Diane Glancy was born in 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri, of a Cherokee father and an English/German mother. Her B.A. was received from the University of Missouri in 1964. She was married for 19 years to Dwane Glancy and has a son, David, born in 1964 and a daughter, Jennifer, born in 1967. From 1980 to 1986 Diane was Artist-in-Residence for the State Arts Council of Oklahoma. Several of her books come from that experience. In 1987, she attended the Iowa Writers Workshop and subsequently obtained her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1988. The following year she began teaching at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she is now a Professor in the English Dept. In Creative Writing, she teaches poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and script writing. She also teaches a Native American Literature course and a seminar in Native American Literature. She has also taught in the Bread Loaf School of English M.A. program on the campus of the Native American Preparatory School in Rowe, New Mexico, in 1999.