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About the author

        Diana Greenwood was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a Canadian born abroad. She spent her young years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has fond memories of snow forts, snowball fights with neighborhood kids and ski races on the hills that formed when snow plows cleared the street. Long winters meant plenty of time indoors, too, and Diana devoured book after book while always craving more. She wrote stories and poems and complicated scripts for summer performances in the back yard. When a family road trip to sunny California resulted in a move to the northern part of the state, Diana gave away her snowshoes but kept her Bobbsey Twins series, which remains on her bookshelves today. She held dual citizenship until the age of 21 when she decided to remain in the U.S.
        First published in a local newspaper at the age of eighteen, Diana switched gears in college to pursue a business degree that led to a successful career in commercial design and store planning. Her job required travel across the country, satisfying the wanderlust begun by that first family trip. But she never forgot her first byline and yearned for the written word, scribbling story ideas in the margins of blueprints while flying coast to coast.
       Diana returned to writing in 2002 as a fulltime freelancer and today works from her office in the Napa Valley, near enough to airports to hop a plane when the travel bug bites. A respected wine and food writer, her work has appeared in publications such as California Visitor Review, The Napa Valley Register, The San Francisco Chronicle, the American Booksellers Association Newsletter, and Napa Valley Life Magazine, in which her monthly column spotlighting local teachers ran for two years. She is also a staff writer for Brehm Communications with a focus on wine and travel for the print and online Wine Country This Week Magazine. She has organized and hosted major author events, sketched video voiceovers for public television, teaches a memoir class for adults, and continues as a copy writer and editor for private clients.
       As much as Diana enjoys freelancing, her leading love is writing stories for teens, traveling through the eyes of her characters as they embark upon life-changing journeys. Insight, coming in May 2011 from Zondervan, is her debut novel. She is represented by Jen Rofé of Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc.
       Diana is a member of SCBWI, a member blogger with the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors, and can be found on Facebook. She is a college football fan, loves to ski, dabbles in mixed media collage, and collects illustrated antique children’s books. She is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Napa, California, where she is Youth Group Leader and active in many facets of the church community. She has a thousand favorite books but if she could only pick one that influenced her along the way, she would choose I Heard the Owl Call My Name, by Margaret Craven. Diana’s tattered copy lives on her nightstand in case she needs it in the middle of the night.
       Diana Greenwood is currently planning her next road trip. If you're behind her car on the highway, don't follow too closely. She brakes for bookstores.