Radio Show: Dropping In
Diane Dewey, host of the Dropping In radio show, addresses the subject of identity with authors, entertainers and musicians. These interviews take on a ton of different points of view.
We learn about ourselves by hearing other people's stories. What have they learned about creating an identity that matters, that seems meaningful or even original? How can we take what we hear all around us and think for ourselves. Finding our voices means discovering our power.
Empowering others to tell their stories and find their truth.
LISTEN on www.voiceamerica.com/Dropping-in
Fridays 8AM PT - 11AM ET - 5PM CET
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Diane Dewey travels the country sharing her compelling story of truth and lies, as found in her latest book "Fixing the Fates". Her remarkable true story of family secrets and the ensuing turmoil that affects a family when lies are unraveled. Diane's live storytelling is captivating, vivid and honest. Your audience will be both mesmerized and impacted by the unfolding truth.
"For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn’t any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we’ve got in all this darkness."
Fixing the Fates
Published by She Writes Press on June 4, 2019
Gulf Coast author Diane Dewey writes a memoir of family secrets, lies, love, and redemption. Adopted in America from a German orphanage, she met her Swiss biological father at age forty-seven after he searched for her. The impact of uncovering these roots was Diane's quest to find her German biological mother and learn her story. These discoveries reverberated throughout her life in myriad unexpected ways.
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About The Team
Diane Dewey is the author of the 2019 award winning memoir, Fixing the Fates, published by She Writes Press. She’s contributed non-fiction articles about living as an adoptee and questioning one’s identity in over twenty on-line journals and radio shows. Her educational background includes a BA at Villanova University, a certificate from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, and an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University that Diane has applied to counseling adopted children and to her writing. She’s worked for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY, The National Academy, a private art gallery, and founded her own art appraisal dynasty business. Throughout, Diane attended non-fiction writing courses at New York University School of Continuing Studies and has participated writing workshops in the U.S. (including Eckerd College Writers in Paradise) and abroad (The Art of Writing, LaPoterie, Spannocchia) as well as being a panelist (Millbrook Literary Festival and others.)
“I have participated with Diane in several formal writers’ workshops and as part of a small group of amateur writers who meet once or twice a month. In every case, Diane’s comments on the work she reads are unfailingly insightful. Whether she’s reading simple stories written by a grandmother for her little ones or a full-length workshop manuscript, Diane has a gift for getting to the heart of what will make the work sing. She is quite remarkable at this. She has stunned me more than once with her perceptive and discerning, perfectly on-point, and always kind commentary.”
Vicki McCash Brennan
journalist, educator and memoirist
“Diane has been instrumental in my growth as a writer. When we first met I wrote in long winded sentences with no punctuation. With her caring and gentle feedback I have developed a sense of flow and structure in the way I tell a story. That is a priceless gift to a budding writer!”
Vicki McCash Brennan has been a newspaper and magazine editor for 25 years. As a reporter and writer in South Florida, she edited a gigantic large regional parenting magazine and was an assistant business editor for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. In 2008, she jumped into transitioned to teaching high school journalism. Turning to hobbyist freelance editing and writing, she continues to work for the Journalism Education Association as a mentor to high school journalism advisers. Vicki has written national journalism curriculum and contributed to the editing section of a major journalism publication textbook. With a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, her education knowledge of Associated Press style is both broad and deep, but she is also a prodigy at comfortable working in MLA and APA style.
Susanne Morrell is a writer and editor of 30 years' experience who has lent her skills to conservation, sustainable development, financial inclusion, oil and gas, professional services and the pharmaceutical industry, etc etc etc amongst others. British by birth, but with a marriage and career that has seen her live and raise a family on multiple three continents, she is a vivacious voracious reader and a keen observer of people and language.
After 25 years as a corporate strategist and consultant, April Eberhardt joined the literary world as head reader for Zoetrope: All-Story, a literary magazine, followed by five years as an agent with two San Francisco-based literary agencies. She holds an MBA from Boston University in Marketing and Finance, a BA from Hamilton (Kirkland) College in Anthropology and French, and a CPLF degree from the University of Paris. She represents clients worldwide, and divides her time between San Francisco, New York and Paris.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.