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A Garnet Cross

Years ago, on my 30th birthday, my grandmother presented me with a beautiful old cross made up of Bohemian garnets. Garnet is my birthstone. It was 150 years old according to the date on the back of the cross. I kept it in a safety deposit box as one jeweler told me...

A Tall Tale

Tomorrow I fly out to Asheville, North Carolina to attend another Road Scholar seminar. The topic is: The Women of Appalachia; Traditions, Stories, and Song. We will study the history of women in Appalachia, from the Cherokee to the early Scottish settlers. Centuries...

Coffee Time, Friends, and Family

This morning I met two friends, Liz and Mary Lou, for coffee at a nearby coffee shop and we were able to sit and talk for over an hour over lattés. It occurred to me that at this time of my life it is so important to spend time with friends. I went to visit an old...

A Lonely Bird

My husband loved birds. As a boy he raised a young red-tailed hawk as a pet. Its name was Beaky. Frank then graduated to pigeons and raised them at different times of his life. When we married and moved to Northern California he acquired a starting flock and then...

Ancestry Surprises

A few months ago, I sent a sample off to Ancestry.com to see what story my DNA would tell. It came back 56% Great Britain, 29% Scandinavian, 1% miscellaneous, 6% Eastern Europe, and 7% Western Europe. I could explain the Eastern Europe, as my grandmother was from...

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.