Diane Wilbon Parks is the author and publisher of two poetry collections, Rearview Thoughts; and most recently, The Wisdom of Blue Apples. Her poems have appeared in American PoetÍs SocietyÍs Anthology, Expressions, Great Poems of the Western World; Echoes: Voices from Prince GeorgeÍs County Poets. Diane has shared and inspired high school and college students with the visual imagery and use of metaphors and personifications in her poetry. She is a Senior IT Program Manager, a PMP, an United States Air Force Veteran and UMUC Graduate. SheÍs a member of University of MarylandÍs Honor Society: Phi Kappa Phi, and University of Maryland, University College's Honor Society: Alpha Sigma Lambda. Diane resides in Maryland with her husband, Eric and two adult children, Sean and Shelby, and dog, Cooper.