awards & articles

Heart of ExcellenceEdge of Trust, Single Title Suspense Thriller

1st place, Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award



Golden Heart AwardTrust No One, Single Title Romantic Suspense

1st place, Finally A Bride, Oklahoma RWA

Golden Heart® finalist, RWA

Semi-Finalist, Mystery/Thriller, Kindle Book Award


The Good Daughter, Single Title Suspense Thriller

RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Nominee

Pirate’s Proposal, Historical Romance

3rd place Historical Short, 2013 International Digital Awards, Oklahoma RWA

Eye of the Beholder, Single Title Romantic Suspense

1st place, Southern Heat, RWA-ETC

2nd place, PASIC’s Book of Your Heart

2nd place, Great Expectations, North Texas RWA

2nd place, Spring Into Romance, San Diego RWA

3rd place, Four Seasons, Windy City RWA

3rd place, Jasmine, Lowcountry RWA

Crossroads, historical romantic suspense:

3rd place, Heart of the Rockies, Colorado RWA

Honorable mention, Southern Heat, East Texas RWA

The Return of Garrett McCloud (contemporary)

1st runner up, Romantic Times Follow the Writer, 2001

2nd place, Heart of the Rockies, Colorado RWA

2nd place, Suzannah Nelson Davis Novel Beginnings, NOLA

3rd place, Couer de Louisiane synopsis contest

3rd place, Finally A Bride, OKRWA (written as Home To Texas)

4th place, From the Heart, Heartland of GA

Honorable mention, Southern Heat, East Texas Chapter RWA

Diana on the web:

MJ Frederick
Lost in Fiction (UK)
Meet Diana Layne by Diane Burton

Digital Book Today Interview
Romancing the Heart Interview

Killer Fiction: I Need To Get Organized…Again.
Mimi Barbour’s Blog Believe: Living In The World Of Make-Believe
Trust No One hero interview on Heartthrob Haven
How My Dreams Came True: Once Upon a Dream
Trust No One: Bada$$Women Taking on the Bad Guys
Trust No One: Have You Been Betrayed?
Pirate’s Proposal: Yo Ho Yo Ho A Pirate’s Life!
Pirate’s Proposal: Did Pirate’s Play With Dolls?
Pirate’s Proposal: The First Captain of the Gypsy Doll

Learn the story behind Pirate’s Proposal
Less Is Best: Cut Those Words!

Rip and Rebuild: Revisions part 1
Rip and Rebuild: Revisions part 2
Characters Confess
The Power of Affirmations
Knocked Down? Tips on Bouncing Back
There is No Try
Talking Romantic Suspense: Heroes for Kick-Butt Heroines
Processing Emotions: Journaling Works For Me