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NAVIGATION:  HOMEPAGE     INTRODUCTION     CONCERT     FUN FACTS     CONCLUSION     SURVEY

Diane Gambrel

Minneapolis, MN
DianeGambrel@my.unt.edu


INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

I grew up in the small town of Parkers Prairie in central Minnesota, where I had plenty of time to daydream. My husband Bob and I have two grown children. We now share our home with our entertaining orange tabby, Molly. I have worked and volunteered in libraries since 1995, including two school libraries, two church libraries, Hennepin County Libraries, and Anoka County Libraries all in Minnesota.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Candidate, M.S. in Library and Information Sciences
University of North Texas
Summa Cum Laude

B.A. Mathematics and Computer Science
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Magna Cum Laude


STORYTELLING INTEREST

I have always enjoyed writing and seem to have a lot to say. When my children were small and I read picture books to them, I thought, "I could write stories like that too!" Over the last several years, I have been recording my family history, which includes interviewing family elders. I have told stories to children in a preschool setting. My focus is to bring a fresh perspective to stories with a hero that comes out of the experience stronger or wiser. This includes both fairly tales and stories by contemporary authors.


MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

I am secretary of my townhome association. I enjoy quilting, crocheting, sewing, creative art projects, walking, cross country skiing, and reading mysteries.


NAVIGATION:  HOMEPAGE     INTRODUCTION     CONCERT     FUN FACTS     CONCLUSION     SURVEY