Diane signing books at RWA's "Readers for
Life" benefit booksigning in New York City, 2011.
April 17, 2015
:: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
400 North Center Street
:: Washington Romance Writers Pre-Retreat Multi-Author Book Signing. Fourteen romance authors, including Diane, Mary Jo Putney, Sally MacKenzie, and Rebecca York
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and Eloisa James with members of Eloisa's
Message Board at RWA's 2007 National Convention. Scroll
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Diane (right) with bestselling authors, Lisa
(center), at Turn the Page Bookstore for a booksigning in April
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Fast Facts about Diane:
- Valiant Soldier, Beautiful Enemy is Diane’s 11th Harlequin Historical Romance.
- Diane’s A Reputable Rake won the Romance Writers of America 2006 RITA
Award for Best Regency Romance.
- Diane’s books have won other awards, including the 2009 Golden Quill Award, the 2005 National Reader’s Choice Award, the 2005 Orange Rose (now called Book Buyers Best), and, as an unpublished writer, the 2003 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart.
- Diane also wrote two Historical Romances for Warner Forever, under the name
- Diane’s first book, The Mysterious Miss M, was published in 2004 by he Mills & Boon (the UK branch of Harlequin Enterprises). The Mills & Boon editor who judged the unpublished manuscript in the 2003 Golden Heart Contest, bought the book.
- Diane’s first career was as a county mental health social worker, initially providing outpatient psychotherapy for children and their parents, then later for older adults in the county’s specialized Senior Adult Mental Health program.
- Diane’s education includes: a Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University; a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University; a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ohio University.
- Diane is the third daughter of a Colonel in the US Army. After spending their childhoods moving from place to place, including a year in Japan, Diane and her sisters settled in the Washington, DC, suburbs. Diane’s son and daughter grew up in the house where Diane still lives with her husband and three ordinary housecats.
- Click over to Diane's Trophy
Shelf for all of her book awards.
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