Diana Rowland has lived her entire life below the Mason-Dixon line, uses "y'all" for second-person-plural, and otherwise has no southern accent (in her opinion.) She studied at Georgia Tech where she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics, and after graduation forgot everything about higher math as quickly as possible.
She has worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen plenty of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't rollerblade to save her life.
She presently lives in south Louisiana where she's deeply grateful for the existence of air conditioning. Diana is the author of the White Trash Zombie series and the Kara Gillian-Demon Summoner series. She also writes for George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards books. More information can be found at her website: dianarowland.com