Single Shot Seattle: Would you like a little attitude with that?

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my website

I’m Diane Mapes, a local writer who grew up picking berries, climbing trees, playing the piano and reading monster mysteries and ghost stories on a gorgeously dysfunctional strawberry farm about an hour north of here in Skagit Valley. At 20, I moved to Seattle and went on to marry, stepmom, learn to write, divorce, grow up, travel, date, lose friends, eventually lose parents, get cancer and somehow stumble into the world of science.

And I’ve written about all of it along the way. Feel free to dig into the site or explore these handy kinks — oops! — links. ; )

* Books on dating and the single life (also, my zombie parody, 50 Shades of Brains)

* My Seattle P-I humor column, Single Shot

* Oddball medical writing (think cutaneous horns and stone babies) and lots of other odds and ends.

If you’re interested in current work, check out my cancer research and public health writing at Fred Hutch. Have questions about freelance work? There should be an email address around here somewhere. ; )

Looking for my breast cancer blog? Check out doublewhammied.com
Wondering why there aren’t any new posts? Me too! No worries, you can also always find me at my #BC Twitter feed, @double_whammied

Thanks for stopping by and as always, enjoy the ride. The sun goes down before you know it. ; )

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What’s my story?

I'm a former freelance writer, now gainfully employed at Fred Hutch (views and f-bombs all my own).

I write about health and health care; cancer research and the cancer experience; dating, lifestyle and singles issues and lots of other stuff including humor and fiction and a few songs here and there.

Book info below.

Looking for my breast cancer blog? Go to doublewhammied

Check out my books!

How to Date in a Post-Dating World A dating manual for the modern, mangled single.

Single State of the Union
Single women speak out on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

Fifty Shades of Brains
Sex. Zombies. Really annoying present tense narration.

Follow me on Twitter!

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