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Writing Songs When You Can’t Read Music

Years ago, like many children, I took piano lessons. Unfortunately, it was with an aunt who was a knuckle rapper if you weren’t positioned correctly. I laboriously learned “Fur Elise” for her recital. It was painstaking work but I did a passable job. Finally, I told...

Singing in the Choir

It’s hard to believe that after all these years I’m still singing in a church choir! I’ve sung with Sweet Adelines, and the church I was in for 22 years had 120 or so in the choir. I didn’t do any solos there as I was too shy. But when I married in 1990 and we moved...

The Easter Musical

Some time ago I mentioned that my friend, Carolyn, who teaches piano, and myself, (who doesn’t read music and plunks out tunes one note at a time) spent 2 years putting together a fabulous Easter musical called Glorious: An Easter Musical. There were two “almost”...

Blogging for fun, or?

Why do we blog? To share some ideas? To advertise something? It’s fun, but unless you have 1,000 followers, is it worth the time spent? I love sharing with my readers and getting feedback, but I wonder who is reading my blog? Is there something they would like me to...

Luminaries

In a portion of my part of town, on Christmas Eve, many of the neighbors get together and place luminaries on their porches, sidewalks, and driveways. Houses are decorated, some spectacularly, and they have tables set up on one street to serve cookies, hot coffee, and...

My Books

About Diana

Diana Wallis Taylor was first published at the age of 12, when she sold a poem to a church newspaper. After receiving her B.A. in Elementary Education at San Diego State University, she was an elementary school teacher for 22 years, attended Bethel Seminary, sold real estate, opened two coffeehouse/used bookstores, and was a conference director for a private Christian college.

She has an extensive portfolio of published works, including nine novels of Biblical Fiction, three Contemporary Fiction novels, a book of poetry, a book on Halloween, an Easter Cantata, and several songs.  

She lives in San Diego, California with her puppy Maya.