Diane Les Becquets, M.F.A., was hailed by Publisher's Weekly as a "writer to watch" after her debut novel, The Stones of Mourning Creek. Since then she has published two other novels: Love, Cajun Style and Season of Ice, the latter being the recipient of the prestigious PEN American Phyllis Reynolds Fellowship. Les Becquets is the director of Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University and faculty member of the university's low-residency M.F.A. program in Fiction and Nonfiction. She has been a guest at the Arkansas Book Festival and the Telluride Council on the Arts and has taught writing workshops at the University of Mississippi, Auburn University, the New Hampshire Writer's Project, and victims of Katrina Shelters. Before teaching she worked as a journalist for twelve years. She is a proud mother of three sons, is an avid outdoorswoman, enjoying archery, archeology, bicycling and hiking in the woods with her Labrador, Lacey. She is currently working on a new novel, Backface, set in northwestern Colorado.
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