Dianne Smithwick-Braden is an avid reader of fiction. Mysteries are her favorite genre especially if those books have a mix of romance, humor, suspense, and adventure. She chooses to write the type of book she enjoys reading.

    She writes purely for her own entertainment and the entertainment of her readers. There are no hidden agendas or messages in her work. She uses real-world settings and information to make her fictional characters and plot lines as realistic as possible.

    Dianne’s work is suitable for most audiences. 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.

    Smithwick-Braden is a native Texan. She has lived in the Amarillo area for more than four decades.

    She is a wife, a mom (adoptive, biological, and step), and a grandmother. She retired from teaching and Amarillo Independent School District at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. 

    She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends as often as possible. She knits to relax and think about plots and characters.