Diane Wordsworth

Biography

Diane Wordsworth 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.

Where to find Diane Wordsworth online

Series

Wordsworth Shorts
Wordsworth Shorts are all short stories.
The Spirit of the Wind
Price: $1.99 USD.
The Girl on the Bench
Price: $1.99 USD.
Dancing on Ice
Price: $1.99 USD.
Happy Christmas, Santa
Price: $1.99 USD.
Careful What You Wish For
Price: $1.99 USD.
Wordsworth Collections
Wordsworth Collections are collections of short stories that are related by theme or type.
Twee Tales
Price: $3.99 USD.
Twee Tales Too
Price: $3.99 USD.
Twee Tales Twee
Price: $3.99 USD.
Twee Tales More
Price: $7.99 USD.
Wordsworth Writers' Guides
Wordsworth Writers' Guides are exactly what they say they are.

Books

The Phoenix Lights
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 15. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The Phoenix Lights are a recorded incident that happened over the desert in Arizona in March 1997. But what were they, and why are they still shrouded in mystery? Brother and sister time-travel team Toni and Bart travel back in time to see what they can find out.
Going, Going, Gone
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 12. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Abigail had made a promise to her granny. Now it looked as though she was going to let her granny down.
Pancake Race
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 13. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Pancakes seemed a strange request to take to a child's birthday party.
Alexandra's Ragtag Band
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The band had just returned from a successful gig in Amsterdam when one of the police sniffer dogs showed an interest in their luggage.
The Complete Angler
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 14. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
At the start of the fishing season, Jenny entered one of the bigger river competitions.
Martha's Favourite Doll
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 10. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
When Vicky saw the plea on her Facebook page about the lost and treasured doll, she was sure she had seen it somewhere...
The Mystery of Woolley Dam
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: British English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
When Colin moved to a new house, he was delighted to see that he had his very own fishing lake on the doorstep. Why, then, was nobody using it?
Flash Fiction: Five Very Short Stories
Series: Wordsworth Collections, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: British English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A collection of five very short stories of 1,000 words or less, all written by Diane Wordsworth.
One Born Every Minute
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: British English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
After splitting up from her long-term boyfriend, Izzy was looking forward to a winter break in Scotland with her parents.
New Year's Revolution
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: British English. Published: June 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
It was Toby's turn to look after one of the school pets for the holidays. The last thing his mother expected him to bring home was a stick insect.
Careful What You Wish For
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: British English. Published: March 3, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
If this was going to be the last time they went out Christmas shopping as a family, Molly wanted to make sure it was a treat to remember.
Happy Christmas, Santa
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: British English. Published: March 3, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Faye spent the last of her money on a nice gift for her boyfriend, and then she lost it...
Dancing on Ice
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: British English. Published: March 3, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Dan's eldest daughter asks him to take her and her little sister skating, his heart plummets. Ice skating is not his forte, but how can he refuse?
Twee Tales More
Series: Wordsworth Collections, Book 4. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,300. Language: British English. Published: February 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Twee Tales More is a bundle of three short story collections, plus four bonus short stories, bringing together a total of 40 short stories, all by Diane Wordsworth.
The Girl on the Bench
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A Wordsworth Short. Following a spate of bullying at school, Tamsin's skiving instead of turning up for her lessons. NOTE: This short story was first published in Words Worth Reading.
The Most Scariest Night of the Year
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A Wordsworth Short. Georgia was rushing home to take her kids trick-or-treating for Halloween, and she thought she'd found the perfect accessory to take with them. NOTE: This short story was first published in Words Worth Reading.
Project Management for Writers: Gate 1
Series: Wordsworth Writers' Guides. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,840. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2022 . Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
A Wordsworth Writers' Guide. Book 1 of 5 on project management for writers.
The Spirit of the Wind
Series: Wordsworth Shorts, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A Wordsworth Short. The last thing Bernadette wanted in her lovely new pub was a ghost. Unfortunately, everyone else had a different idea. NOTE: This short story was first published in My Weekly magazine. Since then it has also appeared in Twee Tales and Words Worth Reading.
Mardi Gras
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,360. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A Toni & Bart time-travel tale. Brother and sister Toni & Bart are off into history to solve a mystery.
Night Crawler
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,840. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
When a local man is arrested on suspicion of murder, Marcie Craig, local DJ and good friend of the prime suspect, knows he didn't do it and sets out to find out who did. Along the way Marcie is beaten up, another friend is murdered, and another is questioned until, in the end, Marcie's own life is threatened. This book was previously published as "Night Crawler" by Diane Parkin.
Twee Tales Twee
Series: Wordsworth Collections, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,190. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of twelve short stories by Diane Wordsworth. Seven are brand-new, but five have been published before. TWEE TALES TWEE is Diane's third volume of short stories. Also look out for TWEE TALES and TWEE TALES TOO.
Twee Tales
Series: Wordsworth Collections, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of 12 short stories by Diane Wordsworth. Note: This book was previously published as Twee Tales by Diane Parkin.
Diary of a Scaredy Cat
Series: Wordsworth Writers' Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,780. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Reference, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is Diane Wordsworth's account of her first year back in the freelance saddle as she tried to get back onto the writing ladder. It was written as part of her blog, TALES FROM BAGGINS BOTTOM. But this anthology includes 165 practical writing exercises not previously published.
Twee Tales Too
Series: Wordsworth Collections, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: British English. Published: August 14, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of fourteen short stories by Diane Wordsworth, previously Diane Parkin. Eight are brand-new, but six have been published before – either in the UK or in India – or have won prizes in competitions. This is Diane's second volume of short stories. Also look out for TWEE TALES.