With a degree in art, combined with a love for storytelling, Diana L. Sharples has won numerous awards for both her art and her writing. She writes clean, contemporary young adult fiction and YA mystery, and is both traditionally and independently published.

  Her writing is inspired by the people and landscape of the south, especially North Carolina and Georgia.

   She is a wife and mother, a follower of Jesus Christ, a slave to too many pets, and an avid motorcycle rider. One of her greatest joys in life is watching her daughter, a recent college graduate, pursue her dream as a professional dancer.


Praise for Diana L. Sharples' books:


Real characters, real life, really powerful.

Review by Novel Teen, for Running Lean


Well written, characters that act true to their

situations. Passion, heartbreak, sadness, joy--yeah, it's all there.

Lindi, for Running Lean

Intriguing and mysterious from the beginning.

Rayleigh, for Finding Hero

A Main Character You Just Have to Root For.

Gillian, for Because...Anonymous

... a bonafide mystery.

Lynda, for Because...Anonymous

Tight point of view, present tense and sharp dialogue with this fascinating character made [for] a fun read. 

Glenn, for Because...Vengeance

This was such a sweet book ... perfect for readers who are just beginning to read romance or who are looking for a gentle love story that also tackles family issues.

Kasey, for Running Strong

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