Diane Chandler worked first as a political lobbyist in
Brussels, and then at the European Commission for several years, where she managed overseas aid programmes in Ukraine just after the fall of communism. Ukraine soon worked its way into her heart,
and she travelled there extensively. Back in London, when Diane married and her daughter was born, she was able to pursue her passion for writing in those few hours she could snatch. Ukraine
became the subject for her first novel The Road To Donetsk, which won The People’s Book Prize for Fiction 2016. Her second
novel, Moondance, about a high-flying career woman battling with gruelling fertility treatment, was informed by her personal
experience of the emotional and physical impact of IVF. Her third novel, Only Human, about a seemingly tight family unit
until the temptations of lust and love come for them all, is out on September 8th 2020. Diane hosts the Chiswick Buzz TV Book Club, Words With Wine in W4.