DSC_0030 copy  Diane T. Wickles

Except for a couple of years in Gettysburg, I have lived most of my life off the shores of Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. I absolutely adore “our” lake. People who haven’t seen Lake Erie have little concept just how big it is. There are only a few spots along the shore, where on a clear day, you can see Canada on the horizon.


However, recently beginning that dreaded stage in my life known as ’empty nesting,’ my husband and I have pulled up roots and moved south to sunny North Carolina.

As the youngest of three daughters, I was indulged in exploring my “personal expression.” Throughout my teenage years I dabbled in ice skating, writing, building dollhouses, skateboarding and a host of other interests.


This is my Victorian Cottage where a Confederate General’s widow lives with her six cats.

Always a fan of martial arts movies, I studied Tae Kwon Do and Combat Hapkido for several years. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li filled my dreams with ninjas and dragons.

Tai Chi Shadow

Writing and dollhouses had to take a backseat while I finished my education at Mercyhurst University, got married to a local boy and had two wonderful sons. For over a decade I’ve taught computer classes and edited newsletters. Now, my older son has finished college and is pursuing his ‘grown up job’ while my younger son will be graduating college in 2018. So I can devote more time to writing and filling my house with miniature worlds.

I am a member of RWA and enjoy attending writing groups. I’ve explored different genres by publishing short pieces in humor, mystery, romance and horror on various online publications. 2015 brought my first romance novel, Hong Kong Treasure, to the bookshelves under my pseudonym D. Dominik Wickles and I’m hard at work on book #2.

My passions (besides writing) include healthy living, yoga, camping in the woods and a nice cup of herbal tea.


  1. Hi Diane,
    I can only imagine how nice it would be like to live near a lake. Do you go fishing?
    I too loved martial movies as a teenager – Jean Claude van Damme was quite popular at that time and Jackie Chan movies made me laugh.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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