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Diane Kelly



Diane Kelly writes romantic mysteries featuring feisty heroines, quirky sidekicks, and sexy leading men, with humor that leaves readers laughing out loud.

Dianes manuscript for Death, Taxes, and a French ManicureDianes manuscript for Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure won the Romance Writers of Americas prestigious Golden Heart award. Her manuscripts have received more than two dozen RWA chapter awards as well. Dianes fiction, tax, and humor pieces have appeared in True Love Magazine, Writers Digest Yearbook, Romance Writers Report, Byline Magazine, and various other publications.

A CPA/tax advisor, Diane spent several years in the Houston, Texas and San Diego, California offices of a Big Four accounting firm, where she had the pleasure of working with a partner later indicted for tax shelter fraud. She also served a stint as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas under an AG indicted for criminal activity related to the tobacco company lawsuits. Given this work history, Diane decided self-employment might be a good idea. Thus began her writing career.

Diane combines her tax and writing skills as a columnist for NINK, the newsletter of the writing organization Novelists, Inc. She also presents tax and humor workshops for writers.

Diane lives in Texas with her very own sexy leading man, two talented teenaged kids, and enough cats and dogs to violate several city ordinances.