Diane Chamberlain is a USA Today, Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author of more than 24 novels, which have been published in more than 20 languages. Some of Chamberlain’s best-performing books include The Silent Sister, Necessary Lies, Keeper of the Light Trilogy and the Secret of the Life of Cece Walker. Diane Chamberlain loves to write exceedingly complex stories about the relationship between women and men, brothers, and sisters, parents and children, and friends as well. Despite the fact that Diane Chamberlain loves to mainly focus on themes such as family, forgiveness, and compassion, her narratives normally feature an amalgamation of mystery, drama, intrigue and secrets as well.
Order of The Dance Series
Order of Riley MacPherson Series
Order of Necessary Lies Series
Order of Keeper of the Light Trilogy Series
Order of Before The Storm Series
Order of Diane Chamberlain Standalone Novels
|2||Lovers and Strangers||1990|
|4||Fire and Rain||1993|
|7||The Escape Artist||1997|
|9||Breaking the Silence||1999|
|10||The Courage Tree||2001|
|11||The Shadow Wife||2002|
|12||The Bay at Midnight. Diane Chamberlain||2005|
|13||The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes||2006|
|14||The Lost Daughter||2006|
|15||The Lies We Told||2010|
|16||The Midwife's Confession||2011|
|17||The Good Father||2012|
|18||The Stolen Marriage||2017|
Diane Chamberlain was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey in the United States of America. She grew up loving the world of literature and, in fact, even turned her hand to writing short novels which she herself claims were “terrible”. While that may have dissuaded her from writing for some years, Chamberlain still continued her love of reading throughout high school, where she immersed herself in the work of both Eleanor Hibbert (the Victoria Holt series) and also Sinclair Lewis. It’s fair to say that Hibbert’s romantic stories with a gothic twist have had an influence on Chamberlain’s work as she explores the complex relationships of her characters and is able to build the suspense in a similar fashion.
After high school, Chamberlain attended Glassboro State College in her home state, before eventually moving on to San Diego State University, from where she gained her qualifications in social work, both a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree. Chamberlain would not delve straight into the world of writing, instead putting her qualifications to good use working in youth counselling, before moving into the realm of medical social work, which took her to hospitals in San Diego and then Washington DC. However, Chamberlain would settle down in Alexandria, Virginia, where she opened her own practice specialising in psychotherapy for adolescents. However, Chamberlain had to close her practice when she was unable to juggle both her practice and her burgeoning career as an author.
Diane Chamberlain started writing again after her childhood attempts at fiction while she was working in San Diego. She started writing her story, Private Relations, in 1982, and she completed it in 1986. However, that first book was not published until 1989. It tells the story of a group of people living in Jersey Shore, an area Chamberlain knows well, having spent many of her summers of a child there. However, that perseverance paid off for her, as she won the RITA Award for Best Single Title Contemporary Novel.
Private Relations was followed by Lovers and Strangers, and then Secret Livers, which was published in 1991. Diane Chamberlain then wrote her first book which would be the start of a series, Keeper of the Light, which was published in 1992. The second book in the Keeper trilogy would not be released until 2003, which was Kiss River. The trilogy was completed in 2004 with Her Mother’s Shadow, which Diane Chamberlain’s 14th book.
While many of Diane Chamberlain’s books are standalone novels, she has written other series of books outside of the Keeper trilogy, including the Before the Storm books, the Necessary Lies books, and the Pretending to Dance books.
After living in New Jersey, San Diego, Washington DC and Virginia, Diane Chamberlain has now finally settled down in North Carolina, where she lives with partner John.
The author’s background in the field of psychology has in turn given Diane Chamberlain an exceedingly keen interest in comprehending the manner in which humans think, as well as the foundation necessary for making all her characters realistic. Diane Chamberlain was born and raised in the city of Plainfield, New Jersey. During the summers, Diane Chamberlain loved to spend her summers in Jersey Shore. Upon completing her high school education, Diane Chamberlain was admitted to San Diego University where she took a major in clinical psychology. Before Chamberlain became a full-time writer, Diane Chamberlain used to work in some of the biggest hospitals in San Diego as well as in Washington DC. Chamberlain eventually opened her private practice in the city of Alexandria, where she mainly specialized in adolescents.
While working at her psychotherapy practice, Diane Chamberlain still wrote on the side. Chamberlain’s first novel, Private Relations was published in the year 1989. Upon its release, Private Relations won a Rita Award in the category, Best Single Title. Currently, Diane Chamberlain lives with her partner John Pagliuca, who is a photographer by profession. Diane Chamberlain has two son-in-laws, three stepdaughters, and four grandchildren. After graduating from high school, Diane Chamberlain used to pen down whatever came into her mind during her free time. It did not take long before Diane published her first book, titled Private Relations in 1989. Despite the fact, the book took more than four years to be published.
Currently, Diane Chamberlain resides together with her partner, John Pagliuca, a photographer by profession. Diane’s family is made up of three stepdaughters, some son-in-laws, and four wonderful grandchildren. Diane Chamberlain is currently working on her next book’s plot. Diane Chamberlain believes that the joy of writing is received when the author gets the chance of touching the mind of the readers with words. Through this way, Diane believes that her story will not only make the readers not only think but also, in turn, give them something great to read.
Diane Chamberlain Awards
Diane’s time and effort eventually proved to be fruitful, when she was with a RITA Award, under the category, Single Contemporary Novel.
Diane Chamberlain Books into Movies
None of the books by Diane Chamberlain have been adapted for a screenplay.
Best Diane Chamberlain Books
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes: Mira Publishing House published the Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes in the year 2006. The premise of the novel revolves around the happenings of the lives of protagonists, Ceecee Wilkes, Genevieve Russell and Timothy Gleeson. It depicts the story of a missing child, a life that is full of deception and an unresolved murder case. In the beginning sequence of the novel, Genevieve is expectant in the year 1977, before she disappears without a trace. After 20 years, Genevieve’s remains are in turn recovered and one Timothy Gleason is found guilty and charged with murder. However, after an autopsy is done, the investigators do not find any trace of the unborn child. Later on, it was revealed that Wilkes was aware of the manner in which, Ceecee Wilkes lost her life when she made the exceedingly devastating decision of raising the kid on her own.
Now, Timothy Gleeson has been convicted, and his sentence is the death penalty. Wilkes thinks about telling the truth. However, this would destroy the family. Nonetheless, she still does not want to let an innocent man die.
The Midwife’s Confession: This is another successful novel by Diane Chamberlain. Mira Book Publishers published the book in 2011. The plot of Midwife’s Confessions deals with the protagonists, Emerson, Anna, Noelle, and Tamara as well. In the opening scene, Anna receives a letter, that informs her about the devastating truth, which appeared to be much more difficult to learn than written. The unfinished letter becomes the only clue for Emerson and Tara to find the motive behind the suicide.
Diane Chamberlain FAQs
Q: What nationality is the author Diane Chamberlain?
A: The author Diane Chamberlain is American. She was born in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Q: What is the title of Diane Chamberlain’s first book?
A: Diane Chamberlain’s first book was called Private Relations, which was published in 1989.