L ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU…UNLESS I’M SOMEWHERE ELSE?! highlights the zany, hilarious, everyday experiences of babyboomer mother, comedienne, former media minion, columnist, and blogger, Diane Dean-Epps. Pure non-fiction that READS like fiction, Dean-Epps’ writing style has given birth to a whole new genre of humor writing – “SIT DOWN, STAND UP!” Picking up where she left off with Maternal Meanderings, I’LL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU… UNLESS I’M SOMEWHERE ELSE?! pokes fun at the real-life happenings that make-up the experiences of married couples, parents and just plain adults everywhere. Dean-Epps utilizes her beloved journalistic elements, the 5-W’s and 1-H, in creating her chapter headings: “WHO do you think you are?”; “WHAT in the world were you thinking?; WHEN will I ever learn?; WHERE did that come from?; WHY would you think such a thing?; HOW do I get into these messes?” These sections are organized into easy-to-read segments that allow the time poor, poorly timed reader, to pick up, put down, pick up and put down the book almost as often as they do their eating utensils.
After a diverse and rewarding career in television broadcasting, Diane wended her way toward both a teaching credential, and a Master of Arts in English, earning several publishing credits in the process, including her master’s thesis highlighting the work of author, Langston Hughes entitled, Changing the Exchange. Diane lives and works in northern California, where she’s often found performing in both scheduled and unscheduled productions in front of mostly attentive audiences. Her “sit-down standup” style of writing is featured in JUST BECAUSE I’M NOT EFFIN’ FAMOUS, DOESN’T MEAN I’M NOT EFFIN’ FUNNY, which is Diane’s fifth published book. Her other books, in no particular order include: Maternal Meanderings (Humor), Last Call (Humorous Mystery), KILL-TV (Humorous Mystery). Other publishing credits also include numerous essays that have appeared in a variety of periodicals, including MORE magazine, NPR’s This I Believe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento magazine, Bigger Law Firm magazine, and the Sacramento Business Journal.