Diana Forbes is a 9th generation American, with ancestors on both sides of the Civil War. Diana Forbes lives and writes in Manhattan. When she is not cribbing chapters, Diana Forbes loves to explore the buildings where her 19th century American ancestors lived, loved, survived and thrived.
Prior to publication, Diana Forbes’s debut novel, Mistress Suffragette, won 1st place in the Missouri Romance Writers of America (RWA) Gateway to the Best Contest for Women’s Fiction. After publication, Mistress Suffragette won the Garcia Memorial Prize for “Best Fiction Book of the Year.” It was the Regional “Best from the North East” winner of the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award where it also snagged 1st place in Romance.
Additionally, Mistress Suffragette won 1st place in the Chanticleer Chatelaine Award’s Romance and Sensual category, and was shortlisted for the Somerset Award in Literary Fiction. Mistress Suffragette won Silver in the North American Book Awards for History and was the Winner of the Book Excellence Award for Romance. A selection from the novel was a finalist in the Wisconsin RWA “Fab Five” Contest for Women’s Fiction Mistress Suffragette received a starred Kirkus review and was also a Kirkus Best Indies Book of 2017. The novel has been recognized in 19 award shows.
Diana Forbes is passionate about vintage clothing, antique furniture, ancestry, and vows to master the quadrille in her lifetime. Diana Forbes is the author of New York Gilded Age historical fiction.
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