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Diann Schindler served 25 years in higher education, first as an instructor of writing and ultimately college president. When she retired, she dabbled in tennis, music, and writing. Yet, her dream was to travel and write books. In 2015, her fantasy was realized.

She sold her house, her car, and all her possessions, save her tennis racket and Taylor guitar, and began her odyssey in Portugal. Four years later, Diann had explored 46 countries in 5 continents.

With world as her muse, this solo nomad wrote her first novel, “Just A Girl” and it sold very well. It was ranked “sixth best coming-of-age fiction in 2107” by Amazon.

Her friends, in American and abroad, urged her to write

Loiba, Spain

 her nonfiction book, “The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC’s International Travel.” 

Her third book, “Claim Denied”, an electrifying international cyber-espionage thriller, emerged from her experiences as a higher educational consultant at an American university in Kosovo. Publication is early winter, 2021.

Diann's podcasts are fun, informative, and lively, focusing on her travels; personal experiences, challenges, and reflections; writing tips; and love stories, fictional, of course.

For now, Amelia Island, Florida is her home. When she isn’t writing, podcasting, biking, or swimming, Diann is drinking wine with friends.

You can reach her through her website, DiannAbroad, or at  She would love to hear from you! 

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Dec 23, 2018

Diann reads from her women's-literature-genre book, "Just A Girl: A coming-of-age novel about innocence, isolation, love, heartbreak, and discernment.  Chapter 22 marks the middle of the story about Paula.  This chapter tells of the story of Paula's father when he is suddenly taken ill.

"Just A Girl" was ranked 6th best coming-of-age fiction by Amazon in 2017.

You can purchase on Amazon, both in paperback and ebook formats. 

"Just A Girl" is also available at these fine independent bookstores:

Diann also discusses her photo ebook that has some of her favorite photos taken as she traveled in 40 countries and 5 continents.  To get your copy, simply email her at and type "FREE Ebook" in the subject line.

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