Diane Carlisle is a software developer at The Florida Bar. She moved to Tallahassee from Albany, Georgia, when recruited in August 2000. Her late husband of 25 years joined her in the Sunshine State shortly afterward, when he retired from the United States Marine Corps in April 2001. They have raised two children and Diane now spends her time caring for two English bulldogs, a Yorkshire terrier and her two ferrets, Ninja and Shogun.
Diane is a graduate of both Park University in Parkville, Missouri and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's in Communication. She recently obtained a certification in fiction writing from Gotham Writer’s Workshop in New York City. She is a member of the Tallahassee Writers Association, The Florida Writers Association, and a board member for the local Toys for Tots & Friends Network.
Her hobbies include writing, photography, boating, and online text-based role-playing games. Over the past 10 years, her gaming characters have been involved in politics, social networks, clans, and religious sects. Conflict role-play is what inspired her to write fiction and she aspires to publish a full-length novel someday, possibly in the form of a detective mystery.
Diane has been active in the blogging community since 2009 and is the author of “Are We There Yet?” - a blog about making progress, whether in her personal life, with her writing endeavors, or in her professional career as an IT expert. It is a place where she spends much of her spare time writing and sharing. She has written poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and dialogue snippets between God and a character she developed named Karma.
Her personal goals and objectives are to become more involved in the writing community by sharing her time with like-minded friends and associates.