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 novelThe 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. She is currently working on her third novel.