A recent transplant to Boulder, Colorado, via Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the mountains of north Georgia, Diane holds a BA from Georgia State University in Atlanta and an MFA from Columbia University in New York. She's worked as film and theater critic at The Atlanta Constitution morning newspaper (now part of the AJC), as a staff writer at the ground-breaking city magazine Atlanta, and as a freelance writer and editor.
Her second novel, In Wilderness (Bantam, 2015), launched at the 2015 Savannah Book Festival and has been honored as First Place winner of the New Mexico Federation of Press Women's 2016 award for Adult Fiction, as First Runner Up for Adult Fiction in the National Federation of Press Women's 2016 Communications Contest, as First Runner Up for New Mexico's 2016 Zia Book Award for Adult Fiction, as an Entertainment Weekly "10 Best" summer thriller, an Amazon "Best Book," and a Random House Australia "Book of the Month," and has been translated into Czech and Hebrew. In Wilderness is set in the mountains of north Georgia, 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, 2005; Lake Union, 2010) has been translated into Italian and Japanese.