Dyan D. Quinn is one of the children of a Canadian(Nova Scotia) father of Irish background and an American mother of Swiss heritage, both second generation North Americans. Quinn’s father, an engineer and mother a vocalist, teacher and actress settled in upstate New York. Graduating from Queen’s University in Canada, the State University of New York College of Medicine and an interning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, Quinn subsequently spent two years in the U.S. Army.
On returning ‘stateside’, the author trained for three years as an eye surgeon with a special interest in retina-vitreous diseases and ocular pathology at Ohio State University under the tutelage of a superb faculty including William Havener and Torrance Makely. Entering the eye surgery field at a time when retina, laser and vitrectomy surgery were in their infancy, Quinn brought those skills back to northern New York and used them to tend patients, teach medical students, and ophthalmology residents.
Instrumental in creating an eye pathology laboratory at the College of Medicine, the author wrote medical articles and a textbook on eye diseases. A local research foundation was created bringing area ophthalmologists into national studies and treatment trials for ocular diseases.
The Quinns raised two girls, a high school special education teacher and a marketing expert. The latter is mother of two granddaughters, one in a medical field, the other in college.
The author’s life-long interest in writing and photography started in earnest while serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Bremerhaven, Germany at the end of World War II. Later, this writing urge shifted from detailed, statistically oriented medical literature to fiction based on personal experiences or events. You will find the stories lean toward happy endings and are woven around characters striving to improve their lives.
Where to buy in print
Cradled by the Waves - A Collection of Short Stories
by Dyan Quinn
If you feel sympathy, friendship, even brother- or sisterhood when reading these stories, that says something good about you. If it makes you consider some of the issues deeply, then Quinn did what he aimed to achieve. The stories are at ground level. The characters are relatable. You will laugh with them, cry with them, and be proud with them.
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