Darrien Lee, a native of Columbia, Tennessee, attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, which is where she picked up the love of writing. Majoring in Business Administration, she started out writing various works of poetry. It wasn’t until 1999 that Darrien began to take her writing seriously after feeling unfulfilled with her present job at United Parcel Service. She found writing was the perfect setting which to unwind in while entertaining her friends. Her experiences on the college campus was the inspiration for All That and a Bag of Chips, her first novel, published by Strebor Books Int’l in 2001. Since the release of that novel, Darrien's sequel, Been There, Done That released in 2003 made Essence Magazine Bestseller's list. Darrien's third novel, What Goes Around Comes Around which was released in July 2004 has also made Essence Magazine Bestseller's list. Presently she is anticipating the release of part IV of her series and her fourth novel, When Hell Freezes Over in July 2005.
Darrien lives in LaVergne, Tennessee, with her husband of 13 years and their two daughters. In her spare time she loves reading, watching sports and listening to jazz.