Diane Penney

Word Ninja

I am the winner of the 2016 REAL SIMPLE magazine Life Lessons essay contest. I wrote about the life-changing decision I made after my son's paralysis. I have also been published in Victoria magazine, Organic Style, and a living history museum's newsletter. I have an affection for the English language. My great-grandfather was a sea captain and storyteller, my grandfather was a printer, and my father was an award winning songwriter and antiquarian bookseller. Ink runs through my veins. In grade school I asked for extra homework; give me a prompt and I will write. I have a Masters in Education and a Bachelors in Communications. With my love for stories I have always found it heartbreaking that not everyone can just curl up with a good book. Professionally, I help unlock the world of words for children with dyslexia and other learning challenges. I also have a passion for, and deep knowledge of, Catholicism, which is the owner's manual to the human heart. Yep, hiding in plain sight all along.
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Victoria: Giving Thanks Magazine (November, 1996) Single Issue Magazine – November 1, 1996
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Victoria: Giving Thanks Magazine (November, 1996) Single Issue Magazine – November 1, 1996
November, 1 1996
How I Made My Best Friend During the Worst Tragedy of My Life
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How I Made My Best Friend During the Worst Tragedy of My Life
January, 1 1970
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The Architecture of Belle Meade
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The Architecture of Belle Meade
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