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Meet Beverly Diehl: she
writes on the wild side

Beverly Diehl started writing as a teenager, but discarded most of her early efforts because they just weren't good enough.

"I thought the words were supposed to drip from my pen as golden, perfectly shaped pearls," she says. "Then I discovered rewriting." She's been writing (and rewriting) ever since.

Her specialty is erotic romantic fiction. She's discovered with glee this no longer requires writing a heroine who is…

  • all of 19 with large (yet perky) breasts, slim hips and thighs, plus a PhD in rocket science…or
  • orphaned and alone, with no friends or family…or
  • a sexual dynamo who's holding out for marriage because she's a "good" girl…or
  • noble and penniless (but always well-dressed)…or
  • one dimensional arm-candy for the male hero who does all heavy-lifting.

Beverly loves the trend in modern romance for smart, resourceful, yet often flawed female leads. They have imperfect figures and boyfriends who may not always fit the Fabio cover trope (though it's always more fun if they do). Their friends and family enrich their lives, and make them more complicated and challenging.

Her characters often get themselves into trouble, but can always figure a way out. Finally, her heroines enjoy hot, juicy sex, whether or not it's with Mr. (or Ms) Right. 

In addition to her erotic novels, Beverly's writing credits include:

  • LARA Confidential, the monthly newsletter of the Los Angeles Romance Authors chapter of RWA
  • Boob Stories, an anthology dedicated to stories about "the girls."
  • Short Shorts, a short story/poetry anthology,
  • Contributor to Rose City Sisters Flash Fiction,
  • four years as columnist in The Working Title, a monthly literary publication,
  • six years as editor/contributor to Hoofbeats, a monthly equine newsletter,
  • occasional op-ed pieces in the Los Angeles Times, and
  • several first place finishes in local writing contests.

Born in Wisconsin, her teenage years split between small-town Pennsylvania, and Southern California, Beverly now lives in Los Angeles with numerous UFO's (UnFinished craft & writing Objects) and her beloved fat cat, Metaphor (aka Stinky).

She is a past president of the Glendale-based Alameda Writers Group (AWG) and currently moderates a monthly invitation-only fiction critique group in Burbank.

She's a member of RWA, LARA, SheWrites, SoCal Lady Bloggers, Romantic Friday Writers, and ToastWriters. She landed an agent the old-fashioned way—submissions, submissions, submissions!