The Virtue of Virtual Friendship

Millions of people were stunned last week to discover the amazing singing group, Forte, had only met a few days before their TV audition on America’s Got Talent.  Up until then, they’d only met online. It may seem odd to most people that you could form friendships or […]

Summer Movie Reviews 2013

After being in bed, sick with bronchitis, I finally have been catching up on some new movie releases.  While they range from literary to sci fi to feel good, I wanted to share my favorites with you. The Great Gatsby Can I tell you how much I love this film?  […]

Lyme Disease – The New Global Epidemic

Diana:  I discovered Veronica Hughes’ blog, completely by accident and was immediately hooked.  Not only is she a fantastic writer, she lets us peek into a part of the world normally closed to outsiders.  Her posts are usually humorous, but one day she posted an angst-filled story about how […]

Boston: Be Not Afraid

Boston. The city’s name used to conjure up such happy images.  Following the 1776 patriotic trail as a child.  An extended weekend as teenager with my mother – buying craft stamps at Faneuil Hall that are still in the original plastic packaging, too precious in memory for me […]

Brad Meltzer Kills

Bestselling author, Brad Meltzer, sat down with Diana Belchase on the night his newest novel, The Fifth Assassin released at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.  Find out how Brad came up with the idea for a Presidential serial assassin, the scoop on his TV show, Decoded, and how he […]

Life and Death

The other day, I got to do something I never do. My dear friend came into town and we took one of those double decker bus tours.  (Click here to see photos better) You know how it is, you live in a tourist place like D.C., and you […]

Movies that Inspired a Better America

I must admit it, I’m addicted to old movies.  There is something wonderful about the clear black and white images, the language, and the “America is a great nation” plots that hooks me every time.  Lately, my favorite has become The Farmer’s Daughter.  The plot is simple (SPOILER alert):  […]

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National Bestselling and award wining author, Robin Perini, gave me a behind the scenes scoop on her first year as a published author.  While her experience is far from ordinary, it’s beyond delightful that someone who is as nice as Robin, and…

Covert Exploits

Living in the DC area provides a ton of opportunities to get insider information on the way things work in our capital city.  But, how could I do these fab things and not take my readers along, too?  Here are some photos of my exploits in Washington, DC. […]

Going for the Gold — Again!

It’s been a while since the Golden Heart Nominations for 2012 were announced, so, you might well ask, where have you been all this time?  Was something fishy going on? Were you off on another covert assignment?  Here are the possibilities: Diana was: a.  Sitting around eating bonbons? […]

The Golden Heart

OMG!  I Won!!! I still cannot believe it.  I actually won the 2011 Golden Heart for my novel, Spy in the Mirror. Wow. The impact it’s already had on my career is amazing.  Agents, editors, and booksellers literally pressed their business cards into my hand as I exited […]

Starting up this Blog

Welcome everyone, this is my blog. I’m just starting out in the blog world, but I’m ready to get going. I’ve been nominated for the Golden Heart award for my suspense novel, The Spy in the Mirror, and I can’t wait to find out how I did. For […]