About Me

I've been reading as long as I can remember. Probably didn't exit the womb with book in hand, but I'm sure I was gnawing on a Little Golden Book long before my first birthday. I started writing as a teenager, but discarded most of my early efforts because frankly, my dear, they sucked.

I thought words were supposed to drip from my pen like golden, perfectly shaped pearls. Then I discovered rewriting.

I've been writing (and rewriting) ever since.  I'm currently unpublished in novel-length, but am represented by the fabulous Alison J. Picard.

In addition to super-sexy women's fiction, my writing credits include:
  • Rose City Sisters Flash Fiction
  • Boob Stories anthology
  • LARA Confidential newsletter
  • Short Shorts, a short story/poetry anthology,
  • four years as columnist in The Working Title, a monthly literary publication,
  • six years as editor/contributor to Hoofbeats, a monthly equine newsletter,
  • occasional op-ed pieces in the Los Angeles Times, and
  • several first place finishes in local writing contests.

    Oh, I also have a story in this anthology:

    Five Minute Love Stories
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my teenage years were split between small-town Pennsylvania, and Southern California.  I now live in Los Angeles with numerous UFO's (UnFinished craft & writing Objects), multiple stacks of dead tree books, two Kindles, and my beloved fat cat, Metaphor (aka Stinky).

I'm a current member of RWA, LARA, SheWritesSoCal Lady Bloggers, Generation Fabulous, Midlife Boulevard, and WriterUnboxed, and am past president of the Glendale-based Alameda Writers Group (AWG.)  I also moderate an  invitation-only fiction critique group.

Contact me at bevdiehl (at) gmail (dot) com, @writerbeverly, FaceBook,
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