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. "
" 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.
215643445245673 - one month ago
Back to writing today after a mad tour of the North East of England. Nice to be home and back with my characters.
Looking forward, to the Mistress of Windfell out on the 20th in paperback. The next two weeks are going to be like a whirlwind. I've Radio Leeds on Tuesday at 12 pm and then a tour of WH Smiths from Gateshead, Newcastle, York on Friday, Leeds twice on Saturday. Doncaster & Sheffield, Sunday and more the following week. Also look out for me in The People's Friend on the 29th of the month, there will be a special thank you for all my readers.
This on top of my daughter opening her own business this week, just a bit manic at the Allen household at the moment!
215643445245673 - 3 months ago
Busy back at my desk today writing the third book in the Windfell Trilogy. Twenty five thousand words in, so a quarter of the way and hoping that I have the makings of a good story! One never knows until its finished.
215643445245673 - 4 months ago
Just received my beautiful copies of The Mistress of Windfell. Beautifully published by Pan Macmillan. Hard back is out later this month on Amazon and paperback and Kindle is available on the 20th of October. This is the start of the Windfell Trilogy featuring the Atkinson family of Langcliffe and Austwick. The next book in the trilogy is called Family Secrets and will be published next year.
215643445245673 - 6 months ago
Going to have an hour or two in the sun s I've just delivered my latest title, Family Secrets. It was to be called Wedding bells at Windfell Manor, but Family Secrets is more my style.
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