Diane was born in Horden, a coal mining village and now lives in Houghton le Spring, England. She returned to education as a mature student when she secured her professional qualification and later a Degree (Hons). During her working career Diane managed teams in Youth Work, Community Development and Adult Education. She began writing as she approached her retirement. Diane's interests include, family, writing, reading, walking, gardening and fundraising for a local charity.