"The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms." Muriel Rukeyser

Diane Rhoades is a published author, personal historian and worm rancher who lives on an urban farm in Hendersonville, NC. She has a passion for sharing life stories. 

In 2008, Diane studied with Dr. James Birren and Kathryn Cochran, authors of Telling the Stories of Life through Guided Autobiography Groups. The work of sharing life stories was a direct hit.  It still is.

"Writing with people week after week about our most intimate experiences and relationships is transformative.  What started off as a creative and fun adventure pretty quickly found a current that flowed into something deep and spacious; something vital and healing."  

As a retired massage therapist, Diane recognizes how "stories" often find their way into muscles and bone; especially the stories that are dark.  "Things that don't get resolved in real time get stuck inside us. Writing is a vehicle to stir up the stories we love as well as those that constrict us. Writing inspires energy, health and pleasure."

Her book Garden Crafts for Kids- 50 Ways to Get Your Hands Dirty, published by Lark and Sterling, was given 4 stars by the School Library Journal.  

Bold Life Magazine covered her story at