Believing in female fortitude and risk-taking power, Diana Coleman enjoys conducting engaging presentations to motivate others by sharing women’s inspirational stories during the second half of life. She interviewed many women and documented twenty-six stories of women taking diverse risks for her book Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50.
A former administrator, Diana raised funds for education, health, and microenterprise, for organizations including Save the Children, the University of California, Berkeley, the International Museum of Women, and Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation. An avid and enthusiastic traveler, work and studies have taken her to Central America, Africa, and Asia. She served on the board of Mpanzi, supporting women and girls in Kenya. Diana has a B.A. from Russell Sage College, and an M.A. from American University. Originally from Massachusetts, she lived thirty years in San Francisco. When not traveling, she resides in Maine.
Diana’s story, “Walking the Breakwater,” published in Coastal Maine in Words and Art, 2019, and her travel essays “Road Trip,” and “Glimpses of Kenya from a Mzungu Woman,” are published in the Goose River Anthology 2017 and 2015.
Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50
Twenty-six dynamic women, 50s through 80s, share their compelling risk-taking stories with grit and humor. Donating a kidney to a stranger, building schools in Ethiopia, racing around a Roller Derby track—they triumph over fears and offer advice. Tools for taking risks are included. From Maine to California, Costa Rica to Kenya, these women will entertain and inspire you.
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Coastal Maine in Words and Art
Diana Coleman’s fictional story, "Walking the Breakwater,” created to accompany Yorozuya Yohaku’s photograph of Rockland Maine's "Breakwater Light,” was selected in a writing competition.More info →
Goose River Anthology 2017
The fifteenth annual Goose River Anthology, 2017 is a fine collection of the best poetry, fiction, and essays submitted to us from all parts of the United States--and even one from Canada. There are over 80 talented authors represented in this volume. Many are seasoned writers while some are being published for the first time. Don’t miss your chance to experience this rare treasure.
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Goose River Anthology 2015
The thirteenth annual Goose River Anthology, 2015 is a fine collection of the best poetry, fiction, and essays submitted to us from all parts of the United States. There are over 90 talented authors represented in this volume. Many are seasoned writers while some are being published for the first time. Don't miss your chance to experience this rare treasure.
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