Dianne Bown-Wilson was born in England, grew up in New Zealand and now lives in Dartmoor National Park.
In 2020 she won the Exeter Literary Festival Short Story competition, having been placed second in 2019.
She writes character-driven short stories many of which have either won prizes or been placed in competitions including the Fish Prize, The Momaya Annual Review, Writing Magazine, Writers Forum, Henshaw Press, the Walter Swan Competition, Ink Tears, the HG Wells Prize, The Fresher Prize, Flash 500, the Yeovil Prize and Ellipsis Zine.
Her work has also been included in several anthologies.
Instructions for Living and Other Stories is a collection of thirty-two of her successful stories. She is currently working on her second collection and her first novel.
She has a PhD in Organizational Behaviour and before retiring worked as a Management Consultant.