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Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell

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in Grand Rapids, The United States



John Steinbeck, Dave Eggers, Harper Lee

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Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell is the oldest of seven children. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, moved with her family to southern California for her teen years, and then migrated to Washington state, where she has lived for over three decades.

Dianne graduated from Whitworth University with a BA in English. She has taught high school English from incarcerated teens to honors classes. In addition, her career includes executive support to a U.S. Congressman, a hospital CEO, and a two-year college President. Currently, she continues her writing life at a leisurely pace. Her second book, From Ice and Snow, sequel to The Protest, was released in 2017.

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Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell I am constantly amazed by the creative process. Here's an example: for a piece of flash fiction I was writing (100 words), I was stuck about how the f…moreI am constantly amazed by the creative process. Here's an example: for a piece of flash fiction I was writing (100 words), I was stuck about how the father, on the ground, could stop a deadly fight between his sons on top of the roof. I got up from my chair and went out to pick some apples from the tree in my backyard to feed the horses later while I was on my walk - and voila! - my subconscious had been directing me all the time to see that the way the father could stop them was to be on a ladder picking apples and throw one with all his might at one of his sons on the roof, who stumbled and lost the knife he was holding.(less)
Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell That's easy...my first book, The Protest, is inspired by the biggest mystery I will ever come up against. That is, how my only two children were brain…moreThat's easy...my first book, The Protest, is inspired by the biggest mystery I will ever come up against. That is, how my only two children were brainwashed by Christianity gone awry and estranged from me for almost ten years.

And the answer to that mystery is the sequel, From Ice and Snow, available free on Amazon, April 19-23!(less)
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The Protest

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From Ice and Snow — Free April 19-23

Have you or a loved one been the victim of religion gone wrong? Or as I look at it, ever been firebombed by the blood of the lamb?

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My first book, The Protest, was inspired by the real-life religious hijacking of my two daughters, ages 10 and 12. The sequel, From Ice and Snow, the sequel, published April 1, 2017, tells how I got my daughters back.

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“I don’t get that kind of admiration every day. Wanna get married?” he asked. The man’s wide nose looked as if it had been broken, and the unruly blonde hair suggested no hint of pretension. When the smile broke over his face, the mischief and irony coalesced into an exploding cigar kind of attractiveness. Jane laughed, shaking her head. “What kind of wild man are you?”
Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell, The Protest

“They were submerged in wild strawberry hunts, swimming and water skiing, horse rides, sing alongs, and nature walks on miles of trails disappearing into the saintly aspens. Awards hung from cabins’ flag poles, and each day ended with camp fire vespers at sunset with Logan’s Bible stories and more singing. The exhausted, happy youngsters were packed, day after day, and long into the night, with sugar-coated cereals, candy, soft drinks, and God.”
Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell, The Protest

“Well, ol’ King Nebuchadnezzar doesn’t like that interpretation. Oh, no!” He mugged, “SO, WHAT DOES HE DO? He decides to build the statue his way, all gold, so his kingdom isn’t threatened, and then commands everyone to come see the statue and show homage by bowing to it. “But there were these three Hebrew kids, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who wouldn’t bow to the golden statue. They were sharp-faced, with clear eyes, quick minds, and spirited. These young men were heroes, champions of their Lord. Still heroes to us today.”
Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell, The Protest

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“Writing is simply another means for truth to escape, besides crawling out the hole it’s eaten in the author’s belly.”
Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell, The Protest

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.”
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