Dianne (Browne) Armitage was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. The eldest of six children, her early aspiration was to write the great American novel. Unfortunately, the public at large seems to feel this should be an epic, not a comedy. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and again in 2005, she realizes that humor has helped her deal with her diagnosis and just might be therapeutic to others as well. In addition to her work with Amoena, Ms. Armitage has written for Dr. Susan Love's website and is a frequent contributor to several other health-related sites as well. Her work has appeared in both MAMM and Coastal Woman magazines. Dianne currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she continues to be highly involved in the fight against breast cancer. In her spare time she is trying to determine at what point you know you have too many Jack Russell Terriers!