Diana was born and grew up in Germany, where her father was a British Army officer.  After a move to London, at eighteen, Diana spent a year living with nomadic people in the remote Pamir mountains of Afghanistan – an experience about which she wrote several stories and accounts.  These helped secure her first job, as copywriter and then as writer and editor of children’s information books for Macdonald Educational Publishers.

A move to North East England meant changing direction.  Diana took a degree in Speech and Psychology, and worked for many years as a Specialist in Autism, publishing a professional book on that subject.  In 2011 she completed an MA in Creative Writing with distinction at Newcastle University.  In 2014 her debut novel, The Loneliness of Survival, a moving family saga, was published.

Diana enjoys exploring complex and often contradictory characters and emotions in her writing. Finding Lucy, her second novel, is a dark, intriguing, psychological story about every parent’s worst nightmare – a stolen child.