AshEdit—News About Books & Writers

January 25, 2012

Diana James Passes Suddenly

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 11:42 am


On Sunday, February 12th, 4:00 p.m., Darrell James invites everyone to join him in a TOAST TO DIANA.

This will be a time for her many friends to get together, raise a glass in her honor, and celebrate her life.

Smith House Tap & Tavern

10351 Santa Monica Blvd

(N/E corner of Santa Monica and Beverly Glen)

Los Angeles, California 90024

No Host Event.

Free valet parking in the building. Bring your parking ticket and the restaurant will validate. There is also street parking.



  1. I had the pleasure of working with Diana on the board of SinC/LA for 6 years. She did so much for the organization and had so much energy. She will be missed.

    Comment by Sybil Johnson — January 25, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

  2. These pictures were just taken in 2011 and Diana was so vibrant, so full of fun and friendliness. She was wearing a mermaid-style gown that showed her slim, fit figure. She’s truly the last person I would have worried about losing in this way. My heart goes out to her husband Darrell, whom she adored.

    Comment by ashedit — January 25, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

  3. Not acquainted with her, but very sorry to hear of her death, I’ll lift a glass to her on Feb 12th.

    Comment by Oscar Case — January 25, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

  4. She was lovely and charming and nice to everyone. Very sad. Condolences to Darrell and all her family and friends.

    Comment by Dianne Emley — January 25, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

  5. r.i.p. diana 😦

    Comment by laughingwolf — January 25, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

  6. Diana was an extraordinary publicist to the mystery-writing community. I worked with her on a handful of occasions where I was struck by her professionalism and care. We were slated to work together again on a new project next month. Diana was a gem and many, many people feel her loss, just like me.

    Comment by ashedit — January 25, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

  7. What a shock. Our thoughts are with you. She was an amazing lady. Rebecca

    Comment by Anonymous — January 25, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

  8. I am so sorry to hear this. the word tragedy is coined for such deaths as this, but it certainly isn’t adequate.

    Comment by charlesgramlichCharles Gramlich — January 26, 2012 @ 7:22 am

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