Diana DeLugan

Diana Hinojosa DeLugan is a proud eighth-generation Arizonan who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from San Diego State University graduating magna cum laude, and a juris doctorate from California Western School of Law.

Her early years were heavily influenced by her Mexican immigrant musician father. An Arizona Commission on the Arts grant recipient, she dedicated 25 years to the preservation of Mexican folk music and dance and also performed throughout the United States with National Endowment for the Arts National Folkways Master Jarocho musician Jose Gutierrez. Her family’s Mexican musical history is preserved as the Fidencio and Diana Hinojosa Collection in the Chicano/Chicana library at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

Diana currently works as a corporate trainer and lives in Maricopa, AZ with her husband James. She provides lectures at local historical groups/societies, libraries, and state park events. Author of numerous books, Diana is an accidental author. Her first book published in 2015 was inspired by interviews gathered after a lecture on the Otero family, Spanish Arizona land grant recipients.

When she is not working or writing, she enjoys art, travel, and music. Diana believes in the power of positive thinking and living with gratitude.


To set up an interview, reading, signing, or for Family History Research trainings, please contact Diana Hinojosa DeLugan at author.delugan@gmail.com, call 602-699-4595, or text 602-370-1646. 

Read Diana's Books


The Tubac Golf Resort & Spa at Tubac, AZ is a Historic Hotel of America Member. Located on the site of the 1789 Otero Land Grant, Arizona's first recorded title to land in southern Arizona, it holds a secret. Staff and visitors from around the world have reported paranormal activity at the site. Ghostly figures, disembodied voices, and other strange phenomena have been reported. Haunted Otero Ghost Tales from the American Southwest is based on audio, video and personal interviews. Aficionados of true ghost stories, Arizona, and the Southwest are certain to enjoy this book.

ARIZONA GENEALOGY Free Resources Sourcebook

Arizona Genealogy Free Resources Sourcebook directs you to numerous free physical resources and provides over 1,000 web links to local, state, and federal resources useful to expand your Arizona family history research. Many resources like the chapters on border crossings, census records, and land records are beneficial to all researchers. Resources include free census records, free vital records, and over fifty Arizona genealogy eBooks.


“Family history research helps bring families closer together…and binds the family with a unified sense of identity.”

TERRENOS Illustrated History of the Otero Land Grant 

Terrenos chronicles the history of the January 10, 1789 Don Torivio de Otero Spanish land grant at Tubac, New Spain (present day Arizona). Otero family descendants proved their Spanish land claim to both the Mexican and United States governments despite Apache depredations, squatters, and multiple court challenges. The Otero land grant was comprised of two parcels of land, the Solar (house lot) and the Rancho de Otero, located one mile north of Tubac known today as the  Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. Arizona’s first privately-owned title to land endured  nearly two and a half centuries.


“The Otero story is a true Arizona pioneer story that reveals many Arizona firsts.”

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