Long-time writer and former journalist Diana Parsell has worked in Washington, D.C., and Southeast Asia for publications, websites and science organizations, including National Geographic, NIH, AAAS and The Washington Post.
Since the release of Eliza Scidmore: The Trailblazing Woman Behind Washington's Cherry Trees in March 2023, Diana has spoken about the book to diverse audiences, both in person and virtually. Hosting organizations have included Politics & Prose bookstore in D.C., GWU Museum, U.S. Arboretum, University Club, Falls Church Mary Riley Styles Library, American News Women's Club and Trust for the National Mall. Visit the Events page for more details.
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How do you go about writing and publishing a biography when you’ve never done anything like that before? I owe Biographers International Organization (BIO) a lot in getting me to the finish line of my newly published book. For years, biography was a neglected stepchild of the literary…
Media coverage of my book has included interviews with NBC's "Today" show and the Japanese network NHK. Other coverage has come from The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian, Library Journal and other outlets, plus Q&As with literary bloggers. Links to media coverage are available at this site's News & Events page.