Since childhood, Diana has been fascinated with the written word. As an only child of working parents, she spent lots of time alone, which she filled with reading a great deal of books and filling the pages of many journals. That's how she liked to keep busy. She always expressed herself better on the page. Today, Diana is a poet, memoirist and essayist and teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. She frequently writes and lectures on the healing powers journaling and poetry.
Her award-winning poetry, essays and memoirs have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. She has two poetry collections, Dear Anais: My Life in Poems for You (Plain View Press, 2008, winner of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Award For Poetry, and My Muse Undresses Me (Pudding House, 2007) Her memoir, Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal won the 2009 Mom's Choice Award for Adult Nonfiction and the 2008 Indie Excellence Award for Memoir.
She is currently working on her third collection of poetry. She has two forthcoming nonfiction books forthcoming, Writers and Their Notebooks (University of South Carolina Press, 2010) and Your High Risk Pregnancy: A Practical and Supportive Guide (Hunter House Publishers, 2009). This book is a newly updated version of a book originally published in the mid 1980s.
For more information, please visit her website: http://www.dianaraab.com and blog www.dianaraab.wordpress.com.
The Guilt Gene -- Plain View Press, 2009
Your High Risk Pregnancy: A Practical and Supportive Guide -- Hunter House Publishers, 2009
Writers and Their Notebooks (anthology) -- University of South Carolina Press, 2010
Healing With Words: An Author's Breast Cancer Story -- Loving Healing Press, 2010
Hunter House Publishers, Beaufort Books, The University of South Carolina Press
Writing, reading, hiking, cooking, yoga, spirituality,
Journaling, Writing for Healing, American Foundation For Suicide Prevention,
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