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Diane is an enthusiastic and entertaining teacher and presenter. She currently teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Missouri - Columbia, a program for older adults. Classes she has taught:

  • Film Interpretations of Jane Eyre

  • The Wonderful World of Tea

  • From Bodice Rippers to Bondage: An Irreverent Look at Romance Novels

  • The Expansive World of Jane Austen

  • Master Plots and Character Archetypes

  • New Ways to Read: Print and Digital

  • Boldly the Library

  • Rev Up Your Reading with Goodreads

  • The Fun Side of Folklore

  • Historical Romance in a Modern World

  • Children's Literature for Older Adults

  • The Amazing Instant Pot

  • Evolution of Romance

  • Diversity in Romance Literature

  • The New Vivian Award

  • Bridgerton and the Regency Era


Diane has also made presentations for local libraries and

other groups, including:

  • Steeped in Tea

  • What's so Hot about Romance Novels?

  • Negotiating Goodreads

  • Become a Goodreads Power User

  • Make Goodreads Work for You

  • Afternoon Tea


Diane is available to speak at libraries, writers' groups, etc. Please use the contact form to request further information.


Upcoming Workshops & Presentations


  • June 19, 2021 - The Vivian Award - MORWA, on-line

  • June 24, 2021 - Make Goodreads Work for You - St. Louis Sisters in Crime, online

  • July 14-17, 2021 - RWA Writers Retreat - Nashville, TN

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