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I've written two books, Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the origins of the studio system (Carol Publishing '92) a non-fiction book of film history, and a novel In Theda Bara's Tent. I'm writing short stories now and hope to share them with you. My work has been published in the New York Times, ForbesWoman, StoryQuarterly, American Heritage, Yankee, and many other places. Both of my books are available on Amazon and the novel is available on Kindle. 

I'm the daughter of the late Al Altman, the MGM talent scout who discovered Joan Crawford, Jimmy Stewart, Ava Gardner, Franchot Tone and dozens of other unknown actors who became stars. I grew up in New Rochelle and now live in Manhattan. I went to school at Connecticut College and then to Harvard. 

I used to own a horse and I used to write about horses and regret their disappearance. As the store windows get full of  saddles and bridles to give clothes a classy feeling, real horses vanish. Bridle paths now have houses on them, stables have been put out of business by insurance demands, and people in New York seem to want carriage horses off the streets. Maybe I should move to Wyoming! Anyway, I have opinions about everything. I'm overflowing with opinions! And I'm argumentative. Don't tell me I'm not.


In Theda Bara's Tent (as Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly)

In Theda Bara's Tent (as Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly)

34 parts / 114 pages, updated Apr 08, 2011PG-13Completed
In a world where jugglers entertain on the street, a boy loses his parents in a factory fire. Taken from the Lower East Side to New Engl... read more
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@Dany8u your encouraging comments arrived exactly when I needed them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Diana
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@alyssa_c. Alyssa, your comments mean so much to me. Thank you for writing. Perhaps you are a writer too and if so I hope you are having lots of...
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@RaindropSC I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the comment about Toby. Love, Diana
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@belligerent Thank you! Best of luck with your work. Diana
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