Dianne Smithwick-Braden is a native Texan. She was born in Fort Worth and raised on the family farm in Wilbarger County near Vernon. She has lived in the Amarillo area for more than four decades.
She's an avid reader of fiction. Mysteries are her favorite genre but she also enjoys reading others. Some of her preferences are science fiction, fantasy, adventure and romance. Some of her favorite books could be included in multiple genres.
Dianne is a wife, a mom (adoptive, biological, and step), and a grandmother. She is also a full time high school science teacher with Amarillo Independent School District. She plans to retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year and become a full time author.
Though her spare time is limited, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends as often as possible. She knits to relax and think about plots and characters.
Smithwick-Braden writes purely for her own entertainment and the entertainment of her readers. There are no hidden agendas or messages in her work. It is simply a temporary escape from the real world.
Dianne's work is suitable for most audiences. Because she is first and foremost a Christian, you won't find any vulgar or explicit language in her work. She refuses to write anything that she would hesitate for her mother, children or grandchildren to read.