Photo by Taté Walker, 2013. Used with permission.

Photo by Taté Walker, 2013. Used with permission.

Dianna E. Anderson was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. She has a Bachelor's in theology/philosophy from the University of Sioux Falls, and a Master's in English from Baylor University in Waco, TX. After teaching English in Japan and working as a radio producer in Chicago, Dianna returned to South Dakota in 2013 to be a full time writer. She works as a freelance writer and volunteers with both the Humane Society and the Sioux Falls Center for Equality. In late 2015, she will be moving to Oxford, England, to pursue a second master's degree - this time in Women's Studies.

Her first book, Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity, is out now. She is represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates in New York. The book examines the Christian purity movement from the basis of historical and biblical analysis and offers an alternative, shame-free ethic of healthy sexual behavior and sexuality.