Diane Chamberlain is the best-selling author of 20 novels. Her books, frequently set in the
southeastern United States, are complex stories about love, compassion and forgiveness with a
touch of mystery and suspense. Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended Glassboro State University.
She also lived for many years in both San Diego and northern Virginia. Diane received her
master’s degree in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, she was a hospital social worker and a psychotherapist in private practice, working primarily with adolescents. Diane’s background in psychology and her work in hospitals have given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create real, living, breathing characters.
More than a decade ago, Diane was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which changed the way she works: She sometimes types using voice recognition software. She feels fortunate that her
arthritis is not more severe and that she is able to enjoy everyday activities as well as keep up
with a busy work and travel schedule. Diane has three married stepdaughters, three grandchildren, and two shelties. She lives with photographer John Pagliuca in North Carolina where she's at work on her 21st novel.