Dianne Hales is a widely published, award-winning freelance journalist. She has served as a contributing editor for Parade, Ladies Home Journal, Working Mother and American Health and has written for many national publications, including Family Circle, Fitness, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Health, Mademoiselle, McCall's, New York Times, Psychology Today, Readers' Digest, Redbook, Science Digest, Self, Seventeen, Washington Post, Woman's Day, and World Book.
Dianne's trade books include La Bella Lingua, Think Thin, Be Thin, Just Like a Woman and Caring for the Mind. She also is the author of the best-selling college health textbook, An Invitation to Health, and coauthor of An Invitation to Personal Change.
She has received writing awards from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, an "EMMA" (Exceptional Media Merit Award) for health reporting from the National Women's Political Caucus and Radcliff College, three "EDI" (Equality, Dignity, Independence) awards for print journalism from the National Easter Seal Society, the National Mature Media Award, Arthritis Foundation, California Psychiatric Society, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity), Council for the Advancement of Scientific Education, and the New York City Public Library.
Dianne is married to Robert E. Hales, M.D., chair of psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, and has one daughter, Julia. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.