Dee lives in the South of England in a home otherwise filled with males - husband, boys and pets - she writes to escape the testosterone.
She is the Patron of Reading at Newbridge Junior School and was the 2012 Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries. Dee writes using the name D.J. Kirkby and Dee Kirkby. Dee is the author of Without Alice, My Dream of You, Realand, Raffie Island and Queendom (The Portal Series for children), Special Deliveries: Life Changing Moments, My Mini Midwife, The Rules and Special Deliveries in Unusual Places.