Your Host, Diana Belchase

The buzz and hum of Washington, D.C.Diana Times Square is a daily inspiration for Diana Belchase. Drawing from embassy gossip, insider contacts, and good old fashioned research, her thrillers are based on kernels of truths that evolve into fast-paced, heart-pounding, global adventures. A Golden Heart and Silver Quill winner, she’s also currently a triple finalist for the prestigious and internationally renowned Daphne Du Maurier award.

Diana is a member of Kiss of Death, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, RWA, SCBWI, and the Author’s Guild. She blogs with the eight other fantastic writers who comprise Kiss and Thrill, and the 18 wonderful writers at Sisters of Suspense. Her own website, Top Secret Washington, follows Diana as she visits the rarely seen insider’s world of D.C. and it’s environs. Her new TV show, BookSmart began airing last spring.

Diana also writes and edits scientific nonfiction and has taken courses in forensic odontology and crime scene procedures.  She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Odontology and an affiliate of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. In the course of writing these books, she’s interviewed people at the European Space Agency, the FBI crime lab, the Naval Institute of Pathology, and the NSA.


Golden Heart Finalist 2016 (Escape from the Harem aka Spy with a Vengeance)

Daphne Du Maurier Nominee 2015 (By the Skin of Her Teeth)

Daphne Du Maurier Nominee 2015 (His Brother’s Child)

Daphne Du Maurier Nominee 2015 (At Midnight)

Golden Heart Winner 2011 (Spy in the Mirror)

Golden Heart Finalist 2012 (Spy in the Harem)

Silver Quill Winner 2011 (Spy in the Mirror)

Wisconsin Fab Five Winner 2011 (Spy in the Mirror)

Jack Reid Award 2010 (The Spy Next Door)

NEORWA Cleveland Rocks 2009 (The Spy Next Door)


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