"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. It 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