about

I was born under the western zodiac of Gemini and the Eastern zodiac of the Fire Rooster. I am a 31/4 and believe life is either a daring adventure or nothing. I love dancing, entertaining, educating and anything that bubbles or sparkles.

My life has been filled with elation, disappointment and sorrow. I’ve been a rule breaker, a whistle blower, a seeker of truth and a lover of it all, challenging my own limitations with a passion for love, life and laughter.

I began my professional life as a school teacher before I moved into a full-time career as a choreographer, director and dancer on television and in theatre throughout Australia, including the original multi-million-dollar extravaganzas at Conrad Jupiter’s Casino—Starz & Galaxies.

During Galaxies, I was sacked by my producer for apparently being ‘too fat’ after I refused his sexual advances. I took him to court, and the ensuing court cases for sexual harassment and wrongful dismissal became some of the highest-profile cases in Australia in the late 1980’s and were instrumental in changing the national industrial relations laws. Though my stand set precedents, making it the first public #metoo event in this country, I lost my dream career in the entertainment industry.

Time for a change. So, I branched into the field of self-development, where I spent many years as a stress & life skills therapist, life coach, corporate facilitator and motivational speaker educating business leaders and women returning to work in the ‘new mindset’ for business in the 21st century.

Assuming the pseudonym of the Goddess of Love, I appeared as a regular guest presenter on Gold FM radio and on the national television program Beauty & the Beast.

Because of the many other adventures in life I wanted to experience first, I came to writing late. But at last, I’m here. I now write contemporary fiction packed with emotional punch and feisty heroines who live life to the fullest, much like I’ve done.

Between writing books and running a successful national business with over one-hundred staff across four states, I continue my work of empowering women through my #Iam Facebook group,  teaching workshops and speaking presentations.

If you’re interested in booking me for a workshop, author talk or keynote presentation for your library, writers’ centre or other organisation, here is some information.

Thank you for visiting me here, and I hope you enjoy escaping into my emotive stories. If you’d like to stay in touch, you can sign up to my newsletter and connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

With Love…

For readers of contemporary fiction, Diane Demetre is a fresh, passionate voice in storytelling. She is an award-winning author of genre-busting romance novels with a twist. Her dramatic flair, sense of place and evocative style create an entertaining escape for her readers. Diane’s works feature empowered heroines who live life to the fullest on their terms, much like the author herself.

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