Diane Ramirez has publishing credits in local newspapers, magazines, and on-line ezines. She enjoys writing about issues that speak to the heart in a witty, candid, and inspirational style. She enjoys writing for her two blogs: “Spiritual Reflections,” her musing on faith issues, and “Not Losing Heart,” her blog for families with loved ones living with mental illness.
Diane enjoys writing children’s picture books. Her inspiration and creativity for writing children's books began at the birth of her first grandson, eleven years ago. She now has five grandchildren who provide her with character studies, sayings, and fun story ideas. Diane has written and polished two manuscripts and has two more in process.
In 1990, Diane self-published a Bible study on sexual purity for teens, along with a Bible study for those who needed to understand God's forgiveness. She also designed and presented a weekend workshop for Christian teens on the topic of purity and gave similar presentations to local area junior high schools when she directed a pregnancy support center.
Over the last 20 years, Diane has spoken at Christian women's gatherings and retreats, and facilitated workshops.
Diane is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and Children’s Book Insider Clubhouse (CBI). She is a part of the Word DIVAS, her writing group of “Dedicated & Incredibly Vivacious Authors.” Diane also attends SLO Night Writers, a local group of authors who meet once a month. She lives on California's Central Coast with her husband, to whom she has been married for 35 years.
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Words Fail Me, What to Write to the Grieving
By Diane Ramirez
Published: January 18, 2012.
Ever felt at a loss for words, especially when it comes to writing a sympathy card?
You are not alone. Many of us struggle to write the right words to those who are grieving. This guide will give you some questions and thoughts to aid you in writing the right words, especially in when someone has lost a child or friends have lost a loved one to suicide.
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