Diana Holdsworth

Diana has written short stories, memoir, novellas, and romance novels that were translated into French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

Her short story, No Tongue Can Tell, was Shortlisted in the Writers' Village Best Writing Award Autumn 2012, a contest held in Britain. You can read the story by clicking on the Writers' Village link, above.
John Yeoman, director of Writers' Village, described No Tongue Can Tell, as "A highly engaging pastiche of the 19th century horror genre. It has something in it, gloriously, of the idiom of Mary Shelley."

Her memoir, Drinking Tea with My Omi, was published in the Badlands Literary Journal, in 2011, page 146.

Her draft novella, The Golden Tooth, won Honourable Mention in the 33rd Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest, 2010. Judges said of The Golden Tooth: "Diana's voice really captured the era and character" of Hitler's Austria.

While studying for her BA in History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, she won a Hopwood Award for Undergraduate Short Story.

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Selected Works

fiction
is a new Anthology that includes Diana's story, A Girl's Best Friend. Check out this e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IBook. "The voices in these stories are as strong and unique as the individuals who created them. They cover a range of genres, but all of them use a diamond necklace and a dead woman as the fulcrum." -- Devon Ellington, author
On an archaeological dig in Jerusalem, a headstrong American woman must learn to work with the willful Israeli leader of the operation to find the treasure she seeks.
A leading actor tries to save the life of his father, trapped behind the iron curtain, but to do so, must risk the life of the woman he loves.
Nonfiction
Celebrating the role of native American women, their influence as members of a culture centered in nature.