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Diane Maietta

Self-described as a free-spirit of courage, love, and compassion, Diane Maietta was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in the neighboring small town of Apollo, PA. She has received a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in honor of her poetic voice and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East, 24th Edition. You may find her artwork at her website: and her Instagram:


Blue Marie Balcita

Blue Marie Balcita has published five books and has been a contributor to three more books.  She has an AA in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Feather River College and is working on her second AA in Liberal Arts from Lake Tahoe Community College.  Balcita is also a reporter/contributor to the Tahoe Daily Tribune and a columnist for South Tahoe Now.  She also is the student news editor at Lake Tahoe Community College and founded their student newspaper, the 1974.