Clarke, Diane

Before completing her debut novel, The Photograph, Diane’s writing journey began with short stories. Her writing credits include flash fiction and short stories published in several anthologies, including success in the Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Competition—A Life Lesson, 2nd place (2019) and Courting Danger, Longlisted (2020).

Though happily settled in Brisbane, Australia since 1996, much of her inspiration comes from the UK. Using stunning locations as the backdrop, her novels feature restless women craving truth, identity and love. She propels her female protagonists into complex family predicaments where they must deal with the agony of missing siblings, absent fathers or ethical dilemmas. When not writing, she takes long walks in the Australian bush, upcycles vintage furniture, spends time with family and friends and spoils her cavoodle puppy.