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Jackie Diamond Hyman, American novelist. Recipient Career Achievement award, Romantic Times Book Club; fellow for playwriting in Europe, Thomas Watson Foundation, 1971-1972; honoree for achievements as novelist, Brea (California) City Council, 1990.

Background

Hyman, Jackie Diamond was born on April 3, 1949 in Menard, Texas, United States. Daughter of Maurice Schwartz and Sylvia (Risman) Hyman.

Education

Bachelor, Brandeis University, 1971.

Career

Staff writer Orange Coast Daily Pilot, Costa Mesa, California, 1974-1980. Part-time copy editor Orange County Register, 1985-1987. Staff writer, supervisor Associated Press, Los Angeles, 1980-1983, freelance theatre writer, 1983-1999, weekly television columnist, 1993-1994.

Writing instructor LongRidgeWritersGroup.com, since 2007.

Works

Membership

Member Romance Writers American (national board directors 1984-1985, workshop presenter 1998, Bronze medallion 1985, finalist Rita award, 1985, 1986), RWA (Orange County Chapter board member, 2009-2010), Fictionaires (president 1985, secretary, 2010).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening.

Connections

Married Kurt Loren Wilson, October 8, 1978. Children: Ari Wilson, Hunter Wilson.

father:
Maurice Schwartz Hyman

mother:
Sylvia (Risman) Hyman

spouse:
Kurt Loren Wilson

children:
Ari Wilson Hyman

Hunter Wilson Hyman