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Diane Shute

Diane 3Diane Shute grew up in the Salinas Valley in the shadow of creative giants like John Steinbeck and Alfred Hitchcock—and her father inspired her to write before she could even read. She still lives in Central California, and has written After Midnight for her children and grandchildren, hoping to inspire a future generation to create literary art. Shute currently resides in Fresno, California with her family.

After Midnightv3As far as Alix is concerned, she has no past—she only has today, and her plans for the future: raising a dynamic string of racehorses that will take the 1830s British racing world by storm by storm. Enter Lily, Alix’s estranged twin sister, spoiled, defiant and recently married for money and social status. As Alix is forced into a position that threatens to alter the course of her future, she begins to remember details about the mysterious events surrounding her father’s death when she was a child. When Alix seeks her uncle’s help, it sparks his dangerous return to France to reclaim the lives they left behind long ago.