Diane Bradley grew up in the northern woods on a farm by Two Harbors, Minnesota. Her early stories were always about the outdoor life around her. She loved to fish even when she was little. A lot of clean worms went into her pockets--her mother had told her to stop picking up those dirty worms--so she always washed them before they went in her pockets. Rainy Lake is one of her favorite places where she loves to fish and kayak. Diane now lives in the woods not so far north along with her husband, sons, and two rescue dogs.