When a millionaire drug-dealer wrote a memoir which became a movie staring Johnny Depp, Diane Munson was concerned. Shouldn’t the good guys wearing white hats be the ones to write memoirs? A former Federal prosecutor, she knew the truth. She asked David, a former undercover DEA Special Agent, to join her in writing about David’s arrest of Johnny Depp’s character in Chicago and other criminals in what the Munsons call factional novels. Now, this husband and wife reveal the experiences of the men and women in white hats, by weaving the thrills of back alley deals and major courtroom drama into suspense novels.
Diane Munson, an attorney of more than twenty-five years, developed a love for writing when she was a young child and experienced a major twist of genres. She transitioned from writing briefs for judges to writing inspiring fiction for readers. She served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Department of Justice, where she argued cases before juries and judges. Prior to being a federal prosecutor, she was appointed by Attorney General Edwin Meese III as an official in the U.S. Department of Justice. Diane enjoyed working with Congress and the White House on policy issues. More recently, she has flown solo in a law practice specializing in mediation, family law, and representing children and parents in neglect and abuse cases. As a lawyer, she has written book reviews and articles for the Christian Legal Society of which she is a former National Board member. She is also a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers.
David Munson had a dangerous career for twenty-seven years as a Special Agent first with the Naval Investigative Service (now NCIS), and concluding with the Drug Enforcement Administration. As an undercover agent, he infiltrated international drug smuggling organizations, helping fly plane loads of drugs to the U.S. from foreign countries and then feigning surprise when they were arrested. In one case, David arrested four associates of former Panamanian President Manuel Noriega, who then testified against the dictator. David spent two years on Capital Hill. He served as a Congressional Fellow for the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations where he investigated the government’s efforts to co-opt foreign spies and other classified military operations.
Diane and David’s first three suspense thrillers, Facing Justice, Confirming Justice, and The Camelot Conspiracy were published by FaithWalk Publishing. All three were released again in late 2009 by Micah House Media, which also released the Munson’s fourth and fifth thrillers, Hero’s Ransom, in February 2010 and Redeeming Liberty, in January 2011. The Munsons are busy working on their next novel. They speak to men and women’s events and appear at libraries, book clubs and churches to talk about how God put a call on their hearts to write fiction, blending their exciting careers with stories of God’s faithfulness in times of crisis.
David and Diane worked together as Christian mediators in their own firm and helped many people seek forgiveness and restoration in their relationships by applying Scripture to their lives. They have seen that justice and forgiveness are possible, no matter the circumstances. Based on the success of their first suspense novel, they placed their mediation service on hold to pursue their writing career. As they travel to research and cloister to write, they thank the Lord for the blessings of faith and family. A verse they hold dear is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you a hope and a future.”