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Diane Sherlock is the author of four novels, Dead Weight, Willful Ignorance, Growing Chocolate, the upcoming Wrestling Alligators as well as a book on writing, Write To Be Heard (Lighthouse) which will be published later this year. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Citron Review, scissors and spackle, Mo+th (Bombshelter), Present Tense, and Bird in the Hand: Risk & Flight (Outrider). She co-founded AnnotationNation.com and has a blog on writing. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles in 2009. She was a 2011 nominee for the Pushcart Prize and a finalist for the Artsmith Literary Prize. Her flash fiction piece, The Green Bench, has been used to teach in a workshop at the 2012 Wesleyan Writers Conference.
She previously co-owned and managed a production services firm. In addition, she worked as a freelance writer for several production companies and served as producer and production manager for film and TV. Born in La Jolla, California, she currently lives in Los Angeles and is an honorary Masai after a 2011 trip to the Masai Mara.