Dyane Harwood graduated with a degree in English and American Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has been a freelance writer for over two decades, and has profiled bestselling authors including Kay Redfield Jamison, SARK, and Anthony Bourdain.
In 2007, Dyane was diagnosed with postpartum bipolar one disorder after her second baby was born. Dyane’s memoir Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, endorsed by Kay Redfield Jamison, is the first book to explore this form of bipolar disorder. Dyane is the International Bipolar Foundation’s Postpartum Bipolar Psych Byte video presenter. She founded the DBSA Chapter of Santa Cruz County and ran free support groups for women with mood disorders for seven years.
Dyane has practiced a vegan ketogenic diet for over a year under the guidance of her psychiatrist and ketogenic nutritionist Denise Potter of Advanced Ketogenic Therapies.
Dyane is a member of The Vegan Society Researcher Network. She became a vegan late in life, at age 47, after watching the documentary What The Health while recovering from a broken jaw. Dyane’s writing her second book Birth of a Keto Brain, an examination of Metabolic Psychiatry. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California with her husband Craig, their teenage daughters Avonlea and Marilla, and Lucy, their intrepid Scottish collie. Follow Dyane on Instagram: @dyaneharwood Twitter: @DyaneHarwood, and her blog: email@example.com