Diane Parkin

Biography

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.

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Books

Tales from Baggins Bottom - Best Bits Book 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,830. Language: British English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In 2006 Diane was still a freelance journalist working part-time from home and an active member of the National Union of Journalists’ Freelance Industrial Council (NUJ and FIC respectively). In February of 2006 she was introduced to the local live music scene and the foundations for Diane’s Gig List were set. The blog was Diane's writing diary, her journal on the life of a writer and editor.
Tales from Baggins Bottom - Best Bits Book 1
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,670. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
2005 was a fundamental year for writer and editor Diane Parkin. She gave up freelancing full time when she was offered a job editing an in-house magazine, her Market Index column with Writers' News was axed, she lost her lovely dog of 17 years, and she realised she had to leave her husband. She also started blogging.Follow Diane during this significant year when blogging was still the new black.
Twee Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,660. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of 9 previously published or broadcast and 3 brand new short stories.
Night Crawler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,760. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Mystery thriller set in the rock n roll world of Birmingham, England. Easter 1996.

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