A recent transplant to Santa Fe, New Mexico, from the mountains of north Georgia, Diane graduted from Georgia State University and holds an MFA from Columbia University. She worked in Atlanta as the theater and film reviewer for that city's morning newspaper, a staff writer for a pioneering ciity magazine, and a freelance writer and editor. Her second novel, In Wilderness, recently released from Bantam Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, has been honored as an Amazon "Best Book" for March 2015 and a Random House Australia "Book of the Month" for April 2015. It is set in north Georgia's beautiful mountains, as is her novel-in-progress. Her debut novel, The Year the Music Changed: The Letters of Achsa McEachern-Isaacs and Elvis Presley (The Toby Press, 2005t has been translated into Italian and Japanese.
Praise From Lee Child
"Not my usual thing, which makes me say it all the louder: I love, love, love this book—the fearless and unflinching story of two extraordinary, vivid people alone in a vast pristine wilderness, told with genuine suspense and a wonderfully empowering ending. In Wilderness is altogether spectacular."—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jack Reacher novels.
Praise from "ORPHAN TRAIN" author Christina Baker Kline
"A harrowing exploration of desire and obsession, this novel sends two people into a physical and psychological wilderness that becomes stranger and more terrifying the deeper they go."
–Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train
- "An extraordinary novel."–Ron Rash
- "Gorgeous and brutal."–Carla Buckley
- "Intensely erotic."–Joshilyn Jackson
- "Haunting. Unforgettable."–William Landay
- "Utterly compelling."–Vicki Lane
- "Hypnotic."–Joseph Monninger