Diane Lohr Wilson


Publishing History
Literature—News that stays News, Classroom Practices in Teaching English 1984. Publication by NCTE. Urbana, Illinois.
“Principals Should Be True Instructional Leaders,” NASSP Bulletin 1990; 74; 100. http:/​/​bul.sagepub.com
“Mrs. Cremenski,” essay in “The Teaching Life.” Independent School, Spring, 2011.

Other Credits
Crème de la Crème Award, “Mrs. Cremenski, » Oklahoma City Writers, Inc. 2010
1st Place Essay, “Mrs. Cremenski,” Oklahoma City Writers, Inc. 2010
3rd Place Nostalgic Prose, “Shooting Stars,” Oklahoma City Writers, Inc. 2010
1st Place Book Category, “The Principal,” Oklahoma City Writers, Inc., 2011
Honorable Mention Essay, “Arizona,” Oklahoma City Writers, Inc., 2011
1st Place Essay, “Honeymoon,” Oklahoma City Writers, Inc., 2012
Honorable Mention Fiction, “The Wiccans,” Rose State Conference Contest, 2012
Crème de la Crème Award for Book: also 1st Place. “The Perp,” (renamed “Solstice.”)
Oklahoma City Writers Inc., 2013.
Honorable Mention Children’s Fiction, “Buck,” Rose State Conference Contest, 2016.


"Mrs. Cremenski"
The personal essay in Independent School was published in the Spring 2011 issue under the heading “The Teaching Life.”

Works and Credits

A dynamic teacher enchants her students and gets good work from them but when her former student re-encounters her after years, it’s clear she was a self-centered phony.
Young Adult
A plucky sophomore who suspects a new teacher of being inappropriate with a naïve freshman girl tries to get to the bottom of the situation.
Athletic Buck finds himself obliged to defend and support a transgender teenager in his new school—when what he wants to do is be popular with all the jocks and other fun-loving guys.

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