me-diane-mapesDiane Mapes is a fulltime writer specializing in health, humor, lifestyle and singles issues. A regular contributor to and, her essays, features and news stories have also appeared in Columns,, Health, Los Angeles Times,, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Times, Singular Magazine, Southern Living and The Washington Post.

A former humor columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Diane is also the author of How to Date in a Post-Dating World, a dating manual for the modern, mangled single and the editor of Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

A skilled copywriter, Diane has crafted everything from radio spots to web content to brochure copy to branding language. In her former life as a marketing director, she promoted two nonprofit arts organizations, an adventure travel company, and a luxury cruise line, helping to create all manner of marketing/promotional collateral.

Happily single, Diane lives in Seattle, where she divides her time among friends, family, books, boxing, crime TV, old movies, antique shopping, playing the piano and accordion, tromping all over the city and, oh yes, writing. You can read a sampling of her 500-plus published essays, articles, short stories and columns here.

What’s the story?

Meet Diane Mapes, your friendly neighborhood freelance writer. My regular beats include health, lifestyle and singles issues, but I also love writing about history, natural history, pop culture and TV/film. On this site, you'll find links to my latest stories, media appearances, and, yes, a bit of social commentary on the single life. Also here, info on upcoming classes and events, a library of clips, and a few shameless plugs about my books (hint: see links below). Have fun, glad you're here and hope to hear from you soon.

Oh! And if you're looking for my breast cancer blog, go to Double_Whammied

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.

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