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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
St. Charles, MO
Dianna is a former corporate training designer, teacher, and full-time manuscript editor for a traditional publishing house. She has taught both graduate and undergraduate writing students at several area colleges and universities, and her publishing portfolio includes over 160 writing credits, 22 awards, and coauthorship of four regional histories. Dianna is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (Summa cum laude) and earned an MFA from Lindenwood University, where she also taught in the program. Dianna is the founder, writer, editor, and designer at 2 Rivers Communications & Design, whose clients include Dale Carnegie & Associates, The Benfield Group, Blank Slate Press, Lohman Hills Creative, and many others. She has presented programs for libraries, schools, historical societies, small business groups, writing conferences, the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Missouri State Archives/Office of the Secretary of State, and the 17th National Conference of the American Copy Editors Society. Dianna is also a partner at Treehouse Publishing Group in St. Louis, which offers a wide array of author services.
Originally from the flatlands of central Illinois, Justin Hamm now lives near Mark Twain territory in Missouri. He is the founding editor of the museum of americana and the author of a full-length collection, Lessons in Ruin (Aldrich Press, forthcoming), and two chapbooks Illinois, My Apologies (RockSaw Press, 2011) and The Everyday Parade/Alone With Turntable, Old Records (Crisis Chronicles, 2013). Recent work has also been selected for the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Prize from the St. Louis Poetry Center.