Dianne Sanders Riordan and her husband, Frank live in Buffalo, New York where they resettled after serving twenty years as a Navy family. They are the parents of three daughters and four sons, and grandparents to seventeen. Dianne received a BA from Rosary Hill Collage (now Daemen College). A retried family advocate with the Mental Health Association of Erie County, she now volunteers with Justice for Migrant Families. Her poems have been published in "Women of the Vineyard", Volumes 1 and 2.