Local Author Releases Her Latest Novel

Diane Chandler celebrates the publication of Moondance


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Chiswick based writer, Diane Chandler is celebrating the publication of her latest novel, Moondance.

The central character, Cat, has always been in control of her life.  Happily married to Dom, but flying high as a political lobbyist, she dismisses his desire to start a family... until she herself is ready. But what if it is then too late?

The plot details Cat's fertility treatment and the emotional strain it places on her marriage. Moondance has been described as 'bittersweet, raw' and honest depiction of the impact of IVF on a marriage.

Diane  won the People's Book Prize for Fiction in 2015 for her first novel, The Road to Donetsk, described as the "heartbreaking journey of an overseas aid worker from idealism to realism", and which was inspired by her time working in the former Soviet Union, particularly Ukraine.

She was born and bred in Derby, England, and her family still live there. After studying French and German at Salford University in the early 1980s she travelled and worked abroad.

"I was lucky enough to spend some years designing and managing aid programmes for the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, developing along the way a deep affection for Ukraine and also for Moldova", says Diane. She returned to the UK and worked in the government's Department for International Development.

Moondance is published by Blackbird Digital Books.

November 15, 2016


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