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Diane Greenwood Muir knows a lot about a lot of things, but the one thing she knows best is great people. Growing up in small towns in the Midwest, she and her family experienced the best and worst of those people and her memories come from the best of them. Her books are filled with bits and pieces of stories and people from all of those memories. If you think they are too good to be true, you haven't met the real people who fill the rural communities throughout the Midwest.
Diane's family operated a small printing shop in Omaha for over twenty years and when it closed she began to hide out in a family cabin in Iowa in order to get her Master's Degree and focus on writing. While there, she encountered people who were honest and caring again, reminding her of a life she'd forgotten in the city. Neighbors who watch out for each other, business people who believe in honesty before money and people who truly put others before themselves.
The newest member of her family is a cat named TB (The Beast) who showed up as a kitten at her back door. He runs the household and keeps her company while she writes and travels.