Diane Stringam Tolley
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 . . . or something similar.You've heard the stories from the past where kids had to walk to school through eight feet of snow.Uphill.Both ways.Well, those didn't apply to me.I rode the school bus.Which was an adventure in itself.Stay with me . . .School buses in the early sixties were very similar to those driven today.Yellow.I'm almost sure there was an engine under the oversized and bulbous…See More
Aug 9, 2013
Diane Stringam Tolley replied to the discussion 'Our Published Novels!' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Never too early to be thinking about Christmas! Kris Kringle's Magic In a world of prejudice and abuse, Kris and his wife, Rebecca struggle to make things right. And, in the process, create the world's most treasured event."
Jul 29, 2013
Diane Stringam Tolley replied to the discussion 'Our Published Novels!' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? I think not!!! :) Check out Carving Angels: Carving Angels is the story of Santa's woodcarver, now elderly, who has lost his sight and his way.And his five-year-old granddaughter who, through her…"
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Clean Enough

The day I realized just how good I had it . . .For the first twelve years of my life, 'cleanliness' and I really only had a nodding acquaintance.I admit it.Oh, I bathed. Whenever my Mom told me to.And I cleaned my room/living quarters.Again when my Mom told me.Mom was a clean nut.But the Christmas of my twelfth year, something happened that changed me forever.And made me realize…See More
Jul 11, 2013
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Happy Trails

MomUsually, the first thing we kids in the Stringam home heard in the morning was the kitchen radio.On a country channel.This was followed almost immediately by the sound of pots and pans.And . . . cooking.We instantly knew that Mom was awake and had taken up her front-line position before the stove.Good food was imminent.Even now,…See More
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I Love My Life

It's time, once again, to use Wednesday's Words, graciously supplied by my good friend, Delores from The Feathered Nest.This week's words?graduate, fancy, ruler, swinging, penchant, flagToday, I feel like poetry . . .Sometimes I like to speculateMy penchant to be all things great . .…See More
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Hay Seed Holidays

It was the late 1950’s and Dad was in Toronto.With 15 friends.Twelve hairy chaps with four feet each.And three not-so-hairy fellows who were . . . more like Dad.Intrigued? Stay with me . . .During the 50s, the government had programs encouraging people to raise bigger and better cattle. They even sponsored ranchers who were interested…See More
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Who I am:
A Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Granddaughter, Niece, Aunt, Friend, Writer, and Christian.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Carving Angels (traditional novel)
ebooks (Smashwords.com): Melissa,
The Babysitter, Devon, Essence
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Cedar Fort Publishing
Smashwords Publishing
My writing is:
Fiction, Journalism, Blog Posts
Services I offer to other writers:
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
"Write It Down"; Authors, Writers, Publishers, Editors, & Writing Professionals; BookLink; Books and Writers; Children's Books; Children's Publishing; Creative Designers and Writers; eBooks2go; Facebook User Group; Fiction Writers Guild; Filmmakers; Informed Ideas For Writers; LinkEds & writers; Magazine; Online Journalism; Published Authors Network; Science Fiction readers, writers, collectors, and artists; Technical Writer Forum; The Freelance Writers Connection; THE WRITERS' NETWORK;
My professional associations:
Cedar Fort Publishing
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My Blog: On the Border

I live in the past. It's a peaceful place . . .

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Posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:27am 0 Comments

 . . . or something similar.

You've heard the stories from the past where kids had to walk to school through eight…

Rural Sports

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Seated: Grandma and Grandpa Berg and 'She Who Holds the Horses'

Surrounding them: The…

Our Un-Vacation

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 11:09am 0 Comments

This week's words filter, squash, sour, dancing, muscle, breakthrough, from Delores of The Feathered Nest actually fit in with my frame of mind. Genius!

Why is it whenever you go on holiday, everything…

Don't Even Blink

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 7:25am 0 Comments

Blair. And a friend . . .

My Dad was in the blacksmith…

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At 8:53am on May 29, 2013, Donetta Sifford said…

Thank you for your nice welcoming and for visiting my blog post.  Hopefully, I can get the hang of things quickly on She Writes.  

At 7:44pm on November 7, 2011, Elena Ornig said…

Hi Diane!

Thank you for aceptance and kind words!

Greatly appreciated!

My warmest regards,

Elena Ornig

At 6:08pm on September 20, 2011, Kelli Swearingen said…
Welcome to Mother Writer,Diane! If you haven't already, feel free to introduce yourself, browse our threads, or start one of your own. And again, welcome to Mother Writer.
kelli s. rodin
At 2:29pm on September 14, 2011, Caroline Tolley said…

Okay, wow! How bizarre as our name is most def not a common one. You married a Tolley?

What do you write? I am a freelance editor and am new to SW.

At 4:28pm on September 13, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Diane, Welcome to the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. And we do a live chat every Wednesday; hope you can join us for that!

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
At 9:25am on September 13, 2011, Tracey Hill-Bensalem said…

Welcome to SheWrites and, more specifically, to the SW nanowrimo group!

At 7:56am on September 13, 2011, Amber Medina West said…
Haha!  Looking forward to it!
At 11:34pm on September 12, 2011, Donna Brown said…
Hi Diane, welcome to She Writes!
At 5:45pm on September 12, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me


At 2:23pm on September 12, 2011, Amber Medina West said…



Welcome to She Writes!  We're excited to have you here.

You can check out the Getting Started section to help you find your way around, or a great way to jump in is to get involved with our Groups and Live Chats.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!


All the best,


Amber Medina West

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