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Read my blog, discover my books and learn a little about me.

Moving on from Grief

As I have written before, my dear husband, Frank, alias “bear” went to be with the Lord at the end of July.  When all the relatives had gone the day after his “Celebration of Life” I was left with a quiet house.  I realized I had never lived alone. I lived with my...

Writing Biblical Fiction

Years ago I never would have believed I would have so many books under my belt. When I started writing Biblical Fiction, starting with “Journey to the Well, the Woman of Samaria,” one of the members of my critique group said, “Diana, you write differently when you...

Critique Groups

What is a critique group and what do they critique? Many new or aspiring writers are wary of the title, as they fear someone is going to tear into their “word child” and find all the things wrong with the story. This has been the experience of some. In the San Diego...

A First Christmas

Usually when we hear those words we think of a couple with a new baby. This year it takes on new meaning, for it’s my first Christmas without my husband. Valerie and I have been watching some of the Hallmark Christmas movies. Some of the stories are very touching and...

Awakening the Writing Muse

The only problem with taking a hiatus from writing, even for a time of loss, is getting started again. The Lord has always put on my heart the next woman of the Bible I was to write about, but with Lydia finished and out in the stores as of October, my mind was blank....

My Books

About Diana

A winner of the “Writer of the Year” award by the San Diego Christian Writer’s Guild, Diana Wallis Taylor has been writing since the age of 12 when she sold her first poem to a church newspaper. She has completed four novels of Biblical Fiction for Revell, two novels of Biblical Fiction with a third in production, and a Halloween book, “Harmless Fun or Risky Business” for Whitaker House.

Her fourth book, Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate, was nominated for ACFW’s Carol Award. She won first place in the San Diego Book Awards for her short story “Phipps and the Jay”; First place in Christian Romance for her book Smoke Before the Wind; First place in Christian Fiction for her e-book, House of the Forest; Second place for Martha, First place for her manuscript for A Distant Mountain (now Shadows on the Mountain); all in Reader’s Favorite Book Review and Award Contest. Her collection of poetry, Wings of the Wind came out in 2006. Her writing contributions appear in various compilation books and magazines. Diana wrote the words and melodies for an Easter cantata called “Glorious” recently completed with her fellow collaborator, Carolyn Prentice, who did the orchestration.

Diana lives with her husband Frank in San Diego, California. Between them they have six grown children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys speaking and sharing her heart with women of all ages.