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Over 90 days ago
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Yes, Diana Shallard is a pen name. I like to keep my privacy in many cases, but obviously sharing writing is an exception to that. A lady doesn't share her age, but suffice it to say I'm a member of the "Gen X" crowd. I dabbled in fiction and poetry in my youth and have recently come back to the calling. It had been too long. It's nice to find similar-minded people on this site.
My goal is and always has been to write - and publish - Young Adult fiction that can cross over to mother-daughter book clubs, but who knows where this journey will take me...

Good music, good movies, good books. Not always in that order.
Also I'm a huge follower of current events, including news and politics.
I love to travel, even when the getaway is just a small step out of my comfort zone.

Favorite Books
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee. The Help - Kathryn Stockett. Those Who Save Us - Jenna Blum. Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume. The Constant Princess - Phillipa Gregory. Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert. The Pearl - John Steinbeck. The House of Stairs - William Sleator. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton. Loving Frank - Nancy Horan. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho.

Favorite Movies
"The Shawshank Redemption"
"The Sound of Music"
"When Harry Met Sally"
"Gone Baby Gone"
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Beer Goggles

A poem from the past reminds me that being a single 20-something sure was fun. (And not-so-fun.)

Yes, it sucks to sleep alone.Wouldn't we all like a warm body beside us?To cuddle, to kissthe affection we missCould I give it to youtonight?Oh, how I want toand if drunk I just might.But during this episode of sobrietyI'll pass.Next time you ask(if you a...


Resurrected from the archives of my youth.

It's an endless circle.A cycle that has a futile end right from the beginning.To act otherwise than who you aremakes the reaction the same then both parties leavewondering where the truth liesbut it doesn't.