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DIANE ELIZABETH DUANE


Diane Duane (U.S.A., 5/18/1952- )

Born May 18th, 1952, Manhattan, NYC, NY. Raised (1952-1971) in Roosevelt (L.I.), NY, in the New York City suburbs. Attended high school at Roosevelt Senior High, graduated 1970: attended college at Dowling College (Oakdale NY), studying astronomy, astrophysics (1970-71); then attended Pilgrim State Hospital School of Nursing, Brentwood NY (1971-74). Graduated and passed State Boards 1974 as registered nurse.

Practiced as staff psychiatric nurse (one-to-one therapy) at Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic of New York Hospital/ Cornell Medical Center, NYC, 1974-76. Relocated to California as writer's assistant, 1976- 78. First novel sale, 1977: first screen sale, 1979.

Began working full time as freelance novelist and screenwriter in 1980. Relocated to Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, in 1981, and to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1983. Married Northern Irish writer Peter Morwood in 1987: relocated to Ireland in 1988. Member Writer's Guild of America, East. Listed in WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN, WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST, WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN NURSING, WHO'S WHO IN ENTERTAINMENT, SOMETHING ABOUT THE WRITER, TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION and THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY.

Diane Duane has published twenty-seven novels, numerous short stories, and various comics and computer games. Her husband, UK fantasy writer Peter Morwood, is a frequent collaborator: so far they share credits for five novels and are working on a sixth.

Duane's freelance screenwriting work has included the widely acclaimed episode of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, "Where No One Has Gone Before." Her most recently aired screen work has included episodes of the animated BATMAN series and of GARGOYLES.

More info: http://www.owlsprings.com/homeward.html
Bibliography: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Diane_Duane.htm

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