Nature, conservation, animal welfare, animal rescue/rehab and environmental issues. History (medieval, WWI and WWII). Creative crafts, historical reenactment, political/religious connections.
Photography, survival and reenactment crafts and lifestyles, anything to do with nature, environmental and animal issues.
Dyane received a Writing Certificate in 2011, and an Associate of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) in Professional/Technical Writing in 2013.
She chose to complete her Bachelor of Arts at Northern Kentucky University because of the strength of their writing program under multiple well-published authors.
Dyane has maintained a 3.93 GPA for her Summa Cum Laude Bachelor's Degree, including an award-winning essay in 2011 for the Underground Railroad Museum writing contest, and active volunteer work with local and national animal welfare/rescue organizations. Her projects in technical writing were added to the curriculum at University of Cincinnati as examples of well-written proposals for future students to emulate.
Grant writing for area vendor of RFI solutions, helping first responders achieve federal grant money for equipment.
Long history of medical reports writing including trauma, ER and cardiology/ electrophysiology reports for hospitals and physician practices.
Marketing articles for trade journals in medical RFI and tracking/ID solutions, including following new venues for technology presentation.
Dyane writes poetry and essays about matters of spiritual attunement with nature, and the interconnection between the health of the environment and that of those who live in it. She has been involved with alternative health and spirituality matters for more than 40 years, both Eastern and Western. A special interest is how spirituality interacts with physical health processes.
Dyane has done various articles and features (with and without photos) for newsletters and press kits for several rescues, including dogs (Clermont Pets Alive, No-Kill Advocacy, Bichon Frise rescues), hedgehogs (Hedgehog Welfare Society), multiple-animal rescues (EARPS), and raptors.
Also creative nonfiction dealing with dog training (20+ years experience) and the benefits of good dog citizenship, canine assisted therapy, and health benefits of owning pets.
Dyane was instrumental in reading solicitations for a $4500 grant from SLO and choosing award recipients in 2012. Cincinnati's FreeStore Foodbank received $2500 with matching funds from another source, and two other area organizations received $1000 each.
She co-authored drafts for RFI/communications equipment for several fire and rescue departments, which were finalized by their officers with updated figures and resulted in federal grant money.
Dyane does a lot of volunteer work in newsletters and brochures, as well as magazine articles/essays. When contacted specifically for newsletter material outside her volunteer work, she does solid research in academic and social venues, to create a piece that is both enjoyable to read and accurate.