Diane Schochet graduated from UCLA, majored in Theater Arts, has a real estate broker’s license, taught school (4th grade, community college literature, English as a Second Language), directed, produced and acted in Community Theater productions, was a creative dramatics consultant for school districts, museums, and community theaters, took writing classes all over Southern California, including advanced novel workshops through the UCLA novel writing program, wrote two plays produced by a professional children’s theater group. Her non-fiction profiles include: weddings, chili cook offs, old hockey players, elephant keepers, and other kooky stuff have been published in periodicals such as Career, Porthole, Active Times and 4H.
COG STONE DREAMS, my novel, is about Dessa who doesn’t always have ordinary flying backwards, tsunami and upside down coyote dreams, and smugglers, wise grandmothers, royal family members pretending to be commoners, rich people who live the high life, poor people who catch malaria, and the Westbruk Estuarial Wetlands. COG STONE DREAMS will soon be published by Red Phoenix Books.
Cog Stone Dreams
by Diane Schochet
Cog Stone Dreams is a whimsical look at 9,000 years of history of the a wetlands area of Southern California, its original inhabitants, Spanish explorers, the gun club that almost ruined it, and contemporary issues. Set in fictional Westbruk, Dessa, an advice columnist of 'Dessa Dreams' really does dream -- magically real, historical and predictive forecasts about the Westbruk wetlands.