My little inspirations.

The Writer's Life


Diana grew up hearing her Austrian grandfather tell tales of the magical City of Vienna, with its white stallions and the golden-wheeled carriage of its last Emperor. She dreamed of far away places. Too young to travel, she made up worlds of her own.

When Diana was nine, she went to Thomas School for Girls. Thomas was a dreamerís paradise, with Shakespeare plays, English Renaissance dancing, music, art and magic. Dianaís writing blossomed. At the public high school, she won awards for writing, sang, and played the viola every chance she got. At the University of Michigan, she studied the history of empire and dove into creative writing classes. Michigan was blessed with nationally-known poets, including Robert Bly, Donald Hall and Robert Hayden. Bly told her to amp the emotion. Hall convinced her good writing is NOT adjectival. Hayden praised her imagery. She won an Avery Hopwood Award for short story.

Supporting herself as a business writer in New York City, Diana traveled to Europe and the Middle East. Today, she lives in a lively, literary section of Massachusetts with her husband and three cats.


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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.