Screenwriter, author, and former English professor, Diana Stout, MFA, Ph.D. writes full-time and enjoys helping others become better writers. People say, "She smiles when she talks about writing." She's placed and won awards in multiple genres having written romance, fiction, nonfiction, newspaper and magazine columns, plays, poetry, and screenplays, and has written for both adults and children.
She cut her romance-reading teeth on Forever Amber and Gone With the Wind. Her favorite romances are the classic, timeless tales of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders, North and South, and Return of the Native.
Diana is most proud of her ambitious literary, epic fantasy, Grendel's Mother, that became a ten-year project from start to finish. It is slated to be a presentation topic at the 2018 International Congress on Medieval Studies, sponsored and located at Michigan Western University.
Currently, she is working on a seven-part novella series, several screenwriting projects, a writing how-to series, and a historical drama based on a true event that took place in the 1880s.