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Mon, May 30, 2016

Diane Schoemperlen

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Diane Schoemperlen is the award-winning author of twelve books of fiction and non-fiction. Her works include several collections of short fiction, most recently Red Plaid Shirt: New and Selected Stories; three novels, In the Language of Love, Our Lady of the Lost and Found, and At A Loss For Words; and the non-fiction book, Names of the Dead: An Elegy for the Victims of September 11.

Episode 26 - Diane Schoemperlen

What is the limit to your love?

 

She was in love with a convicted murderer. The relationship was a strenuous one, facing stigmatization and obstacles most couples never expect to confront. Paul and Jordan speak with award-winning author, Diane Schoemperlen, about her recent memoir, This Is Not My Life, in which she reveals the human and unfamiliar side of loving the prison inmate she calls Shane. Despite the struggles of the almost six-year relationship, Diane describes how dating a federal prisoner has made her a stronger, more compassionate person. Learn more about Diane, and purchase her book at: www.dianeschoemperlen.com