Welcome to my website!

Thanks for visiting. My site is currently undergoing a major revamp, to make way for the relaunch of my entire backlist – 9 books in all, with brand-new gorgeous covers, as pictured above and below.

The revamp will include links for where you can buy my books, news about my new title coming in 2018, and also comprehensive information about my editing services.

Until then, you can sign up for my newsletter, BookChat, that I share with Liane Moriarty and Ber Carroll. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter, where I’ll keep you updated with future plans.

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I’ll look forward to seeing you there!




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So, it’s almost time to tear the first page off the calendar, and what a month it’s been! You’re not going to hear me saying ‘What? Already?’, ‘Hasn’t that flown by!’ or any of the usual remarks – all part of my new attitude to the passing of time and enjoying every minute. You can read all about that here.

And what else has been going on? Well, I made it into Booktopia’s annual list of Australia’s Favourite Novelists again – not quite as highly placed as last year, because let’s face it, that was a bit of a fluke, and a whole lot of brilliant, hugely popular authors woke up to it this year. As they should. I’m still punching way above my weight to make it into the top 50, and that’s entirely due to my incredibly loyal and supportive readers, and the massive extended Blacklock family. Thank you all!

I’m looking forward to a very busy 2014. For those who have been asking, I won’t have a new book out this year, at least not on the shelves (though The Best Man will be re-issued in the smaller format at some stage – I’ll let you know). I am playing with a project that may end up in some kind of ebook form – perhaps even a short series. It’s at a very early stage but I am having fun with it. I’ll keep you posted. I’ll also be continuing with my new sideline proofreading and editing, which I’m loving so much – it feeds the pedant in me. And I’m in the planning stages of my big overseas trip! Come mid-year I’ll be boring you all with holiday snaps from Africa, the UK, Paris, and more!

In the meantime, if you missed my article in the Sunday Life late last year, you can find it here. It’s all about the joys of single life once the kids have moved on, and it had such a huge response, I even ended up on the telly!

I’ll also be adding Q&As and discussion points for book clubs soon – so keep an eye out. If your book club is reading one of my books, drop me a line and let me know, and I’ll post the relevant material asap.

Feel free to wander around the rest of my site. You’ll find lots of information about my books, upcoming appearances, you can sign up for my newsletter, or follow my blog. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

And don’t forget you still have time to put your name in the hat, figuratively speaking, to win a copy of the fabulous Nefarious Doings by Ilsa Evans! I’ll keep the competition open for the rest of this week, so check it out now.

Look forward to talking soon!Dianne Blacklock


This month I’m celebrating the launch of my new novel, my 9th, T9781742611945he Best Man! You can go to my blog and find out more about it, and if you’ve read The Best Man, I’m leaving the Comments open for spoilers, so we can have a no-holds-barred conversation – ask me anything, talk about the characters, what you liked, what you didn’t. I’m looking forward to your feedback!

If you haven’t read The Best Man yet, or you want to try it first, you can click here for a preview.

I’m also excited to announce that The Best Man has been named one of the BEST books for September on the iBookstore. So if you have an e-reader, you can find it here, as well as very special prices on my entire backlist!

I’m still working on the website, and I’m planning to add a whole lot more – more inside information, more news, more bells and whistles! I want to make this an interactive website where I can post news regularly, and engage with you, the readers. So if there’s anything you’d really like to see on these pages, please let me know in the comments below.

Hopefully we’ll talk soon!



34 thoughts on “Welcome to my website!

    • Thanks Deborah! Actually, I think The Best Man might provide a good night’s discussion for bookclubs. I’ve thrown in quite a few curly dilemmas. I’d love to hear how you all go!

  1. I can see another great book that I will not be able to put down… best get up to date with everything now and wait it out in total anticipation… 🙂

      • At first I thought Henry but then I switched to Aiden (& then I thought perhaps the guy that Liv sits next to on the plane – as a twist) ….. LOL I have no idea really, I will have to wait till I read the book 🙂

  2. I read the first two pages and the words just run so quickly down the page! This is the sort of book I love, where my eyes can’t read fast enough to see what is going to happen. I don’t want to read anymore – I’ll just wait impatiently for the real book in my hands. Have enjoyed your previous books, look forward to seeing you with Ber and Liane on your book tour. Thank you for continuing to give us great reads to look forward to.

