Diana Stout, MFA, Ph.D. is a screenwriter, author, who enjoys teaching others about writing. Her students have said, “She smiles when she talks about writing.”

An award-winning writer in multiple genres, she published magazine articles, short stories, poetry, served both as a newspaper and magazine columnist, had two short plays produced in New York, optioned a screenplay, and published three romance novels.

Her writing career officially began with a weekly newspaper column, “Only for the Brave,” that ran for five years, where she wrote about motherhood, marriage, and life in general through the Marshall Evening Chronicle. From there, she turned to magazines, and then romance novels.

Soon, she was writing screenplays, and working with half a dozen different producers who loved her writing and wanted to see everything and anything she wrote.

A major life change brought her creative writing to a grinding halt. Having to work full-time and wanting to earn a living related to her writing passion, she returned to school while working full-time.  Once she began her master’s degree, she began earning a living–living one of her dreams–teaching others how to become better writers.

She has taught classes both online and in-seat at Bainbridge Community College, Kellogg Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Western Michigan University, and Davenport University where she was an Associate Department Chair and Associate Professor.

She returned to her creative writing roots and celebrated it with the publication of  Grendel’s Mother, a fantasy novel, published in 2016.

Along the way, she discovered she has various intuitive abilities. She believes everyone has these abilities provided they listen and strengthen those abilities. She shares her discovery and her experiences blog, Into the Core: One Woman’s Mystic Journeyinviting other to develop their abilities, too.

Currently, she is at work querying producers for finished screenplays, writing her Laurel Ridge novella series, and plotting out a historical based on a true story.

In her spare time, she enjoys puzzles, watching movies, and helping other writers reach their goals.