Diane Chamberlain Profile
Diane Chamberlain is an American Author who writes adult fiction books and has been featured on the USA Today, Sunday Times, and New York Times list of bestselling authors. He has published 30 novels in more than twenty languages.
Diane Chamberlain Age
Chamberlain was born on March 18, 1950, in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. She is therefore 73 years old as of 2022.
Diane Chamberlain Height
Chamberlain stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Diane Chamberlain Family
Chamberlain was born and raised in New Jersey United States to his loving and caring parents, John, father, and Nan Lopresti, mother. Her father is a retired school principal whereas his mother is a homemaker. Her mother’s maiden name was Chamberlain. We will update this information once more information regarding her family is available to the public.
Diane Chamberlain Husband
Chamberlain was previously married to her ex-husband, Richard D. Chmielewski who she tied the knot with on the 14th of April 1973. Unfortunately, the duo parted ways in the year 1993. On the 8th of June 1996, she married David Heagy. Chamberlain is a proud mother to her stepchildren, Alana Glaves, Caitlin Heagy, and Brittany Walls. She is also a proud mother to a number of sons-in-law and grandmother to her four grandkids.
Diane Chamberlain’s Net Worth
Chamberlain has an estimated net worth of around $14 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Author.
Diane Chamberlain Education
Chamberlain attended Glassboro State College (now known as Rowan University) in New Jersey. This was before moving to San Diego where he received both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from San Diego State University.
Diane Chamberlain Career
Chamberlain is an American Author who has published 30 novels in more than twenty languages. She was an insatiable reader as a child combined with a vivid imagination that inspired her to write. Dianne also penned a few truly terrible “novellas” at the age of twelve. She later put fiction asides for many years as she pursued her education.
Diane spent her summers at the Jersey Show and was raised in Plainfield, New Jersey. These two settings have found their way into her novels. When she was in high school, her favorite authors were the unlikely combination of Victoria Holt and Sinclair Lewis.
Chamberlain loved Holt’s flair for gothic suspense and Lewis’s character studies as well as his exploration of social values. She states that both authors influenced her to be the writer she is today.
After her graduation, she worked in a couple of youth counseling agencies before focusing on medical social work which she adored. Asides from this, she worked in hospitals in San Diego and Washington, D.C. This was before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Alexandria, Virginia, specializing in adolescents.
Later on, she reluctantly closed her practice when she realized that she could no longer split her time between two careers and be effective at both of them. When she was working in San Diego, she started writing. Asides from this, she had a story in her mind since she was a young adolescent about a group of people living together at the Jersey Shore.
When she was waiting for a doctor’s appointment one day, she pulled out a pen and pad and began putting that story on paper. She stated that once she started she could not stop. Later on, she took a class in fiction writing, but for the most part, she learned by doing. The story, PRIVATE RELATIONS took her four years to complete.
Chamberlain sold this book in the year 1986 but wasn’t published until 1989(three very long years!). This was when it earned her the RITA Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Romance Novel. Asides from a brief stint writing for daytime TV(One Life to Live) and a few miscellaneous articles for newspapers and magazines, she focused her efforts on book-length fiction and has written twenty-eight novels.
Her stories are often filled with twists and surprises and hope they also tug at emotions. Asides from this, she has always been hard to characterize some of which are contemporary, historical, and suspenseful, and there has even been a bit of time travel thrown into the mix with The Dream Daughter.
She states that what they do in common is focus on relationships between men and women, parents and children, sisters and brothers, and friends and enemies. Chamberlain states that she can’t think of anything more fascinating that the way people struggle with life’s trials and tribulations, both together and alone.
Chamberlain now lives and writes in North Carolina, the state that has become her true home and spawned many settings for her stories. She lives with her significant other, John, a photographer and filmmaker, and their sweet Shetland Sheepdog, Cole. She states that for her, the real joy of writing is having the opportunity to touch readers with his words. Chamberlain hopes that her stories move one in some way and give them hours of enjoyable reading.
Diane Chamberlain Breaking the Silence Paperback
Chamberlain published her book, Breaking the Silence Paperback on the 24th of November 2009. Laura Brandon’s promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she would never heard of before. She is a woman who remembers nothing except the distant past. While visiting Sarah Tolley, it seemed a small enough sacrifice to make.
Necessary Lies Diane Chamberlain
Chamberlain’s book, Necessary Lies: A Novel Paperback was published on the 7th of October 2014. It is 1960 in North Carolina and the lives of Ivy Hart and Jane Forrester couldn’t be more different. This book delivers a breakout book about a small southern two fifty years ago, and the darkest, and most hopeful places in the human heart.
The Last House On the Street Diane Chamberlain
When Kayla Carter’s husband dies in an accident while building their dream house, she knows she has to stay strong for their four-year-old daughter. His book, The Last House on the Street: A Novel Hardcover, was published on the 11th of January 2022. This is an irresistible new novel that perfectly interweaves history, social justice, and mystery.
Diane Chamberlain Books/Novels/Books by Diane Chamberlain/Books in Order
- Private Relations of the year 1989
- Brass Ring of the year 1995
- Kiss River of the year 2003
- Her Mother’s Shadow of the year 2004
- Summer’s Child of the year 1999
- The Courage Tree of the year 2001
- Cypress Point (aka The Shadow Wife) (aka The Forgotten Son) of the year 2002
- “The Dreamer” (short story in the anthology The Journey Home) of the year 2005
- The Lies We Told of the year 2010
- The Stolen Marriage of the year 2017