M. Diane Mccormick

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Diane McCormick has been writing since she got A+++’s on fourth-grade English assignments. Her degrees in journalism, American studies, and creative nonfiction attest to her love of writing the real stories of real people. With the support of her number-one fan (her husband), she stepped off the office-job cliff in 2005 and into a career as freelance writer and journalist. Diane knew all about working from home, including how to build a wardrobe of comfy-yet-stylish slippers and sweatpants, long before the rest of the world was plunged into it. Susquehanna Style was one of the first publications to take a chance on Diane’s freelance work, and the partnership has yielded a rich stream of stories about the vibrant people and places of central Pennsylvania. Before freelancing, she also served for five years as communications director for Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, a children’s policy advocacy organization, and for 10 years as press secretary to a Pennsylvania House of Representatives leader and gubernatorial candidate. In September 2018, Sunbury Press released Diane’s first book, “Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History: Pennsylvania Pubs Where Rabble-Rousers and Rum Runners Stirred Up Revolutions.” When she’s not writing, you’ll find her knitting, sewing home decor, painting furniture, or curled up with a book. She and her husband live in a circa-1910 home in Harrisburg, with two cats who never lift a paw to help renovate.

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