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Welcome to My Writing World.

I’m glad you found my website. I hope you’ll click on a few tabs and come back again and again. Writing is a solitary life. If you check my Biography, you’ll see that I’ve had more than my share of careers. Those experiences have helped me in my writing. I’ve been able to draw on my understanding of what makes us all tick and how we try to make sense of our lives in the pursuit of love and happiness.

The Rubber Fence

writing worldMy latest bookTHE RUBBER FENCE,  is psychological fiction.

Dr. Joanna Bereza, a psychiatric intern, risks her career when she tries to stop an arrogant psychiatrist from shocking her patients in a hospital system as stuck as the people it treats. Obsessed with her work, she’s also blinded to problems in her own marriage. It doesn’t help that another intern, who looks more like a rock star than an aspiring shrink, finds her appealing.

This novel was inspired by my work on a psychiatric ward in the early 1970s. It was a time when shock treatment was in vogue. (Surprisingly it still is.) Family therapy was in its infancy; feminism was finding its footing; hippies were everywhere and the Vietnam War was on everyone’s mind.

 

 

A Cry From The Deep

My debut novel,  A CRY FROM THE DEEP, is a time-slip romantic adventure/mystery, set in Provence, writing worldManhattan and Ireland.

When Catherine, an underwater photographer, buys an antique Claddagh ring, she begins to have dreams about a woman in a white dress from another time. A woman who looks remarkably like her. Why Catherine is being haunted becomes as compelling as the hunt for Spanish gold off the shores of Ireland, where salvagers have little respect for the rule of law.

Complicating matters is the fact that her ex still loves her and the marine archaeologist on the dive team seems strangely familiar, giving her heart an unexpected workout.

 

The Blue Nightgown

writing worldI’ve also written THE BLUE NIGHTGOWN, a coming-of-age novelette set in the 1950s, a time when ideas about men’s and women’s roles were starting to change and sexuality was coming out in the open.

The story takes place in a rooming house.

Anna, the landlady, finds a blue nightgown in a tenant’s trash and decides to keep it. Little does she know the role it’ll play in awakening her own desires and also those who come in contact with it. Like her own teenage daughter.

Though sexuality was repressed in the 1950s, it was a different story behind closed doors.

I Love Hearing From Readers

I enjoy meeting readers at events, such as writers festivals, book readings or at book clubs. I’ve also used Skype for book club meetings online.

As for my Blog posts, I write about writing, books, family, film, Diana Stevangardening and inspiration.  You can sign up on the right to subscribe ( or at the bottom of this post on mobiles).

As for what I’m working on or sales, sign up for Diana’s Book News (please see sidebar or at end of this post if you’re viewing on mobile). You’ll  get the first chapter of  ALONG CAME A GARDENER FREE.  This is my first non-fiction book and a work-in-progress. This means that I haven’t sent it to an editor yet, so any comments are appreciated.

My hope is that ALONG CAME A GARDENER will be an inspirational book. One that will combine what I’ve learned during my career as a family therapist with my love of gardeningI’ll also send you the next chapters free as I write them. 

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EMAIL me at: dianastevan(at)gmail.com with your questions or requests for book club bookings.  I look forward to these connections.

Happy Reading.

 

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9 thoughts on “HOME

  1. Carol. Dennison

    Would you be interested in visiting our bookclub of 13 members in Campbell River?
    We have been together for four years, we call ourselves page one.

    1. Diana Stevan Post author

      Hi Carol,

      Absolutely. I’m looking forward to it. I had mentioned to you when we met that I could send some questions beforehand to stimulate discussion. Or we could just wait until the meeting and see what comes up. I can also be prepared with some ideas then and we can be spontaneous. What do you think?

      cheers,
      Diana

  2. Isabella

    DIANA, what aren’t you! actress, writer and so many. Great skills guy you have. This is my first time I have read out from you “The Blue Nightgown” amazing! I will back again and again.

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