Diane Helentjaris writes from her home in the Piedmont of Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains.  Her nonfiction articles frequently feature local artisans, artists and other goodhearted people whose stories are often otherwise unsung.  She spent the midpoint of her career as a physician and brings her familiarity with people’s lives to her work.  Born and raised in southern Ohio, she was educated in the cold of Michigan and Quebec. Diane earned her BA cum laude in Interdisciplinary Humanities as well as her M.D. from Michigan State and her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.  She also studied science at McGill University in Montreal, becoming familiar with snow, lots of it. She’s lived in Leesburg, Virginia for nearly thirty years, enjoying the history-drenched Commonwealth of Virginia and the spectacular beauty of Loudoun County.

You can contact Diane at helentjari@aol.com.