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 Go...to 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


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


  • August 17 2019 - "The Evolution of Modern Romance"  - Missouri RWA Chapter

  • September 2019 - Afternoon Tea class - Historical Romance Retreat - Riverside, CA

  • March 14 2020 - Make Goodreads Work for You - West Houston RWA Chapter

  • March 17 2020 - Make Goodreads Work for You - Houston Bay RWA Chapter

  • March 21 2020 - Evolution of Modern Romance - North Texas RWA Chapter

  • July 29-August 2020 - RWA National Conference - San Francisco, CA

© 2017 by Diane K. Peterson