I am super stoked to announce the name of my first guest, the amazing Diane Gallagher. If you live in Victoria BC you might know her best as a high school teacher-librarian or you might be aware of her role as an activist for trans rights in schools and as a voice for LGBTQ youth. If you knew Diane in these roles, you might not be aware of is that she is also an accomplished author (you can find her work on Amazon or go ahead and pick up a copy of her latest novel).
Diane will join me in my cozy basement studio on April 12th to record an episode of Books and More with Lenore. We will talk about her new novel, her travels, and the writing life. In the meantime, if you have any questions for Diane, please send them to me. I will do my best to incorporate them into the conversation. You can message me via Books and More with Lenore Facebook page or send an email to lenore at lenorekennedy.com.
Diane generously donated a signed copy of the Bastard of Saint Genevra to give away! Everyone who signs up for the Books and More with Lenore mailing list will have the opportunity to win it. Remember: e-news is the best way to stay in touch because everyone who subscribes gets the episodes first BEFORE they are listed on iTunes.
Learn more about Diane and her new book by visiting her website and check out her author bio below:
Diane Gallagher is a freelance writer, novelist, essayist and poet, editor, social justice activist and retired teacher-librarian. Her first novel, Greenwich List, was published by Asteroid Publishing. Her second novel, The Bastard of Saint Genevra, has just been released by Island2Island Press, and her novella, The Rose: A Hirsute Horror will also be published by Island2Island press later this year. In October 2016, she released Mancia di Sanu: A Canadian Expat’s Take on Sicilian Life and Cuisine. Diane has had numerous poems, articles, and essays published online and in print. She writes two blogs: http://dianegallagherwritings.com and http://mysicilianhome.wordpress.com. She is currently working on the first book in a young adult fantasy trilogy set in the Cowichan Valley. Apart from writing, Diane’s other passion is working as an activist for social change. She spent a decade working with LGBTQ youth and was instrumental in writing the anti-homophobia and transphobia policy in her school district. Diane now volunteers by helping to run a fair-trade store in her small town. She passionately believes that helping people develop their own economic security is the best way to make long-lasting changes. Diane has travelled extensively, including extended periods in Italy and Japan. She currently divides her time between Sicily and Vancouver Island. Diane publishes under both Diane Gallagher and Diane Cacciato.