Maxine Kendall: You are one of the main reasons I love FS. I didn't care for free-verse until I read your work. I didn't know it could be so beautiful - you make it look effortless. Congratulations, my friend.
July 10, 2011 at 10:10PM
tamarap2: WOW How exciting for you! A big congratulations! Job well done.
July 11, 2011 at 12:51AM
Kathryn Varuzza: Congratulations Diane, I hope you are doing your Happy Dance! :)
July 11, 2011 at 12:59AM
rama devi: Congratulations and kudos to you dear friend! Bravo! ;-))
July 11, 2011 at 5:04AM
Lady & Louis: Great big hugs from Himself and me, dear Diane! Waaaayyy overdue recognition, this!
To the skillful and passionate poet the laurel wreath descends. Congratulations on being named the FS July poet laureate.
August 7, 2011 at 1:53PM
juliaSjames: I was offline so much in July that I missed the news. So happy for you, my friend. This accolade is well deserved. Sending you a virtual bouquet of golden smiles and silver moonbeams. Virtual flowers can't cut it on this occasion!
September 28, 2011 at 9:37PM
haikufan: Congratuations on you being the July recognized winner.
bard owl: I just returned to the site and saw you have achieved Recognised Writer status. CONGRATULATIONS! Your works are truly wonders and always enchanting. Blessings to a gifted poet! Linda
January 23, 2012 at 8:57AM
missy98writer: Diane where are you? I'm missing your free verse sketches. Love ya.
February 4, 2012 at 9:40PM
kiwigirl2821: I don't know how I missed this Diane but I can't imagine anyone more deserving. xoxo deborah
July 31, 2012 at 6:19PM
Adri7enne: Where was I when this was awarded you? Sorry to be so late, but you know how I feel about you and your poetry, words. You're in a class apart. Well deserved accolades, dear poet. Congratulations.
Actually, I came to your site to congratulte you on doing so well with the Poem of the Month contest this month. Congrats on that as well. Voted for you, of course.
Hurry back. I miss you.
August 30, 2012 at 1:08PM
jlsavell: Congratulations on this award, and also placing second in POM!!!!! JLS
August 30, 2012 at 1:34PM
Eigle Rull: Congratulations young lady. Very good job in my opinion. Always with respect,
April 10, 2013 at 6:35PM
jmcasteel: Congrats on your reward for recognized writer!!!!! Very much deserved.
November 13, 2013 at 11:13AM
Adri7enne: Congrats on placing for poem of the month, words. You did well, girl.
December 4, 2013 at 8:44AM
nancyjam: Congratulations, Diane on placing for Poem of the Month. Well deserved. it was a beauty. Nancy
December 5, 2013 at 1:44PM
B. Diehl: Congrats! It's always nice to see the recognition of true creativity....
One man's take on life told thru humorous short stories from his childhood on into his mid-50's; from feeling like an outcast in school to being an adult. His intent: hope. Hope in that you shall see, no matter how rough life can seem -and is- at times, that you may be able to enjoy it. Each story will bring a laugh, a smile, a tear, a lesson.
The 23rd Annual Book Awards said:
"We Really Need To Laugh" shares “memories which will resonate with many readers. Overall a creative presentation of the author’s life given in a rather sing-song poetic story telling style; a pleasant read"