Dianne Venetta

Author of:
"Ladd Springs"

Dianne Venetta lives in Central Florida with her husband, two children and part-time Yellow Lab -- Cody-body! When not whacking away at her keyboard crafting her next novel you'll find her in their organic garden chasing grasshoppers and plucking hornworms, all while drawing wild analogies between kids and plants and men. Definitely men.

A girl's gotta have fun, right?

When she's not knee-deep in dirt or romance, Dianne contributes garden advice for various websites and volunteers in her kids' school garden (a crazy existence to be sure). But at the end of the day, if she can inspire someone to stop and smell the roses -- or rosemary! - kiss their child and spouse goodnight, be kind to a neighbor and Mother Earth, then she's done all right.