Diane Tarantini is a teller of stories and maker of lists. Her MFA in Creative Nonfiction is from Converse College in South Carolina … Her story “Black Lungs” placed 2nd in the WV Fiction Competition and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize … “Killing Her Softly,” a blog post of hers went viral once The Pioneer Woman retweeted it … At Shepherd University’s Appalachian Heritage Master Class in the fall of 2016, Charles Frazier (of Cold Mountain fame), noted on her manuscript: “That was the best reading I’ve heard in years.” … In 2012, her story “The Woman in Red” placed 3rd in Writers Digest’s Annual Competition, inspirational category. … At this year’s “Listen to Your Mother” event in Pittsburgh, she read her essay, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby Love” … Most days you can find her reading, writing, sipping coffee, and snuggling cats in her family’s 100-year-old Sears kit house in Morgantown, Best Virginia. Oh, and posting her “Lessons from a Life Half Lived” at dianetarantini.com.
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