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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 9, 2019

You will enjoy Peggy Best's interview.  See details below.

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Peggy Best aka Margaret Allyn Greene Best

   Born in New York, graduated high school in Germany and college in Louisiana, Peggy married in Illinois and moved back to Louisiana. She has two sons born in Texas and one daughter born in New Mexico, and eight grandchildren. She has lived in several countries, states, and territories—Germany, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Japan, Guam, and the United States.

Peggy retired from teaching elementary school in Florida before pursuing a different career as an author. She considers her first book, Unsung Hero, as a tribute to her father containing his memories of being a prisoner of war during WWII, his time in Korea, and in Vietnam.  Her second published work is

Dandelion Child: A Soldier’s Daughter. It tells her story of life as a child of the military during the Cold War. She is particularly excited about her last chapter which explores ways her reader can help children of today’s military.

Peggy believes everybody has a story to tell. Her company Peggy Best Memoirs LLC has been created to help others write or record their stories.   352-753-4030   352-333-3022

You can purchase Peggy's books at the links below.

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