    • This is music to an author’s ears, Suzanne! To be caught up in the story from the very first pages! Thank you so much for dropping by to let me know, and you don’t have long to wait impatiently … The Best Man will be out in just a few weeks 🙂

  3. Fantastic as always. I love your books and can’t put them down. The Best Man will be no exception. It seems a long time till September. Keep writing.

  4. Hi Di,
    I read The Best Man over the weekend and whilst I am still digesting it all, I would really love to know if you plan a follow up novel with Liv/David/Rick – seems to me to be a whole story waiting to be written there 🙂



  5. I am delighted to hear about your new book, The Best Man (great title), Dianne. It’s like a package you know is in the mail and can’t wait for its arrival, checking the post box each day. I will be scanning the bookstores in anticipation. The cover looks wonderful, as did the last one, The Secret Ingredient.

    • Thank you, Philippa, what a lovely thing to say and what a lovely simile – that a new book is like waiting for a special package! And I love the cover too, I think my last two have been quite beautiful. I’m very lucky to have such clever people helping produce my books.

  6. I read the new book in 24 hours! … I really really enjoyed it but sorry Hal still floats my boat LOL 😀
    Would have loved the relationship of Liv & David to have been expanded otherwise yet another triumph Dianne 🙂

  7. I just read your article “The joy of being divorced” and can say from my experience as a divorcee that, on balance, the opportunity of ‘To thine own self be true’ will be the most wonderful journey of self-discovery you ever can embark upon. For example, my ex-husband didn’t like to travel and I have been able to go to places and experience things long held on my private wish list! I have gained much more confidence, experience and know when to go solo, with a friend or join a group for more remote areas where a white female shouldn’t venture on her own. I challenged myself earlier this year and trekked to Everest Base Camp on a small tour and discovered how resilient I could be! The magic of connecting with other people whether it be for 5 minutes or, in some cases, five years is simply priceless. Oh, and my ex has told me how much I have blossomed, and he understands why I had to leave – how nice is that!

    • Thanks so much for such a wonderful comment, Sarah! I just went to the travel agent yesterday to start planning for my mid-year trip, and this is just the kind of inspiration I need. You might also like to check out http://womangoingplaces.com.au/ – I think it’s right up your alley.

      I have such a vision now of all these spunky single women in their middle years, roaming the world having amazing adventures! Can’t wait to be one of them!

  8. Wondering if you are one and the same as DYAN Blacklok, unusual name, works for Adelaide publisher, appears at Writer’s festivals? Many thanks, Chris Leckonby, Just read ‘Wife for here’, excellent, comedy and serious stuff, very insightful

    • Hi Chris

      Thanks for dropping by! Dyan Blacklock is a different person, but I have often been confused with her. She used to write children’s books, my kids loved them!

      So glad you enjoyed Wife for Hire, and thanks so much for letting me know. Cheers!

  9. Hi Dianne
    Just starting to read “Wife for Hire” which was at my mum’s home this morning and I picked it up and OMG what I am going through right now, not exactly, but finding my roots and what I like doing again. Can’t wait to keep reading it and having it get me through this mid-life “not crisis” but transition which I am enjoying and disliking at the same time!!! History does repeat and I am enjoying all the little “angels” coming into my life on a daily basis, with little messages.
    Regards Leonie

    • Thanks so much for your comment, Leonie! I’m so thrilled that ‘Wife for Hire’ continues to be inspiring to a lot of women who, like you, have found it to have close parallels to their own lives. It’s very rewarding as a writer to know that you’re tapping into the real experiences of women. I love that you call the whole mid-life phenomenon ‘transition’ – what a brilliant, positive perspective!

      I hope you enjoy the rest of the book, and thanks again for letting me know!

      • Dianne, are you one and the same as Dyan Blacklock whom I have met via SAWC and the Salisbury Writers Festival? I was checking my brand new blog and your name popped up, congratulating me on something I allegedly wrote called ‘Wife for Here’- probably should have read Wife for Hire- of which I have no recollection. Oh dear, surely not the Big A coming…
        I have been dragooned into joining Facebook as a marketing tool – I have nine books out there not, but they’re actually ‘in here’ and not going anywhere until I do some legwork! Anyway I hate Facebook already, ‘friends’ spreading like AIDS, tree branches or stream systems, grrrr! Cheers, Chris Leckonby

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