Diane Tatum grew up in St. Louis, MO. She started writing her own stories in elementary school. Her first novel grew out of a short story she wrote in high school. College was a detour to a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration and later a Masters in Teaching Language Arts. Between degrees, she stayed home raising her boys and began writing again. She started freelance writing for magazines and church Sunday school curriculum. She also finished her first novel, Gold Earrings.
After teaching middle school language arts in Tullahoma City Schools for 11 years, she retired with her husband's encouragement to write the historical fiction books that she had been starting and saving on her computer. Gold Earrings was published in 2011. Her latest is a Romantic Suspense called Hiding in the Highlands. She has completed three books in her Colonial Dream series, and four contemporary novels: Oxford Fairy Tale, Mission Mesquite, Dreaming of a Wedded Christmas, and Finding Love in the Fog of Aphasia. She started writing mystery/suspense with Kudzu Sculptures and three more Main Street Mysteries. She's written one time travel: Cecilia's Y2 Key. In addition she serves as an adjunct English professor at Motlow State Community College.