Diana Zimmerman was born in the traditional Mennonite community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Diana received a B.A. in Theatre from Goshen College, Goshen, IN, in 1993. Her poetry has been published by Goshen College’s Pinchpenny Press, Rust+Moth, When Women Waken, and Rhubarb Magazine. In 2014, her poem “A Perfectly Good Woman/El Tren” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2012, she self-published a Spanish/English bilingual collection poetry called Tell me About the Telaraña. Diana’s first work of prose, an early-childhood memoir called When the Roll Is Called A Pyonder: Tales from a Mennonite Childhood, was released in 2014 by Electio Publishing. Marry a Mennonite Boy and Make Pie, her second memoir, was released in 2017 by Workplay Publishing.
Since 1995, Diana has resided almost exclusively in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. She is currently accompanied by her three surf boards and two cats.