All About Diana Belchase

2011 Golden Heart winner, Diana Belchase lives just outside of Washington, D.C. She draws from embassy gossip and connections at several federal investigative branches to come up with her stories.



Diana loves to travel and puts the places she’s visited into her books. Her current novels are set in Hong Kong, New York, Washington, DC, Paris, Southern Italy, Buenos Aires, and that most exotic of all locales … New Jersey.


Diana also writes and edits scientific nonfiction and has taken courses in forensic odontology and crime scene procedures. In the course of writing her books, she’s interviewed people at the European Space Agency, the FBI crime lab, the Naval Institute of Pathology, and the NSA.

Diana's Info

2012 GH Finaling Category
Romantic Suspense

2012 GH Finaling Manuscript
Spy in the Harem

Previous Finals
2011 Golden Heart Winner for Spy in the Mirror

Diana's Fun Facts

Music or Silence (while you write)?  Hmm, doesn’t really matter, when I’m in the zone, I tune everything out.  <G> What weird food do you like?  Must I confess?  Liver.  Stop gagging, if you make it my way it’s fantastic. What are you working on now? Both a spy novel and a women’s fiction novel. If you could write like one author, who would it be? Oh, I don’t know, I want to write like me and have people like me for it.  ;-) If you could be one superhero, or have one superpower, who/what would it be?  Well as another Diana, I’d have to say Wonder Woman (she was Diana Prince and looked great in a bathing suit — that should be a super power in and of itself!).  As a super power, the ability to please editors at a single rewrite?  LOL. What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done? Won the Golden Heart in 2012.  Danced in the moonlight on the rooftop of Chapultepec Castle in Mexico.  <sigh>  Marry my husband.