is a storyweaver, a keeper of treasured tales, a
collector of phrases, and a griot. As a griot,
she shares stories from books, history, myths,
legends, and folktales. Many of her stories are
original. Diane has traveled around the world
collecting stories. She has traveled to Africa,
Germany, Hawaii, and throughout the United
States to tell stories. She has also traveled to
such far away places as Switzerland, Belgium,
France, England, and Canada.
She has studied storytelling throughout the
United States and once received a scholarship
from the National Storytelling Association to
further her learning of the art of storytelling
through that organization. Diane's poetry has
been published in a poetry book entitled Seasons
To Come. Her name and biography appears in a
book entitled, Storytellers - A
Biographical Sketch of 120 English Speaking
Tellers From Around the World. Her story, The
Gift, was published in Today in Mississippi.
Diane was a finalist in the National Storyteller
Awards contest and placed 2nd runner up in
September 1999 in a performance of her story,
Annie Mae Jumps the Broom.
She recently worked on the Sheherazade - 1001
Arabian Nights, a collaboration with the
Mississippi Symphony and Mississippi Ballet.
will be happy to sign a personalized message
with any of the following works, should you