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Bio...short version
 
DIANE A.S. STUCKART is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series. She’s also the author of the award-winning Leonard da Vinci historical mysteries, as well as several historical romances and numerous short stories. Her upcoming new series are the Tarot Cats Mysteries from Midnight Ink (2018 launch) and the Georgia B&B Mysteries from Crooked Lane (2019 launch). In addition to her mystery writing affiliations, Diane is a member of the Cat Writers Association and the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association. She lives in the West Palm Beach area with her husband, dogs, cats, and beehives.

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Bio...long version
DIANE A.S. STUCKART is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous cozy mysteries, traditional mysteries, historical romances, and short fiction. She has two new cozy mystery series on the horizon. Coming November 2018 from Midnight Ink is FOOL’S MOON, Book 1 of The Tarot Cat Mysteries. She’ll follow that in 2019 with PEACH COBBLERED, Book 1 of the Georgia B&B Mysteries from Crooked Lane (writing as Anna Gerard).  

Diane is also the author of the Leonardo da Vinci historical mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. The limited series, which debuted in hard cover, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, with the second novel winning a Silver Medal in the Florida Book Awards.

Writing as ALI BRANDON, she is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series, also from Berkley Prime Crime. This popular cozy mystery series features Hamlet the cat and his transplanted-Texan caretaker, Darla Pettistone. Together, the pair work and sleuth out of Darla’s Brooklyn-based independent bookstore.

Diane has also penned numerous short stories in different genres for various DAW anthologies, as well as recent romance short stories for Heart’s Kiss Magazine. Additionally, she’s published five critically acclaimed historical romances under the names Alexa Smart and Anna Gerard.

A Texas native with a degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, Diane now lives in South Florida with her hubby, dogs, cats, and a few bee hives. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America, the current Chapter President of MWA Florida Chapter, and a member of the Cat Writers Association. In her spare (!) time, she enjoys prowling thrift stores and selling vintage collectibles at her Etsy shop, Really Smart Finds.

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Pertinent Facts:
  • New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime (writing as Ali Brandon)
  • 2009  Florida Book Award Silver Medal Winner for PORTRAIT OF A LADY (written as Diane A.S. Stuckart)
  • Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award Finalist for her first published novel, MASQUERADE (written as Alexa Smart)
  • Her books are published in multiple languages including German, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Italian, and Japanese
  • She has a BA degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma
  • In her daytime job, she is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M.)
  • A member of the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association
  • Founding Member of the Gold Coast Paranormal Society
  • Born in Lubbock, Texas but currently a resident of South Florida

Diane is represented by...

Josh Getzler
HSG Agency

37 West 28th Street, 8th Floor

New York, NY 10001

646-442-5770

jgetzler@hsgagency.com
www.hsgagency.com
Twitter: @jgetzler

To hear a recent podcast featuring Diane/Ali on Radio Ear Network, click the "play" button.

For a list of Diane's books and short stories, click the button below.

Diane is available on a limited basis to library, civic, book club, and other groups for various presentations and workshops. Click the button for a flier containing contact info and more about her various programs.

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