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Spotlight on Dianna Love
Author Spotlight / September 10, 2012

Are You On My List? By NYT Bestseller Dianna Love People ask me all the time in interviews, “If you could meet anybody, who would it be?” They usually want a short sentence or two—a sound bite–so I never get to tell them there are four answers to that question.  For three of them, I’d have to time travel. My first person would be Leonardo Da Vinci, but not because of the recent movie and books. And honestly, not even because of his amazing paintings.  I’ve been fascinated by him since I was young, because he was an artist who was right brain/left brain, like me. Oh, I definitely admire his artistic ability in creating paintings like the Mona Lisa and Last Supper, but I would love to talk to him about his inventions and ideas such as the “Helical Air Screw”– drawings from the fifteenth-century of a rotary-wing flying apparatus.  He drew those sketches hundreds of years before the first helicopter was built in the 1940’s.   Scattered drawings have been found of his “robotic knight,” and he had an early design for an “armored car” (tank type vehicle) with light cannons on a circular platform that could rotate all…