Diana O'Neil earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Journalism at California State University and has written for magazines and newspapers. She has served in public relations positions. Her love of history and action adventure novels spurred her to start writing historical adventure fiction. She loves literary detail, strong characterization, descriptive passages, and clever dialogue. She tries to weave these elements into her stories. Diana O'Neil lives in a seaside town where she swims, kayaks, paints and writes poetry. She is the mother of three sons and is currently fighting off empty-nest syndrome by dreaming up more exciting stories in foreign lands.