Diane Strong


Diane Strong lives in Kentucky with her husband and their two children. She received a liberal arts degree at Itasca Community College, a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Equine Studies from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana and a Master’s degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Kentucky.
She writes a small column for the Georgetown News Graphic and homeschools her children. In her spare time she competes in road races, triathlons and adventure races. She is the founder of the Georgetown Run Club and Intellectual Society. She loves what she does.

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Merrry Christmas Mr. Saunders
Price: Free! Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Megan Sweeny is a strong woman raising a teenage daughter alone. When she decides to try out a new road for her run on Christmas Eve, she loses her car keys and is unable to return home to her daughter. In an attempt to find a phone, Megan knocks on the door of a sad little trailer house. An elderly man greets her and welcomes her inside to use the phone...
Reservoir Run
Price: Free! Words: 10,030. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Alison lays unconscious in a hospital bed after a long-distance training run leaves her half-dead at the bottom of a deep ravine. While Rick is a faithful husband, Alison gave him many reasons to attempt to kill her. The question of who tried to kill Alison hangs in the air while Rick waits impatiently for her to awake and assure him he’s innocent.
Running Shorts (The Running Suspense Collection)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,900. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Now, for the first time ever, The Running Suspense Series of short stories are together in a complete collection. Each a stand-alone story, all featuring a runner as the main character, The Running Suspense collection will engross and move you. This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters.
The Rescue (The Running Suspense Series #4)
Price: Free! Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
(10,000 words) Luke is a single widower with a pet cat. He is just shy of retirement and about to take the ride of a lifetime on a train headed west. He is prepared for two weeks of adventure. When a pause to take leak during a run turns into more than a quick stop, his plans change dramatically. Luke quickly discovers he doesn’t have to venture far from home for the adventure of a lifetime.
The Other Way (The Running Suspense Collection)
Price: Free! Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
(Approx. 34 pages/10,000 words) Isaac Fisher was not born a runner, he was born Amish. After getting a girl pregnant while exploring rumspringa at sixteen, he left the Amish community and ventured to the new world to become the girl’s husband. Now, four years and two children later, Isaac can’t help but sneak back home on his long runs for a feel of his past life and the taste of an old lover.
Falcon Point (The Running Suspense Collection)
Price: Free! Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » African American fiction » Erotica
(5.00 from 1 review)
(approx. 34 pages/ 10,000 word short story) Claire is 17 and spending the summer with her rich mother and step-father in Falcon Point. She has her eye on a boy, this could be the summer he finally notices her. But someone has his eye on her too. A perfect summer becomes an unforgettable one. You may never want to run alone again.
The Run (The Running Suspense Collection #1)
Price: Free! Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Run: (Approx. 34 pages/10,000 word short) Cora is a runner and mother of two whose husband is working out of town on business. Always a protective mother, Cora has never left her children alone. That is until a well-intentioned friend encourages her to. This is a story that will leave you questioning your parenting skills and wanting to read more great running adventures by Diane Strong.
Newspaper Bundle
Price: Free! Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a series of columns written for the Georgetown News Graphic in 2011-2012. The author writes about her experiences while running and biking in the remote area of Scott County in Kentucky. The situations are always comical and often unbelievable.
Out and Back
Price: Free! Words: 63,870. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(5.00 from 1 review)
Amber runs every morning, bakes home cooked meals, and keeps a spotless house. She homeschools her children, grows an organic garden and milks her own goats. But Amber Stonewall is not perfect. She is a mother who fails, a wife who is unable to show affection, a daughter who is absent and a sister who knows it all. When her mom dies, it all slaps her in the face.

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  • The Ghost of Mahogany Lane on Aug. 02, 2012

    Very cute story. Nice twist. The writing was a little iffy but it reads smoothly and held my attention the whole time. I enjoyed this story and am glad I took the time to read it.
  • From Man to Man on Nov. 09, 2012

    I was asked to read Man to Man in exchange for a review of one of my own short stories. When you offer to do this, you end up reading things that are not your typical read. I will say that D.E.M. Emrys is an excellent writer. He set up the story with rich characters that pulled you into the tale. There was a sense of mystery that made you want to read more. He painted a world that was both satisfying and colorful. I was let down by the ending. I felt like I should have learned more about the character and his mysterious past. Either way, it was a nice read and not at all a waste of time.