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Diane Chamberlain - Author

Award-winning author Diane Chamberlain, was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attended Glassboro State University. She also lived for many years in both San Diego and northern Virginia, where she still resides.

Diane received her master’s degree in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, she was a medical social worker at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego and Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. She also was a psychotherapist in private practice in Alexandria, Virginia., working primarily with adolescents. Diane’s background in psychology and her work in hospitals has given her a keen interest in understanding the way people tick, as well as the background necessary to create real, living, breathing characters.

Several years ago, Diane was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which has changed the way she works: she occasionally types using voice recognition software. She feels fortunate that her arthritis is not more severe and that she is able to enjoy everyday activities as well as keep up with a busy travel schedule.

Diane has three married stepdaughters, three grandchildren and two shelties. She lives with photographer John Pagliuca in North Carolina where she's at work on her next novel.

Author photo © John Pagliuca

If you like Diane Chamberlain you might also like to read books by Suzanne Bugler, Joshilyn Jackson and Jacquelyn Mitchard.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Diane Chamberlain

Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain
Pretending to Dance
Diane Chamberlain
Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Silent Sister, is a fascinating and deftly-woven novel, that reveals the devastating power of secrets.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2016
The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
The Silent Sister
Diane Chamberlain
When Riley returns to her childhood home to sort it out after the death of her father she finds an unexplained mystery. Believing her sister committed suicide after shooting her music teacher she now discovers that the girl may well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
Reflection by Diane Chamberlain
Diane Chamberlain
Reflection is the name of a highly religious American small town in Pennsylvania. Our protagonist, Rachel, returns to care for her ailing, estranged grandmother. Twenty years previously it was alleged that Rachel was the cause of a tragedy and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Summer's Child by Diane Chamberlain
Summer's Child
Diane Chamberlain
An American author who tackles thorny family issues has done it again. She really knows how to push those sensitive buttons. Here the tale revolves around one family and an abandoned baby that the 11-year old daughter finds on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2014
Secret Lives by Diane Chamberlain
Secret Lives
Diane Chamberlain
Originally published in 1991 this is a much loved Diane Chamberlain novel re-released for a new generation to enjoy. Touching at times on some dark and painful issues the book delves into family secrets and lies, uncovering the truths we...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Necessary Lies
Diane Chamberlain
A powerful and thought provoking family drama centred around a chilling real life example of the abuse of power. 1960’s North Carolina. Newlywed Jane desperately wants a career as a social worker but with rural poverty finds it shockingly different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
Her Mother's Shadow by Diane Chamberlain
Her Mother's Shadow
Diane Chamberlain
Emotional, gripping and unafraid to deal with issues that challenge the reader's assumptions. A daughter witnesses her mother’s murder and then tries to emulate her life - but runs aground when secrets emerge that show her in a very different...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2013
The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain
The Good Father
Diane Chamberlain
Impossible choices, emotional dilemmas and a page turning thriller. Its all here in Diane Chamberlain’s latest paperback. A young single father is offered the chance to make a lot of money, which will help him support his daughter. But the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2012
The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
The Lies We Told
Diane Chamberlain
Diane Chamberlain’s books are so emotionally compelling you’ll find them impossible to put down and this, her new one is no exception. Secrets and lies, even between two sisters that have lain buried ever since their parents were killed when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2011
Breaking the Silence by Diane Chamberlain
Breaking the Silence
Diane Chamberlain
From the No. 1 bestselling author of The Lost Daughter, Breaking the Silence tells the story of Laura Brandon’s seemingly easy promise to her dying father: to visit an elderly woman she’d never heard him speak of before. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/12/2010
The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
The Lies We Told
Diane Chamberlain
Diane Chamberlain’s books are so emotionally compelling you’ll find them impossible to put down and this, her new one is no exception. Secrets and lies, even between two sisters that have lain buried ever since their parents were killed when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2010
Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain
Secrets She Left Behind
Diane Chamberlain
This follows directly on from Before the Storm one year later but does stand perfectly well alone – only you’ll get more from it if you have previously read the first. It is small-town America and deals with big...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/08/2010
Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain
Before the Storm
Diane Chamberlain
May 2010 Book of the Month. A kids’ social is moved from the youth centre to the local church for various reasons. The church goes up in flames and an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2010
The Bay at Midnight by Diane Chamberlain
The Bay at Midnight
Diane Chamberlain
Julie was twelve years old when her 17-year old sister was murdered and although a boy was tried and convicted for the crime, Julie blames herself for the catastrophe. Years later a letter surfaces laying the blame elsewhere and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/12/2009
The Lost Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
The Lost Daughter
Diane Chamberlain
February 2009 Book of the Month. Moral dilemmas, motherhood, secrets, lies, murder? and miscarriage of justice? It’s all here in a strong tale that deserves a comparison with Jodi Picoult for as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2009

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