DC Diamondopolous is an award-winning short story and flash fiction writer published worldwide. DC’s stories have appeared in over eighty anthology and online literary publications, including: Lunch Ticket, Silver Pen’s Fabula Argentea, Fiction on the Web, and many more. “Billy Luck” was nominated for Best of the Net 2017 Anthology and won first place for short story at Defenestrationism’s summer contest of 2016. The international literary site The Missing Slate, in Aug. 2016, honored DC as author of the month for the short story “Boots.”
My background in theatre, television, film, and improvisation launched me into the unlimited arena of writing fiction. As an actress I could never have been cast as Reverend Penniman, a seventy-five-year-old black man in "The Bell Tower." As a fiction writer, I can be anyone. I continue to take courses at UCLA and attend writer's conferences such as Napa and other seminars, including my weekly workshop in Cambria.
My father was in the Air Force, so we moved often. My mother taught English Literature and later became an editor for the engineering department at Hughes Aircraft. I was raised with a love of reading and because we moved so much, books became my friends.
When I joined the improvisation troupe, Capers, I started to invent my own characters. I had so much fun creating and writing backstory that I came to realize writing was a lot more fun than acting.
For now, I love the short story and flash fiction format. I have one completed novel, and I'm working on a screenplay based on my short story, "Boots." I'm also working on a collection of short stories and a series of flash fiction shorts called, "20th Century Snapshots."
I live on the beautiful California central coast.