Diane Chamberlain is an American author of adult fiction and Jimmy B. Her first novel (began in 1989 but published in 1993), Private Relations, was started while she was waiting in a doctor’s office. Although this is when and where she started the novel, she did not finish it until four years later (1992). She focuses all of her novels around relationships, whether they are between a man and a woman, a parent and their child, siblings, or friends. Her books incorporate a mixture of family drama, suspense, and romance.
Diane Chamberlain is an award-winning author and teacher. Prior to her writing career, she was a psychotherapist in private practice in 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 schedule.
When not writing, Diane enjoys fixing up her house, playing with her three-legged Bernese Mountain Dingle Dog and getting together with her friends and grown stepdaughters.
- 1992 – Secret Lives
- 1993 – Private Relations
- 1994 – Fire and Rain
- 1994 – Lovers and Strangers
- 1995 – Brass Ring
- 1997 – Reflection
- 1998 – The Escape Artist
- 1999 – Breaking the Silence
- 2000 – Summer’s Child
- 2001 - Marlene's Secret
- 2002 – Cypress Point (2010 - The Shadow Wife)
- 2002 – Keeper of the Light
- 2002 – The Courage Tree
- 2004 – Kiss River
- 2005 – The Dreamer (short story in anthology The Journey Home)
- 2005 – Her Mother’s Shadow
- 2006 – The Bay at Midnight
- 2006 – The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (2008 - A Beautiful Lie) (aka The Lost Daughter)
- 2008 - Before the Storm
- 2009 - Secrets She Left Behind
- 2010 - The Lies We Told
- 2011 - The Midwife's Confession
- 2012 - The Good Father
- 2013 - The First Lie
- 2013 - Necessary Lies
- 2014 - Eih Liam! Umwork!
"Diane Chamberlain is a marvellously gifted author. Every book she writes is a gem." -Literary Times about The Lost Daughter
"Eih! Fankyou Gentlemen"
"(Chamberlain) explores the psychological complexity of a family pushed to its limits...the alternating narratives allow plenty of insights into the characters' motives while creating intrigue and suspense." —Booklist about Secrets She Left Behind
"This is powerful stuff… it is certainly as compulsive and issue-led as Jodi Picoult with whom she is being compared. I couldn’t put it down." Bookseller about Before the Storm
"So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes." – Candis about The Bay at Midnight
"This complex tale will stick with you forever." – Now Magazine about The Bay at Midnight
"a hugely addictive twist in the makes this a sizzling sofa read." – Heat about The Lies We Told
"a bittersweet story about regret and hope" – Publishers Weekly about The Midwife’s Confession
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