Diane Parkin was born and bred in Solihull in the West Midlands when it was still Warwickshire in England. She started to write for magazines in 1985 and became a full time freelance photo-journalist in 1996. In 1998 she became sub-editor for several education trade magazines and started to edit classroom resources, text books and non-fiction books.
In 2004 Diane moved from the Midlands to South Yorkshire where she edited an in-house magazine for an international steel company for six years. She still edits and writes on a freelance basis.