My Aunt DiAne Gates, whom I am so proud of, is a best-selling Christian author. Her devotional, Faith from Fiction, is #1 on Amazon. Not only is she a writer but an illustrator and photographer, too! Her work is rooted in faith and demonstrated by her blog, Moving the Ancient Boundaries.

She has worked as a writer and photographer for the magazine East Texas Youth Rodeo Association where she experienced what it’s like to be in the rodeo arena first hand. This inspired her rodeo series which teach about courage and perseverance in the face of evil. They feature the timeless lesson that those that dig a pit for others with undoubtedly fall into the pit themselves. The Prism Book Group released her first book, Roped, back in August of 2015. Just this past July, the second book, Twisted, was released. And the third book, Untied, is still a work in progress. This award-winning series is a Christian family-friendly resource of inspiration for all ages. She also wrote the eighth chapter, Alligator Alley Angels, of the book Heavenly Company Entertaining Angels Unaware.

Aunt DiAne is a leader in LifeSavers, North Texas Christian Writers’ adult edit group. In her free time, she also posts to her blog, The Southern Side of Flavor, which is dedicated to sharing family recipes and low-calorie southern and southwest dishes. GriefShare is another passion of hers that she facilitates. GriefShare is an international support ministry aiding those who are grieving lost loved ones.

DiAne Gates has many titles; wife, mother, Mimi, but I know her as Aunt DiAne, the woman whose passion is sharing the hard life lessons our God allows in our life.

Her books are available on Amazon, Christian bookstores, and the few remaining lovely brick and mortar bookstores still standing!