- Born: in Minneapolis, The United States.
Diane Dettmann is the ward-winning author of Courageous Footsteps A WWII Novel. Her debut novel was awarded Medalist Winner in the 2016 New Apple E-Book Awards and first place in the 2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival in the YA Category. The sequel, Yasu's Quest: A Tale of Triumph, was released in July 2016. Positive feedback from readers inspired Diane to write the third book, On Liberty's Wings: A Post-WWII Novel. Her award -winning series appeals to teens and adults.
Diane's grief memoir, Twenty-Eight Snow Angels: A Widow's Story of Love, Loss and Renewal, is an honest account of the heart-breaking death of her husband and the process of rebuilding her life. The book offers hope to others facing the loss of a loved one. She is also the co-author of Miriam Daughter of Finnish Immigrants, a story about her grandparents raising seven children in northern Minnesota during the Great Depression.
Diane has written articles for the national Women’s Voices for Change organization in New York City and the Open to Hope Grief Foundation in California. Dettmann's writing has also appeared in various national publications.