About the author...
Diane Klein grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and she attended the University of Illinois and
Northwestern University on a four year Illinois State Scholarship. She majored in English and held
high school teaching certificates in Illinois and Florida. Diane saw the advent of psychological
programs in our schools, and the departure from teaching basics such as reading, writing,
arithmetic and social studies, as confusing and ineffective. Despite a love of working with young
teenagers, this troubled her, and in 1976, she stopped teaching and moved to Florida for three
Then, Diane was offered a job in southern California in 1979, and she moved close to the Pacific
Ocean, where she lived for almost twenty years. She later moved to the San Francisco area for a
year, with David, a software design engineer, and they were married in August of 1999 and
returned to southern California, close to the Ocean. Diane has a son and two daughters, and two
adored grandchildren. She tells that her children and husband have been wonderfully supportive of
all of her efforts to publish her heartfelt first novel, IN THE NAME OF HELP.
From the time Diane was eleven, she remembers always writing something: stories, descriptions,
journals or articles for the Roosevelt high school paper. A few years ago, she won honorable
mention in the Writers' Digest Contest with a non-fiction story about her younger daughter's
incredible recovery from a serious car accident.
But, she never felt compelled to write with the goal of publication, until she became motivated to
tell the story, IN THE NAME OF HELP.
Diane feels strongly that there are things in our society that are wrong, incorrect and even evil.
But, these cannot be changed until we first become aware of them. Once we recognize that they
are there, and we become willing to take some responsibility for their existence, then we can
become powerful once again, and we can right the wrongs.
Diane enjoys novels from which she learns something, -- knowledge of another time or place,
insight into a particular personality, or new awareness of an unknown issue, -- and that's what she
hopes her readers will find in this book and in her future novels. Diane welcomes communication
from her readers.