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Award-Winning Author and Designer, Audiobook Narrator

Dianne Burckhardt

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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 was nominated again in 2022 for the SheInspires SHEro award ... and this time, she won! 

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HER-Abilities Nomination 2020
HER-Abilities Finalist 2020
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40th Birthday Skydive
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HER-Abilities Nomination 2022
SHEro Award Finalist 2022
Winner Global SHEro Award
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FIrst Book Awards Into the West: The Orphan Train
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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. 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. 

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Since dealing with her own health crisis in 2004, Dianne has understood
all too well how difficult it can be to cope with serious health changes,
especially when they permanently alter your life. It can be even more
daunting when these new challenges are hidden from the outside world.

While it can be easier for some people to understand the need for
accommodations for a person in a wheelchair or someone who uses
visible medical assistance devices, it can add stress to a physically
challenged person when your unique challenges are hidden. 

Dianne has learned a great deal in the 19 years she has been dealing with her neurological conditions. It was her desire to help those who come after her with their own unique challenges to have to struggle less than she had to do.  To reach those individuals who are facing their own challenges and those who live and work with those people, Dianne created the Mutant Chronicles on TikTok.

The Mutant Chronicles are a series of videos where Dianne talks about what it is like to live with neurological challenges and ways she has found to cope with different obstacles. She also includes helpful information for those who want to help people with special challenges without overstepping boundaries or taking more independence for the challenged individuals in their lives. 

Dianne hopes to increase her advocacy for other challenged individuals. She believes that if sharing her story can make even one other person feel more understood and less alone in their daily challenges, it is worth all of the effort. 

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Live Interview, February 17th 2024

Trigger Warning:

sui©ide/sui©ide prevention and taking another person's life discussed during podcast 

La Toya Bond interviewed our own Dianne Burckhardt on her podcast Speaking of Love. If you missed the live broadcast, you can catch the show now on La Toya's YouTube Podcast channel (Link Here) or on her Facebook Speaking of Love Podcast page (Link Here). The women discuss Dianne's writing and podcasting career as well as Dianne's own failed sui©ide attempt in 2004 while undergoing all of her brain surgeries. Dianne had previously never shared this information, but will be detailing this and other traumatic events from that year in her new medical memoir, Free Bad Haircut With Each Craniotomy, coming this October. 

Living the Next Chapter

Episode 273

Dianne Burckhardt joined The How To Podcast Series Dave Campbell for an interview on another of his podcasts, Living the Next Chapter. The two discussed Dianne's books and her writing journey.  Including her pen names, and future projects. 

The Power of Trial and Error in Marketing Your Book #answeringthecalltowrite

Meliza Farndell - author

Dianne Burckhardt was a featured guest on Meliza Farndell's live Facebook chat on September 12th.  The two discussed their journeys as indie authors ad focus on the trial and error of finding your best advertising markets as indie authors.  

The How To Podcast Series

Dianne Burckhardt was a featured guest Co-Host on The How To Podcast Series with Dave Campbell. The two had a lot of fun discussing what it was like starting a podcast and share tips on topics they wish they had known before the started their podcasts and their plans for the future of their shows. 

Industry Interviews on The Outcast Creative Web Show: Dianne's Interview

March 1st, 2023


Recently Dianne was interviewed on The Outcasts Creative YouTube  channel ​(<- Link) for their Industry Interviews web show. The show was hosted by author/playwright/ director, Lance Steen Anthony

Nielsen. Dianne appeared on the show with bestselling, psychological thriller author, Val Collins.

You might remember Val from when she was a guest on Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt episode  54 (<--- link to listen now). Lance will be a guest on Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt this month, episodes 56 & 57. We will talk about his books and the scripts he has begun to publish in books formats. If you love books like we do, you really should check out these interviews!

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