Diane Hannibal, originally from Columbus, Ohio, has a bachelor's in music education from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, and a master's in music therapy from the University of Kansas. She has been a music therapist in the suburban Chicago area for 18 years. She is a vocalist and has been a soloist in several churches in Kansas and Illinois.
Diane has always been involved in church music and directed children's choirs, adult choirs, and bell choirs at many churches. She is currently the handbell and choir director St. Paul Lutheran Church, Addison, Illinois. She lives in Bartlett, Illinois with her husband, Wes, who is also a lyricist with several pieces published through Shawnee Press. Diane is published by Fred Bock, Inc., Shawnee Press, and Easy Choir Music.
Several of her pieces have been on best seller lists with various music vendors throughout the U.S. Her pieces have been sung all over the United States and Canada, and in several Korean Churches.