Diane Burke will join us this month or present Gems From the Treasure Chest, words of wisdom from herself and other successfully published authors. She'll share tidbits of information on plotting, characterization, and other topics she has picked up from her own experience as well as a variety of authors with whom she has formed bonds.
Diane is a multi-published author who has won several awards such as first place in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She was one of three finalists in the prestigious ACFW Carol Award (previously book of the year).
Diane lives in Florida nestled between the excitement of the theme parks and Daytona raceway and the quiet historical streets of St. Augustine. When she isn’t struggling with never-ending writer’s block and procrastination, she spends her time, preferably on windy or cold days, at the beach when few people are nearby and she can just sit and appreciate the peaceful beauty of nature.
She loves to read, is learning to crochet, has dabbled in painting with watercolors, and hopes to someday travel the country teaching classes, meeting people, and helping them make their dreams come true.
ACRA meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. Phone (904)-996-0325. Bring your lunch and socialize from 12:30 - 1 pm, followed by a workshop.