Dianne Maguire is a social worker turned novelist with over 20 years’ experience in child welfare and protection.

In 2008 she won the Pauline Walsh Prize in the Eastwood/Hills Regional Annual Literary Awards and was highly commended for a second entry. In 2010 she co-wrote with Bunty Parsons a collection of non-fiction short stories, ‘It’s About Time’, for children’s charity ‘Time for Kids’ first published in 2010 and again in 2014. Her articles have been published in state and national newspapers and magazines.

Dianne lives in Adelaide with her husband Jerome and their two dogs. Their son works as a criminal lawyer. Dianne writes mainly from her family’s fibro on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

‘What Matters Most’, is her debut novel.


Book trailer by Gordon Napier


Out Now - Dianne's first book

There is good love and bad love
Good sex and bad sex
And paediatrician Mia Sandhurst is discovering the difference.

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We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too.

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