner’s Daughter was just published on February 15th.  I helped her with the cover reveal.

You may be wondering what is,a,cover reveal? I’ll tell you.

Lesson # 18: Cover Reveals

A cover reveal is a special day when an author gets the chance to show everyone the new cover for their new book. Some authors ask for help from other authors to help spread the word about  the new Cover. I did it for Jessica McCrory and to be honest, I really enjoyed it. I got a chance to use this blog in a new way.

I learned that besides the actual publication of a book, the cover reveal is a very exciting day in the publication process. The cover of the book is like the face of a person…every face is different and yet it has to be attractive enough for another person to stop and talk to you or buy a book. Which is why it is important to have a good cover.

I also think that the cover of a book distinguishes your book from other books. Every cover just like every author is different. The reader should be intrigued by the book cover enough to buy the book. It is important to know what you want on your cover before it comes time to put the cover on. The author’s wishes are the most important.

Don’t let anyone decide for you. Decide for yourself!!!

Remember that your cover and content define you from day one. It is up to you to write your best. Be your best. Write what you believe in.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author


RELEASE!! The Runner’s Daughter by Jessica McCrory

My Dear Future Readers,

Jessica McCrory has a new book out NOW!!

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FBI agent Caid King has fought long and hard to end the corruption within his organization. After the fall of Clayton Matthews, he returns to New York with his head held high and his eye on the next target. He never could have imagined that the dangerous man he’s set his sights on would have ties to the beautiful blonde he found himself instantly drawn to.

Jemma Saige thought she had it all figured out. Her rules for survival were simple. Keep your head down, your bags packed, your running shoes on. But when she meets a man at her local gym, their attraction threatens to break the last and most important of those rules: don’t get tied down.

Now with Jemma’s secrets out in the open and both her and Caid’s lives on the line, can they find a way to work together? Or will Caid turn his back on the runner’s daughter?

I am still reading the advanced copy and let me just say, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK.

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I have always had a love of stories and the different worlds you are able to explore when you crack open the cover to a good book.”

I was born in California and moved to Texas with my family when I was a teenager. I have always been an avid reader and have been writing stories since I was a kid! It has always been a dream of mine to have my stories published and it is beyond exciting to see that dream coming true!

I have a caffeine addiction, I am a wine (red!!) lover (my favorite being Crush by Dreaming Tree!) and I love T-shirts (the kind with the hilarious sayings on them). I am OBSESSED with the TV show Scrubs and I watch it constantly. I have an amazing husband who is more supportive than I could have ever hoped for, two sweet kiddos (who keep my life wonderfully eventful), three dogs, a rabbit, and most recently Hefty Smurf the beta fish.

Growing up, reading was my way to escape reality whether it was good or bad at the time and I want my stories to offer readers the same kind of adventure I have sought out in between the covers of a book.

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I hope you will buy the book and enjoy it. Please leave a review for Jessica McCrory.  I will.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author


Happy Valentine’s Day

My Dear Future Readers,

Today is February 14th, Valentine’s day. I write about true love. How can I miss such a holiday that is dedicated to the feeling of Love? You are right. I can not miss it.

On this day, Love is celebrated and it is good to spend it with the one you love. I believe that Valentine’s Day is special in this way. True love is meant to be celebrated not only on this day but every day.

Love is a feeling that always needed no matter what is happening and on this day, Love for the people around you is more visible because it is the one day when you don’t have to be shy to show what is in your heart.

Take someone you love on a romantic date and sit in a cafe surrounded by candlelight. Give the woman you love a huge bouquet of roses. Or write a poem. Or best of all propose to her with a beautiful ring. No matter what the expression of love will be, it will be memorable because it was Valentine’s Day.

I write romance and read romance only because the way that a person cares for another person is the best expression of Love that there ever was.


The heart is made for feelings and it is indeed our heart that can never stay neutral to the attention we {women} receive on Valentine’s Day. It is this day that we want and crave the attention. I believe that every person in this world should give attention to the woman’s heart.

Yes, I am not in a relationship at this time but every year, I hope that someone will remember that a woman is a woman and a person who needs to be acknowledged. Maybe, some kind of magic will happen and one day, I, too will not be alone on this day.

