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a bit about me:

I was born in Hannibal, Missouri,  failing, unfortunately, to inherit any of Mark Twain's writing ability. I grew up on a farm in a family who loved to tell stories and read whenever they could find a spare minute. Forty plus years ago I married Dean Diehl and we have two adult sons. We raised our boys in the West, first in Wyoming and then Nevada. My desire to write lay dormant until I wrote an anecdote about baby son #1 and sent it to Readers Digest. Three years later they printed it, tracked me down through three moves and paid me enough to cover a week's grocery bill. I was hooked! Since then I have written articles published in magazines ranging from "Catholic Digest" to "True West."


However, THE WOMEN WHO KNEW HIM is the first book I've written and also my first experience with publishing on demand which has given me great appreciation for the nuts and bolts of printing a book. The majority of the proceeds from THE WOMEN WHO KNEW HIM will be given to mission organizations such as Samaritan's Purse and Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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