Diana Brodie was born in New Zealand and came to England as the wife of the ship's doctor. They arrived in Hull on a Sunday night in the middle of a blizzard. She began to write poetry in 1997, taking a correspondence course to avoid having to read face to face poems that she believed were embarrassingly bad. She now attends workshops with great enthusiasm and has had her work published in magazines and online and anthologised in Entering the Tapestry. She has been placed in a number of competitions, including the Poetry Society. She is working towards a collection.