Dianne Smithwick-Braden is a native Texan raised on the family farm in Wilbarger County near the small town of Vernon, Texas.

She's an avid reader of fiction but murder mysteries are by far her favorite genre. Her favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Janet Evanovich, and Clive Cussler. She recently discovered and became a fan of Reavis Wortham.

In her spare time, Dianne enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She knits to relax and think about plots and characters. 

Dianne currently resides in Amarillo, Texas with her husband, Richard and their dog, Rowdy. She has been a high school science teacher in Amarillo since 1990.

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. She refuses to write anything that she would hestitate for her mother, children or grandchildren to read. 

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