About Me

Before I started writing fiction, I had a checkered career:  technical writer, computer geek, and interior designer.  I’m good at two out of three of those.  Fortunately, I had the sense to quit the one I sucked at (interior design).

When my mid-life crisis hit, I took up muay thai and started writing thrillers featuring a middle-aged female protagonist.  (‘Walter Mitty’, you say?  Nope, never heard of him.)

Writing and kicking the hell out of stuff seemed more productive than more typical mid-life-crisis activities like getting a divorce, buying a Harley Crossbones, and cruising across the country picking up men in sleazy bars; especially since it’s winter most months of the year here in Canada.

It’s much more comfortable to sit at my computer.  And Harleys are expensive.  Come to think of it, so are beer and gasoline.

Oh, and I still love my husband.  There’s that.  So I stuck with the writing.

(And, for the record, no, I’m not actually my protagonist, Aydan Kelly.)

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Here’s my “professional” bio, in case you need something more suitable for mixed company:

Diane Henders is the Kindle best-selling author of the NEVER SAY SPY series: Sexy techno-thrillers packed with tension, laughs, profanity, and sometimes warm fuzzies.  The first book in the series, NEVER SAY SPY, has had over 450,000 downloads to date, and stayed on Kindle’s ‘Women Sleuths’ Top 100 list for 60 consecutive months.

Diane enjoys target shooting, gardening, auto mechanics, painting (art, not walls), music, and martial arts; and loves food and drink almost as much as she loves her husband. They live in the wilds of British Columbia, Canada, where they get all the adrenaline rush they could ever want by growing fruit trees in bear country.

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Note:  Please don’t send me story ideas for my books.  I’m sure your ideas are creative and cool, but I have my own vision for where the stories and characters will go, and I don’t want to be accused of stealing anyone else’s ideas.  If you send me story ideas I’ll delete them unread.

I answer all my email.  If you haven’t heard back from me within a week, please check back to this page – if I try to reply to your email and receive a bounceback, I’ll post a note for you in the Comments below.  Thanks for your email!

Or Snail Mail:

P.O. Box 67, Station Main
Qualicum Beach, BC   V9K 1S7

48 responses to “About Me

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  2. Ted T.

    Loved Never say Spy! Wasn’t what I expected….it was Better! Payday sure knows how to handle every situation. Can’t wait to get book 2?


  3. Hi Judy – I tried to respond to your email, but it bounced back saying “unrouteable address”. Maybe you entered your email address wrong in the contact form?

    Anyhow, thanks for trying to leave a rating! Without knowing where you got the book I can’t give you specific directions on how to review, but you can usually sign into the online store where you bought it, and when you click on the book it will offer you a chance to review it. Thanks again for taking the time to try! 🙂


  4. Ignatius

    I enjoyed Never say spy very much Dianne. Not only because red haired ladies are extremely interesting and sexy, but because for once the protagonist is not a helplessly stupid bimbo but intelligent, whitty, tough and self sufficient. She seems to turn most men, and probably most readers on, as she should. I would love to read about her again, especially when she and Kane finally get naked together.


    • Thanks, Ignatius – I’m so glad you enjoyed Aydan! I hope she and Kane live up to your expectations if you decide to give the rest of the series a try. 😉

      Thank you for your kind words, and for taking the time to drop by and comment!


  5. patricia jones

    I am waiting on pins and needles for book 12. Shame on you for writing a series with characters so easy to fall in love with and so enthralling! I love your work and thanks for giving us a heroine who is over 40!


    • LOL! I’m so ashamed. *hangs head* (Okay, not really.) 😉

      I’m so glad you loved Aydan and the gang – thank you for taking the time to drop by and tell me. Your encouragement means a lot!


  6. It is a pleasure to step in here. This space of yours is beautiful repository of wonderful ideas and refreshing thoughts…so much read and cherish…looking forward reading your array of insightful posts…
    Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.


  7. A great tonic to visit here. Keep up the good work. Regards Thom.


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  9. Hi Dave – Thanks for your message! I tried to reply but I got a bounceback saying your email address wasn’t found.


  10. Hi Cait – I replied to your email but I’m not sure if you got the message – I’ve been switching over my email system, so I hope it didn’t fall through the cracks. Please drop me another line if you didn’t get my email dated April 16/15.


  11. Hi Bill – Thanks for your email! I tried to reply but it bounced back with the message “Delivery to the following recipients was aborted after 0 second(s):”


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  14. You blog is a does of laughter. Really I am just envious of your writing skills. 🙂 Well done!


  15. A roller coaster of a plot and even when you get to the end there is still one question unanswered because the end is never when you think it is. Great read


  16. I will be taking a look around soon,
    and adding a few bits and pieces as
    i go I shouldn’t wonder 🙂

    Have a lovely rest of evening and a superb 4th of July 🙂



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  18. I found you on One Old Sage. Great blog! 🙂


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  21. You were wishing of a “free Harley motorcycle” back on my website? looks like you need to go camp out by this beach in Canada..lol



  22. I know you got plenty of these so think of it as an honorable mention 🙂


  23. Man, and all I do is post Music! And some fiery articles about our dying breed here in Mi. Thoroughbred Horse Racing. But since I think your sense of humor and mine are about as insane we could probably be millionaires writing comedy scripts. Some of my horse blogs with our tribe of horsemen & women here make for good subject matters. I’m not going through mid life crisis though, I’m in full blown perimenopause madness. Hide all the knives.

    BTW it was a Horse’s Ghost in that old barn of yours. LOL

    I’ll be reading the rest later.


    • Ha! I knew there had to be an explanation! Though… I’m not sure it explains the turds…

      Thanks for visiting – it was great to “meet” you! I’m looking forward to lots more fabulous music on your blog.


  24. You are a very accomplished person. It’s only your midlife point and you got this far? That is fantastic. I can’t wait to reading more about your adventures and whatever story comes your way. Maybe even a story of opening up your own speed shop 🙂 wouldn’t it be cool if it somehow became the Mecca for women bike riders? That would be so cool!

    Let me test how good my Harley knowledge is. The picture on top of your webpage, is that the HD Softail Nighttrain?


    • Oh, good guess. Actually, it’s a 2010 Crossbones (the pipes aren’t staggered quite as much as the Night Train).


      • ooooh, thats the one with the darker “heritage” look? Softtail family is one area of the company I wish I worked in. All the years I’ve been with them, I never had that opportunity 😦
        Touring and softail bikes are my favorite motorcycles, by far.


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  27. Hi Diane,
    Thanks for checking out my book. I will be checking yours out as well. I belong to an on-line writing website where I critique work in order to get others to critique mine. I’m currently reading 25 unpublished novels there, so it may be a while before I get to yours…but I will. The sample I read here looks very interesting…just the sort of book I like.
    Thanks so much.


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  29. Hi Diane. Love your direct “about me page” your story definitely resinates with me – not the picking up men in sleazy bars bit, I will add. lol. My mid-life crisis has been happening for the past 5 years. I started MMA a couple of years ago, bought a motorbike and travelled. Now I have decided to start a new writing career instead of my doing my old boring job as a web developer. I am finding it far more satisfying. good luck with your writing and your new life.


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