Diane’s latest novel, The Wild Date Palm, will be published in April 2024


  • Diane’s latest novel, The Wild Date Palm, a dramatic story of passion and espionage set in Ottoman Palestine during World War I, will be published in April 2024.

  • Dancing with the Enemy was published in May 2022 to enthusiastic reviews. You can read them here.

  • You can hear Cheryl Akle interviewing Diane on her podcast, Stories behind the Story.

  • The Collaborator has been published in the United States and the United Kingdom to critical acclaim. It has won a Highly Commended award from the Society of Women Writers.
Dancing with the Enemy
The Collaborator
Empire Day
Winter Journey, a novel
The Voyage of their Life
Diane Armstrong

About Diane

Diane was born in Poland and arrived in Australia with her parents in 1948.

She was seven years old when she decided to become a writer. Her first article, about teaching at a Blackboard Jungle school in London, was published in The Australian Womens Weekly in 1965. This was the beginning of a hugely successful career as a freelance journalist. Over three thousand of her investigative articles, personal experience stories, profiles, and travel stories have been published in various newspapers and magazines…