About Diana Urban

I’m Diana Urban, and I write dark, twisty thrillers for teens including The Last Hour (HarperTeen, Winter 2020). When I’m not torturing fictional characters, I’m a marketing manager at BookBub, a leading book discovery platform. I regularly publish book marketing content on the BookBub Partners Blog.

Outside the bookish world, I live with my husband and cat in Boston, and enjoy reading, yoga, fawning over cute animals, and looking at the beach from a safe distance.

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A bit more trivia for those who want it:

I’m originally from New York, where I cultured deep-rooted obsessions with Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and a myriad of other nerdy fandoms. Desperate to avoid life in a cubicle, I went to Boston University to major in film. While I later switched my major to advertising, I’m happy to report that no cubicles are involved in my marketing career — at Boston tech startups like HubSpot and BookBub, we bask in open office spaces and depend on noise-cancelling headphones to get any work done.

In the back of my mind, I always wanted to be the next J.K. Rowling or R.L Stine. But life, launching my career, and loads of other silly excuses got in the way. Finally, in December 2012, I went on a business trip to Paris, where I witnessed something terrifying and fascinating. It inspired me to write my first young adult thriller.

I live in Boston, Massachusetts with my husband Bryan and our cat Kitty, who acts like a dog. She’s probably rebelling against our lack of creativity while naming her.

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