Dianne Burckhardt, Author
Welcome to the virtual home of Dianne Burckhardt - Kansas born award-winning author and designer, narrator of books, creator of worlds, blessed wife to an amazing husband and bonus-mom to two incredible daughters, "mom" to the world's most adorable rescued Russian furbaby, proud owner of a malformed brain, maker of tasty burritos, watcher of Sci-fi, reader of JR Ward and Patricia Briggs, listener of Pink and Green Day, fan of Silent Bob, follower of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Comic Con goer, and a Marvel girl all the way (though I make an exception for Batman). Stan Lee Lives! Excelsior! In 2020, she was an Inspire Award Finalist for the HER-Abilities Award and has been nominated again in 2022.
Again, welcome dear reader. I appreciate you being brave enough to check out my site (I can be a bit odd at times . . . okay, most of the time) and for having an interest in my career. I have spent the last few years writing westerns as a dude (pen name: Stephen Burckhardt) and working on the social media and website for that pen name.I plan to be working more under my own name within a year or so after I finish the Into the West Sagsa Serial including the audiobooks. It should go faster now that I'm somewhat "out of the closet" as it were as Stephen, it was dark in there. Read more.
Author Dianne Burckhardt
Wins Prestigious Global Award
(Bolton, UK) Award-winning, indie author, Dianne Burckhardt, has won a SheInspires Award for 2022 against strong international competition.
Dianne, who became an award-winning indie author after surviving numerous brain surgeries in 2004, won the SHEro Award, global category, for her perseverance against tremendous odds to rebuild her life, language skills, and career.
“I was absolutely shocked when they called my name,” explained Dianne. “The competition was incredible this year and the other finalists are just amazing women. I was a finalist in 2020 for the HER-Abilities award but didn’t win that year. I was so surprised when I was nominated this year. I still don’t know who nominated me, but I’m so grateful to them for this. I plan to use this award to build my advocacy program, The Mutant Chronicles on TikTok, to bring more attention to those of us living with neurological conditions and brain damage.”
This is the eighth year the SheInspires Awards have been held and only the third year going international. Entries have come in from countries including Denmark, India, South Africa, the Unites States, the UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Spain, Doha, Germany, and Turkey as well as from across the UK.
Awards’ organizer Gulnaz Brennan commented: “The quality of the nominations has been outstanding. We have had 187 finalists in 17 categories and the job of the judges was particularly difficult. Opening up the awards internationally offers a special way of recognizing truly amazing women from around the world today including Dianne Burckhardt and I’m very proud of their success.”
Dianne currently resides in Düsseldorf, Germany with her husband, Pedro, and their rescue dog, Shaggy, where she writes and self-publishes books, hosts a book podcast, and creates The Mutant Chronicles video series.
From the SheInspires website:
"This special SHEro Award is to celebrate and shine a light on women who are an inspiration everyday. This award will celebrate one woman whose kindness and dedication inspires us. This award will also recognise women who despite disabilities (physical or mental) inspire by their positive contribution to the community, workplace, family or just her own life. Her everyday selfless acts of compassion make our homes, our neighbourhoods and our world a better place. Open to all women from all walks of life."
Congratulations to all the incredible
women in this category:
Lebogang Mashigo, South Africa
Marianne Agolia, Nigeria
Moanaro Imchen, India
Swati Garg, USA
Ulyana Kyrychuk, Ukraine