In addition to the honour of being lauded at prestigious film festivals in Canada and Europe, Diane’s narratives have twice earned Telefilm Canada’s Writer’s First Award, semi-finalist placement in the 2018 Creative World Awards, semi-finalist placement in the 2018 Diverse Voices competition, and placed in the top 15% of screenplays in The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2018 Nicholl Fellowship.
In 2008, Diane released her first novel as one of The Seedpod Collective‘s flagship titles. Birthday Girl was inspired by headline-making stories of children in captivity and has earned praise as “a book to get lost in” and “a compelling narrative of beguiling naiveté.”
A passion for studying society and human behaviour combined with an innate talent for pattern recognition affords Diane the uncommon abilities needed to unravel puzzles of all kinds, including the one of our own humanity. It brings her immense joy to do so as do culinary adventuring, wildlife spotting, and immersing herself in art and architecture. Diane lives and works with her partner in life, director Jeff Renfroe.