Diane Hammond has worked
as a writer and an editor. She was awarded a
literary fellowship by the Oregon Arts
Commission, and her writing has appeared in such
magazines as Yankee, Mademoiselle, and
Washington Review. She served as a
spokesperson for the Oregon Coast Aquarium and
the Free Willy Keiko Foundation - she published
Keiko's Story: The Real-Life Tale of the
World's Most Famous Killer Whale in 1998.
She lives with her husband, Nolan, and daughter,
Her second book, Homesick Creek, is due to be published in July 2005 - the story of two women, Anita and Bunny, who've been friends since high school. Both are married to local boys, Bunny to the overly charming natural-born salesman, Hack Neary; and Anita to Bob who deeply loves Anita but cannot keep them out of poverty.... Facing a future that seems increasingly difficult, the friends turn to one another and find reserves of love and strength that help heal the wounds they inadvertently inflict upon each other.
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