Diane Smithey is a freelance writer and author of award-winning novels, essays, and short stories. Her work has recently been featured in the Echoes of the Ozarks anthology, and her young adult fantasy novel, Sister of Snowdonia, won the 2011 President’s Award for Best of the Best at the OWL Annual Literary Awards in Branson, Missouri. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and the Ozarks Writers League. Diane also supports the World Wildlife Fund and encourages all who care about threatened wildlife and their habitats to join her.
Diane is represented by Jeanie Loiacono at Loiacono Literary Agency.
RECENT AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:
Ozarks Writers League (OWL) Annual Literary Awards 2011, PRESIDENT'S AWARD, BEST OF THE BEST 2011 (twelve categories, 264 entries), Sister of Snowdonia;
Ozarks Writers League (OWL) Annual Literary Awards 2011, YOUNG ADULT FICTION, 1st Place, Sister of Snowdonia;
Ozarks Writers League (OWL) Annual Literary Awards 2011, FLASH FICTION: 2ND HM, The Find;
Ozarks Writers League (OWL) Annual Literary Awards 2011, GENE ANDERECK SHORT STORY FICTION: 3RD HM, Sea Hag;
Jim Stone Grand Prize Memorial Award 2011, FICTION – SHORT STORY: 1st HM, A.Crock, Extraordinaire;
Springfield Writers’ Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards, 2011, HUMOROUS SHORT STORY: HM, Passing Knowledge;
Echoes of the Ozarks, VOL. VII, 2011, NARRATIVE ESSAY, Backyard Rooster
Jim Stone Grand Prize Memorial Award 2010; FICTION - SHORT STORY: 1st HM, The Bard's Balm
Member since 2012
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