Diane Allen was born in Leeds, but raised at her familys farm deep in the Yorkshire Dales. After working as a glass engraver, raising a family, and looking after an ill father, she found her true niche in life, joining a large print publishing firm in 1990. Rising through the firm, she is now the general manager and has recently been made Honorary Vice President of the Romantic Novelists' Association. She is the author of For a Father's Pride and The Mistress of Windfell Manor, and its sequel, The Windfell Family Secrets. "
" Diane and her husband Ronnie live in Long Preston in the Yorkshire Dales, and have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.
1912 in the Yorkshire Dales and Alice Bentham and her brother Will have lost their mother to cancer. Money is scarce and pride doesn’t pay the doctor or put food on the table.
When I was a child I was so lucky, although I was born in the city of Leeds, to return to my family home of Crummack, set high in the surrounding fells of Austwick, a small village in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Enjoying the peace before the storm. Two new titles written, now awaiting the reviews and edits.Then next week to start afresh.
by @_DianeAllen - 2 months ago
215643445245673 - 4 months ago
Watch out for Yes Chef! on BBC1, Monday June 5th at 3.45, my daughter Lucy is appearing on it. She has the small deli in Settle Forage & Feast.
Pan Macmillan have won publisher of the year. It couldn't happen to a nicer gang. Really proud to be one of their many authors. Well done.
215643445245673 - 6 months ago
Meet Isabelle, from the continuing Windfell series, I do hope everyone enjoys reading about her when published later in the year.
215643445245673 - 7 months ago
The Windfell Family Secrets has just been added on Amazon, which is book two in the Windfell Trilogy. Can't believe the years going so fast!
215643445245673 - 8 months ago
Good to be back into a routine. Writing in my lovely new office that once was the spare bedroom. I mean business this year. two books to write this year and no excuses!
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