About Diana Urban
Diana Urban is an author of dark, twisty thrillers for teens, including The Last Hour (HarperTeen, Winter 2020). When she’s not torturing fictional characters, she’s a marketing manager at BookBub, a leading book discovery platform. She regularly publish book marketing content on the BookBub Partners Blog.
Outside the bookish world, Diana lives with her husband and cat in Boston, and enjoys reading, yoga, fawning over cute animals, and looking at the beach from a safe distance.
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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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