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Diane Majeske

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I was a staffer in newspapers for more than 15 years, until I couldn't take any more bad coffee or late nights.

I still love newspapers - I can't help it.

Now I live in Michigan with my husband, two kids, an overweight cat and a new dog, courtesy of the local humane society. He's huge, but he thinks he's a lap dog.

I've published a murder mystery titled Death on Deadline, based on my own experiences in newspapers (sans the murder, of course!) and a novella of Christmas stories titled Magic, Miracles & Mistletoe.

I recently released a collection of humorous essays on parenting titled "Mom Tales," and I have a short story featured in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers."

I'm now working on another novel.

Sometimes I miss working at a newspaper. I miss the interviews.  I miss finding the stories. I miss the writing. I even miss the burned coffee and the crazy hours.

One day, I missed it so much I made up my own newsroom. I staffed it with a bunch of quirky creative types, and then I developed my hero - a reporter who was extra nosy and particularly vigilant about covering the news.

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Average rating: 4.52 · 21 ratings · 13 reviews · 3 distinct works
Death on Deadline

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Magic, Miracles & Mistletoe

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Death on Deadline - excerpt (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: Reporter America Miles' mean-as-a-snake editor has just keeled over dead after eating a brownie prepared by the food editor. Was his death natural? Or were more sinister forces at work? America ponders recent events while she works at her job and thinks about recent events involving her co-workers.

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Mary Oliver
“...I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
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with your one wild and precious life?”
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