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.
Diane J. Wright is the award-winning screenwriter, author, and founder of GenXAspie.com and The #AutLife Shop. Over her career she has shared her singular perspective in popular magazines, in bestselling non-fiction titles, on cinema and television screens, and in her debut novel, Birthday Girl.
In her former life as systems consultant to Fortune 100 C-suites, she conceived and created of some of the core web and mobile technology widely relied upon for everyday life today.
In everything she touches, Diane works to build #equality for all through education, advocacy, and representation in popular media. Her north star is and will always be: Stay true. Dream big.