The Day of Love is a day that should be for everyone and not just for couples. But I believe that Love is something that everyone feels and it doesn’t matter if you are in love or you are just spending the day with friends and family.

Today is a day to show love for the people who you love.  Yes, many people are single but if you care about someone it doesn’t have to be lonely.

Valentine’s Day is a special and beautiful day.


Roses are the best symbol of love and Valentine’s Day. Red roses express romance and passion in the language of flowers.

Roses…Roses….Roses are in the dreams of every woman on Valentine’s Day.  But for women who don’t have a relationship,  they can just be happy to hear words of love from family.

On Valentine’s Day books about romance and true love are more than welcome in the arms of a woman. Reading about romance is almost the same as being loved.  I should know that because I have been reading and writing romance all my life and I am yet to have a great romantic Valentine’s Day.

But as everything else in my life,  it will come when it is ready.  Love is a feeling that always takes time and I am still waiting for the right person to come.

However, on this Valentine’s Day,  I want to  say that I’m grateful for all the Love I have from my friends and family and you,  my dear future readers  because no matter how much I have to wait for the right person,  I know that I have gained something more valuable and that is enough for me right now.

True love is meant to be celebrated not only on this day but every day.  Love is for everyone  and not  just a significant other.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  May be lucky to find true love and hold onto it forever because it is a very rare find.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

 Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Lesson # 17: Creating Excerpts

My Dear Future Readers,

Today I want to talk to you about something fun. I have been doing this,in my Author Group for a while now. I place excerpts from my recent work in progress with pictures and let people read it. You can see that here: Discussions with Diana Rose and Her Future Readers. I was planning on starting doing that here on my blog as well, I just have to figure it out and if people would be interested in it.

Lesson 17: Creating Excerpts

To create an exciting excerpt from your book, you need to figure out where you want to cut it off. Now, cutting off makes people intrigued to read more. But it doesn’t give away the rest of the story. Excerpts help to introduce readers to your book but they are a bit larger than teasers which arexonly a quote long.

To be honest, I was always afraid of sharing text from my work in progress because it wasn’t published. I was also afraid people might not like it because it isn’t finished and unedited. But….as I began to talk with more authors and see what they are doing, I started to understand that readers enjoy reading excerpts.

So, I decided to see how you, my future readers would like my work in progress as well. I tried it in my group. I choose a new character every Wednesday to let my readers and group members get acquainted with the characters I’m writing about.

I hope you will like it here too. I can’t really explain it more because you need to see it to know what I’m talking about.

Who’s excited for excerpts?

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Lesson 16: Appreciate Your Readers

My Dear Future Readers,

I want to say something very important.

Authors write books so people can read and enjoy them.

I believe that readers deserve respect. Readers make the books a success. But no matter what, the author works hard to make the books that the readers hold. Editing isn’t easy or fast. It takes time and thought to make the book sound good. Trust me, no one wants to read the first draft of a book that hasn’t been edited.

The authors, no matter how a large following they have, edit all their books. But writing and editing is only the beginning. Once you write, you need to show your work which is scary. Yes, then, once all the long edits are done, it takes some time for the cover and once that pretty cover is done you publish. That’s the scariest of all.

“What will my readers think?”

“Will my book sell?”

“Will my readers like my book?”

Trust me, after all that self-doubt is done, you begin again. The hardest part is starting over. But if your readers love you, they will stay.

I believe that authors who wrote multiple books are heroes who overcame their self-doubt. I am writing again which is why I think that doing this full time and writing books is what makes authors heroes. They never stop at one book. They build on that one book and go farther.

And in turn readers should be celebrated. For all the love that they show. If you read a book you like, tell the author, thank you for working so hard to write it. Trust me, authors are people too and they have feelings too. Books take time but a simple thank you makes us, authors want to write more.

These kinds of readers are beautiful to the author. I want to thank my own group of readers for staying with me for so long because I wouldn’t be here without them. I would not even be an author if I didn’t have a reader following me. My future readers are an awesome group of people who support me so much. I love them.

