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Meet Diana Rubino of CostPro in Post Office Square

Today we’d like to introduce you to Diana Rubino.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My passion for history and travel has taken me to every locale of my books and short stories, set in Medieval and Renaissance England, Paris, Egypt, the Mediterranean, colonial Virginia, New England, Washington D.C. and New York. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, the Richard III Society and the Aaron Burr Association.

My husband Chris and I own CostPro, a cost estimating firm in Boston. I am the Director of Marketing. Chris and I started the business in 1995 after running the New England Region branch of MMP International for 7 years. In my spare time, I bicycle, golf, play my piano, devour books of any genre, and spend as much time as possible living the dream on my beloved Cape Cod.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I wrote my first novel in 1982 and didn’t get my first publishing contract until 1999. So it was a long road. But I worked hard at honing my craft and I’m glad I served that apprenticeship!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with CostPro, Inc. – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
In addition to being the owner/VP/Director of Marketing at CostPro, I write historical and biographical novels, some with a touch of the paranormal. I’ve had a passion for history since childhood, and it was a great joy to write about my favorite historical figures: Richard III, Henry VIII, Abraham Lincoln, Martha Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and Aaron’s last wife Eliza.

I always include touches of humor in all my stories; no matter how serious the subject matter or people I’m writing about, they all had a sense of humor and needed comic relief in their lives. I’m also fascinated with the paranormal, especially time travel, although I believe it is possible, but we haven’t advanced enough to master it. Two of my books are time travel novels.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Our company is growing all the time, and we have several new projects lined up for next year. I’m considering writing my next biographical novel about Susan B. Anthony. I recently visited her birthplace in Adams, MA. She was way before her time.

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4 Comments

  1. Diana Rubino

    January 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks for hosting me, Meryll, and happy new year! Diana

  2. Pamela S Thibodeaux

    January 4, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Great interview!
    Always nice to find out more about author peeps!
    Good luck and God’s blessings
    PamT

  3. Diane Burton

    January 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Great interview. I always enjoy learning more about my fellow writers. Best wishes, Diana, for both your careers.

  4. Angela M Rosati

    January 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Diana is my mentor and idol. I try to copy her, but what do they say about copycats? They Stink!!! You’ll never regret reading her books. I wish her the best of luck; she deserves it. And, she’s cute, too.

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