Skip to main content

Diane Duane

Biography

Diane Duane

Diane Duane was born in New York City --- a descendant of New York's first mayor --- and worked there as a psychiatric nurse before leaving the profession for the only one she loved better, the business of writing. Since the publication of her first novel in 1981, she's written 50 more, not to mention numerous short stories, comics, computer games and screenplays for TV and film, and has picked up the occasional award here and there. (She's also worked with Star Trek in more media than anyone else alive.) 

Right now DD is probably best known for her YOUNG WIZARDS series of young adult fantasy novels, featuring the New York-based teen wizards Kit Rodriguez and Nita Callahan. The series now enters its third decade with Nita's and Kit's newest adventure: GAMES WIZARDS PLAY. The tenth Young Wizards novel, is scheduled for publication by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in winter 2015/16. Interested readers can find weekly teaser excerpts from the book at the blog at gameswizardsplay.com.

Diane Duane