Please join me in welcoming our sixth regular contributor to Adirondack Alamanack, Diane Chase. Diane says she is “first and foremost the mother of two young children and continues to seek and write about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities.” In other words, she says, “I really just want to have fun with my children so I write about family activities as an excuse to be able to play.” Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, August 5th, Diane will be making weekly contributions with a focus on Adirondack activities for the whole family. She will be writing a regular Tuesday, 3 p.m. piece and may also contribute occasionally at other times as well.
From her home in Saranac Lake Diane also writes a weekly family oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and speaks and reads at library story hours engaging children in creative play. She moved to the Adirondacks in 2002 with her husband (middle school teacher, 46er and avid hiker), young son and expecting her second child. While taking care of her young children she was able to take time to explore and rediscover fun family–friendly activities and enjoys sharing them with friends.
Diane has 20 years marketing and writing experience. She worked for The Sailing Company: Cruising World, Sailing World and Sailing Business magazines from editorial to the art department. She continues to freelance for The Sailing Company and to work in marketing. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies. She is involved in writing groups and writing workshops.