Dyane Harwood holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. A freelance writer for over two decades, she has interviewed bestselling authors including Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Anthony Bourdain, and SARK. Dyane founded a chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and facilitated support groups for women with mood disorders for nine years. She is the author of Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder (Post Hill Press) with a foreword by noted perinatal psychiatrist Dr. Carol Henshaw. Dyane has written for SELF Magazine, BP/Bipolar Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Postpartum Support International. Dyane lives in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains of California with her husband, two daughters, and their Scotch Collie.