I want to say thank you to all my readers.  I feel so much love from them in times of stress and doubt. They make me want to keep going. I always write new things for them. Because I love that that my readers, even though my book  isn’t out yet, support me and encourage me to keep writing.

Readers are the best support in the world and I am proud to be a part of the author community because I always fel so much love from authors as well. No other career is as rewarding as being an author.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Lesson #15: The Author Page

My Dear Future Readers,

Today, I thought I would tell you about something that I learned three years ago and I believe I am still learning it. I thought to be an author I needed to just write great books. But being an author is much  more than that. Which is why I am doing this full time.


This one word was something that I was not sure how to do. But being afraid never solves anything so I gave it a try.

Lesson 15: The Author Page

Three years ago, I created my Author Page which grew and matured from 17 likes to 2,678 likes and is still growing. To be honest with you, sometimes, I am still amazed myself at how it had grown up to this if number. This year, I hadxto recreate my author group, Discussions with Diana Rose and Her Future Readers because of the big following I have on my author page.

Now, I’m not a bestselling author yet and I’m still working on getting my first book published. But I believe that anything is possible. Now, anyone can create an author page on Facebook but I believe that only a rare percentage of people can get the amount of likes an author page needs to reach its audience.  That’s why I want to share with you what you need to do.

A lot of people asked me for advice on this, here it is….

  • Be polite to your readers. Say thank you,  please, and don’t forget that your readers are people too. Treat them with respect.
  • If you want more likes post relevant posts to what you are writing about. If you are writing about horses (a western story) don’t post about romance unless it is a western romance story.
  • ALWAYS BE PROFESSIONAL! Why did capitalize that? Because think about it…. Your author page is representative of who you are as an author. It is the first thing that a reader, literacy agent, or publisher look at when they search your name. You don’t want your author page to have things your wouldn’t want your publisher to see.
  • Also, Share, Support And Promote. Share your page on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites. Support other authors by sharing their work too. Trust me, they WILL thank you.

“Have I told you how awesome you are? Thank you.” – Keith Kareem Williams 

That’s so great to hear from an author like Keith Kareem Williams. I feel appreciated. And yes, it feels awesome to be able to be helpful to another author. That’s what I meant about sharing, promoting and supporting.

Another great way to get likes for your Author page is to find posts where it says… “Follow for Follow,” “Sharing is Caring” and other such posts on Facebook. If people really like what you post, they will stay and support you.

 But, most importantly, don’t worry about what other authors do. Be yourself and the audiences who are meant for you will come. Be as original as you can because everyone follows trends. Be you!

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author


Lesson # 14: Keep Creating More

My Dear Future Readers,

One lesson I learned was that no one likes a one hit wonder. Especially not in the creative fields. If you write books, write more. Don’t stop at one book. Keep going. No matter what you do whether it be writing, painting,  drawing, music…keep doing it.

“Is this your only book?” -Joe Bunting.

To be completely honest that question stunned me but I understood what he meant.  Without knowing it, Joe Bunting had taught me a very valuable lesson. Many years have passed, I am a member of the author community now in a way while waiting for my first book to come out and I am ready to share this lesson with you, my dear future readers.

Lesson # 14: Keep Creating More

My friend, Keith Kareem Williams has been writing books since 2004-present and I am inspired just by seeing him create more books than I have ever seen  any author create, except for maybe Danielle Steel. But Keith Kareem Williams is a very “real” author who I can talk to and learn from. So far, he has taught me that you need to turn that blank page and write no matter what. Find your own way to market your books or art. And don’t rely on trends. Create your own trends.

Which is also why I want to create more content for you and a place where you can read my new words. I want my readers to be able to see that I’m not just disappearing for days but that I’m working on new books for my future readers.

Also, I want to give a great big acknowledgement to Jessica McCrory who seems to be writing non-stop. Yes, I admire her. She writes beautiful romance novels. My friend, Isadora Sunday reminded me that everyone has their own pace. But I do hope that one day, I can write faster and also with better quality like these two beautiful authors.  But for now, I want my readers to know that I’m always trying to create more for them because if I was honest, I would not be an author without the people who read my blog and want to read my book. I am who I am because of you.

I hope you will enjoy my mew things when they come to this blog. SOON. I promise.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I  thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author