Diane E. Tatum began writing in grade school with short mystery stories, a play performed by her sixth grade class, and a dictionary of supernatural beings. High school found her writing serial fiction with her friends, including developing characters and plot lines through hand-written notes.
Gold Earrings is an outgrowth of a short story written in a high school creative writing class, More historical Christian novels are in the works; most are part of an historical series.
Diane has written many assigned pieces for Lifeway, including curriculum, devotions, and assigned articles for leadership magazines. She has also branched out into freelance publication including poetry, leadership articles, a story for teens, and helps for parents. In addition to her writing career, Diane taught middle school language arts for 11 years. She has worked as a church youth group leader and worker since 1981. Her recent “retirement” from teaching allows her to focus on her own writing.
In addition Diane works as an Adjunct Professor at Motlow State Community College. She is teaching Composition and American Literature on campus and in the dual enrollment program at Tullahoma High School.
Diane and her husband, Ken, live in Tullahoma, Tennessee. They have two sons and daughters-in-law, one couple in Marietta, GA, and one in Crofton, MD. We now have three grandsons: Ethan was born in Bethesda on 9/10/2013, Kellan was born in Atlanta on 3/ 7/2014, and Paul was born in Annapolis on 6/29/2015!