Born on September 14, 1955 in Comox, B.C., Diane quit school and left home at age 17. Between gas jockeying and business management she became, as she calls it, a "Jill-of-all-trades";. She is the author of Charges (Carlton Press, 1994), a book of inspirational poetry written with her left hand to get in touch with her creativity. It was followed by Birth, Death, and Everything Between - Real Life Poetry (Cool Tech Writing & Design, 2016).

[BCBW 2016]