When Diane Gaston was a little girl, she thought everyone made up romantic stories in their heads. When she grew up, she became a county mental health therapist, listening to true life stories. She married and raised a daughter and son. During a lull in her busy life, Diane decided to write those stories in her head, making a world of new friends in the process. Then her life changed with a phone call from England and an offer to buy her Romance Writers of America Golden Heart winner, The Mysterious Miss M. Since then Diane's A Reputable Rake won the RITA for Best Regency Romance and her books have racked up other romance writing awards. When not writing, Diane enjoys emailing with her friends and traveling to England for "research." Now writing full time for Harlequin Historical and Mills & Boon Historical, Diane lives in Virginia with her husband and three very ordinary house cats.