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.  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.