Diane grew up in Oregon and says she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. Her father gave her a guitar for Christmas when she was 13, and she taught herself folk and country styles, and started to write songs. Graduating from college and believing her first talent was acting, she headed off to England, determined to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
But life can take some funny turns. Before she could arrange an interview, she was literally “discovered,” playing her guitar and singing to a small, private, New Year’s Eve party at a London hotel. A BBC television producer was there, a screen test followed, and the result was a network primetime series of variety specials! “The Diane Solomon Show” was a great success, and she quickly became a regular on British TV, with other specials of her own, and numerous guest appearances, including several Royal Gala Specials. She recorded 5 albums, appeared on countless radio and TV shows, and starred in numerous musical theater productions. After heading four major UK Theater concert tours of her own, she toured with Glen Campbell on three European tours, and opened for a major Kenny Rogers’ tour in 1991.
But then life took another turn, this time not so fortunate. She was diagnosed with the infamous M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and for years was too ill to walk across the room unaided. For a total of seven and a half years, she struggled with half a life. In the darkest hours songwriting was her saving grace, and the title cut of her CD, “Good Things Don’t Come Easy” was born of this troubled time. With the help of a brilliant German homeopathic system of healing, plus nutrition and herbs, she regained her health.
Diane was so impressed with these alternate therapies she gained degrees in both nutrition and homeopathy, achieving a doctoral degree from the British Institute of Homeopathy. She practiced nutrition and homeopathy, using a combination of nutrients, herbs, homeopathic remedies, and diet and lifestyle recommendations.
Turning to writing and hoping to help others afflicted with CFS, Diane wrote Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Homeopathic Treatment of CFS/M.E. Plus, she has published two books in a new health series called Healing Therapies that Work; one focuses on the treatment of allergies, the second on ear infections. The third, on depression and anxiety, is due out soon.
In fiction, she published a fantasy time travel series, written with her husband Mark Carey. For middle schoolers, these are The Ravenstone: The Secret of Ninham Mountain and The Ravenstone: The Twain. Next came 88 Guys for Coffee, a humorous women's novel about online dating. Her latest, published in July 2023, is Eva: A Riveting Romantic Suspense. It is a love story and fantasy, about a young woman who discovers she can heal an animal, just by holding it, meditating, and connecting with its spirit.
Diane lives in beautiful New Hampshire with her husband, Mark, three dogs, and a cat. An avid gardener, her home is surrounded by organically grown flower beds and vegetable gardens. She writes, edits, researches, designs and builds gardens, always seeking more knowledge, more understanding, and more creative flow.
To view all of Diane's work, please visit her Amazon page.
Eva Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpsmt1MdD7o