Diane was born on the Jersey Shore and spent much of her youth on the beach, but for the past 20+ years she has lived in the Kansas City area. She currently resides south of Kansas City with three horses and multiplying cats. She has two grown children and five grandchildren.
Diane has always loved the Old West and the history of the Civil War. Her favorite movie is "Dances with Wolves," which was an inspiration for the first book in her WHITE OAKS SERIES, TOMORROW'S PROMISE: Survival on the Plains.
Having parents from the North and South, and a cousin whose parents were opposite, they coined the moniker "Yebels" for each other as kids, imagining themselves 150 years ago during a war in which their families might have been on different sides of the fight.
As a kid, Diane played Cowboys and Indians more than she did Barbies, and it shows in what she writes, stories of the struggles of common people and what made this country great. As a senior in high school she had the option of taking study hall or World History. She took World History and she'll never forget it or the lessons she learned.
When Diane’s not working full-time for a Kansas City law firm, she's pursuing her writing career, working on her next book or marketing. When not working, commuting, or writing, she's off trail riding with her horses and friends, reading a good book, spending time with her family, or curled up in front of the television enjoying old movies (mostly westerns).
Diane hopes to inspire young people with her books and stir adults to discover things they might never have learned or have forgotten. With tales of the Wild West, the Civil War, and the Indian Wars, history comes alive with each page turned. Become part of that history, live it, learn it, and love it as Diane does.
Diane would love to hear from you with comments. If you’d like to contact her, please do so via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.