Judith Hershberger wonders what her life would have been like had she been born into an English family instead of an Amish one. Would she be happier with the freedom to obtain more schooling as an English young woman instead of being limited to only an eighth grade Amish education?
As the youngest in the family growing up on a farm outside of Findlay, Ohio, Diane often acted out characters from her own stories in the backyard. In high school she was the student sitting in class with a novel hidden in front of her propped up textbook. Her passion for reading novels had to be put on hold during her college years at Ohio State University with working part-time on campus and being a full-time student. Before embarking on her writing career, she was a school teacher and play director.
Several non-fiction articles of Diane's have been published in Woman’s World Weekly, The Catholic Telegraph, Virtue, Down Syndrome Today, WritersWeekly.com, and several other publications. Her book, A Christmas Gift, has been reissued under the title A GIFT FOREVER and received 5 stars from the Midwest Book Review. It placed second in the 2010 Preditors & Editors Poll (novel category). She writes Amish and contemporary romance, inspirational mainstream, chick-lit mystery, and non-fiction books. Her novels have received great reviews from readers and reviewers.
After watching the original movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, young Diane decided then and there, she someday wanted a large family. By the time she married Tom, the love of her life, she realized that maybe six children was a better number than twelve. She enjoys her life in southwestern Ohio with her husband and six children. Three of her adult children, Christina, April, and Bartholomew, graduated from the University of Cincinnati and live nearby. Another daughter, Emily, graduated from University of Dayton with a degree in Biochemistry. Daughter-in-law, Lea, is a recent graduate of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Life is never boring with two daughters, Sara and Amanda, born with Down syndrome living at home. Diane gives thanks to God daily for all her wonderful blessings and for the recent birth of her first grandchild, Dillon. Her husband is very supportive of her writing career, as well as her awesome children.
Diane's book MARRYING MALLORY, an inspirational romance novel, has been reissued. Find out more here: http://www.amazon.com/Marrying-Mallory-ebook/dp/B0094135VM/ref=sr_1_13_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346346432&sr=1-13&keywords=diane+craver. WHITNEY IN CHARGE, contemporary romance, has also been reissued. Find out more here: http://www.amazon.com/Whitney-in-Charge-ebook/dp/B009MT45OM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349615745&sr=1-2. Diane’s other releases include The Proposal, a reissued romance novella, available now from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZMSK1O; and the Yours or Mine reissue (formerly titled Your Place or Mine), written as D.S. Craver, also a romance novella, available from http://www.amazon.com/Yours-or-Mine-ebook/dp/B00C0E82KE/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&keywords=Yours%20or%20Mine%20by%20D.S.%20Craver&linkCode=ur2&qid=1364175442&sr=8-1&tag=theworldofawa-20. Diane’s newest release is JUDITH’S PLACE, Book 2 in her Amish romance series, Dreams of Plain Daughters. Also available is A JOYFUL BREAK, Book 1 in the series, which received 5 stars and was a reviewer's top pick from Night Owl Reviews as well as receiving a 5 star review and January 2013’s CTRR Reviewer's Recommend Award from Coffee Time Romance and More. Additionally, it finished in fourth place in the “other” novel category of books in the 2012 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.
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