Di has worked as a commercial writer for over 30 years, producing everything from advertising materials and direct marketing to PR, policy documents and annual reports. After beginning her career in agencies in West Yorkshire, she moved to the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in 1994 and has written for Dynam since then.

Far from a one-trick pony, Di is a published author, runs craft events, has previously worked as a freelance cook for sporting estates, and sells hand painted stones and slates.