Diane E. Tatum began writing in grade school with short mystery stories, a play performed by her sixth-grade class, and a dictionary of supernatural beings. High school found her writing serial fiction with her friends, including developing characters and plot lines through hand-written notes. Her first book, Gold Earrings, is an outgrowth of a short story written in a high school creative writing class. More historical Christian novels are in the works; most are part of an historical series, Colonial Dream: Book 1 A Time to Fight and Book 2 A Time to Love. Mission Mesquite is a contemporary novel inspired by the Mesquite Rodeo in the Dallas area. Main Street Mysteries: Kudzu Sculptures is Diane’s first murder mystery to be followed shortly by The Gemini Conspiracy.
Diane has written many assigned pieces for Lifeway, including curriculum, devotions, and assigned articles for leadership magazines. She has also branched out into freelance publication including poetry, leadership articles, a story for teens, and helps for parents. In addition to her writing career, Diane taught middle school language arts for 11 years. She has worked as a church youth group leader and worker since 1981. She also serves as adjunct professor of English at Motlow State Community College.
Diane is loved and supported by her husband, Ken, and their 2 sons and daughters-in-law. Her four young grandsons are a joy to them all. She also enjoys her 18 year old Jack Russell Tyler and her 3 year old retired racing greyhound Iggy.
You can reach Diane online through her email [email protected], her website www.dianeetatumwriter.com, or her Amazon author page. Like her Facebook pages DianeE.Tatum and GoldEarrings. Check Pinterest Board Oxford Fairy Tale.