"Very impressive! Cog Stone Dreams is an appropriate novel for today because the author has emphasized the importance of the people who thrived on the wetlands before they were degraded as well as the people who worked to restore them. I wish the author great success."
-Peter Clark editor of Celebrate the Bolsa Chica.
"Cog Stone Dreams is rich with dream imagery, dialogue, and compelling characters. Diane Schochet makes this vivid period piece ring true, as if we are there."
-Leslie Lehr, prizewinning author and screenwriter, including Wife Goes On.
"Diane Schochet's writing wakes you up and makes you pay attention.Her characters are original and speak their minds, or at least think them.Interesting and provocative always."
-Jessica Inclan, recipient of an Artist's Fellowship for Literature from the California Arts Council, author, poet, teacher in the UCLA novel writing program and author of Her Daughter's Eyes, The Matter of Grace, and When You Believe.
About the Author
Diane Schochet graduated from UCLA, majored in Theater Arts, has a real estate broker’s license, taught school (4th grade, community college literature, English as a Second Language), directed, produced and acted in Community Theater productions, was a creative dramatics consultant for school districts, museums, and community theaters, took writing classes all over Southern California, including advanced novel workshops through the UCLA novel writing program, wrote two plays produced by a professional children’s theater group. Her non-fiction profiles include: weddings, chili cook offs, old hockey players, elephant keepers, and other kooky stuff have been published in periodicals such as Career, Porthole, Active Times and 4H.