Diane Sherlock has written for film and television, four novels, co-authored a non-fiction book on writing voice, and recently finished a trauma memoir. Her short work has appeared in a number of literary journals, including The Rumpus, The Citron Review, MO+TH (Bombshelter), Bird in the Hand: Risk & Flight (Outrider), and elsewhere. She’s been a finalist for the Pushcart and Art Smith Literary Prizes, the Austin Film Festival, and more.
She co-owned and managed a production company for ten years, working in film and television as a producer, production manager, writer, and consultant. A SAG-AFTRA member, she wrote, produced and starred in the short film, The Green Bench, adapted from her flash fiction, taught at writers’ conferences around the country.
She has claimed baggage in Morocco, Kenya, China, Israel, the Caribbean, North and Central America, and Europe.
She was born in La Jolla, California to parents whose ancestry traces back to the mid-1600s. Her father’s roots in Jamaica go back to enslaved West Africans, Portuguese Jews, Scots, English, and Irish. Her mother’s roots trace back to the Massachusetts Colony, France, and French Canada.
She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles and a BA in Theater from UCSD.
Khaleesi and Diane are digital nomads in California.
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