Author Bio

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Diane Phelps Budden spent over 30 years in corporate and academic marketing in Michigan before moving to Sedona, Arizona, and launching Red Rock Mountain Press. She wrote and published the picture book Shade; a story about a very smart raven, followed by The Author’s Concise Guide to Marketing: how to jumpstart sales of your self-published book for first-time authors needing marketing skills. Responding to the need for a children’s non-fiction book about ravens, she researched and wrote The Un-Common Raven: one smart bird that received recognition as a Panelist Pick in the 2013 Southwest Books of the Year and was a finalist in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Diane’s latest book is Dear Hubby of Mine: Home Front Wives of World War II, a story told with loving letters her parents exchanged during the war. The author visits schools, libraries, and museums around Arizona to present raven presentations, story hours, and workshops about self-publishing. Visit the author at or


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