Dr. Diane de Anda
Diane de Anda, MSW, Ph.D., is a retired UCLA professor. She served as editor of the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work for twelve years, has edited four books dealing with issues related to ethnically diverse populations, and has published numerous articles in scholarly journals on issues of adolescent populations. She has authored two cognitive behavioral programs: Violence Prevention for Adolescents and Stress Management for Adolescents, which have been used with over 50,000 youth.
She has also continued to write and publish literary works over the years. Her short stories, essays, and poetry have appeared in Rosebud, Straylight, Storyteller, Saguaro, El Grito, Pacific Review, Bilingual Review, Copperfield Review and anthology, Ruminate, Third Wednesday Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Bottle Rockets, Presence , Beyond Words and others. She has published 13 children’s books (plus has 4 in press) many of which have won multiple awards. She has published satires in a number of magazines, most notably over 300 in Humor Times. She is the author of a collection of 40 flash fiction stories titled L.A. Flash featuring the multicultural, particularly Latino, population of Los Angeles. Her bicultural background, as a third generation Latina, is often evident in her work. She operates her own website de Anda Bookshop at https://deandabookshop.com/