Diane Taylor has been a Chicago corporate communicator most of her life. After moving to Las Vegas, she began a free-lance career writing for her former employer and an on-line tradeshow publication. Now her stories can also be found in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Diane is married to Paul; they have two beagles; they love the local entertainment scene, and their game is live poker. Diane often thinks about a diet and occasionally is on one. Her writing interests include the Las Vegas convention scene, true stories with a humorous angle, and the many interesting people in the Las Vegas valley. Diane also serves as Secretaty of the Writers of Southern Nevada, which sponsors & produces the popular "Painted Stories" events as well as discussion groups interested in writing.
When fireworks blazed in the Las Vegas sky at Midnight, December 31, 2009, Mary Lin and Kent Wu thought of the scene as a celebration. After months of planning, the couple was about to officially launch a new Chinese-language newspaper,