Dierdre Wolownick, aka Dierdre W. Honnold, has been writing professionally since 1981. Professor of foreign languages since 1971 (retired). Climber, musician, runner, artist, speaker. Published books: Memoir (title to come), 2019, Mountaineers Books, Seattle; Allez! Foundations in Beginning French, 2019, Cognella Publishers, San Diego. Past books: English for Foreign Language Students and Je Parle Français, 2015; Sacramento with Kids, San Jose with Kids, English with Ease (published in 8 countries), 3 Chicken Soup books, 2 novels: Gold Country and Legacy of Love. Published in magazines around the world, since 1981. Multiple awards for books and short stories.
Just became the oldest woman ever to climb El Capitan, the 3,000-ft wall in Yosemite Nat’l Park (subject of her ’19 Memoir). Has lived and taught in 3 countries, and can help with foreign language questions in various languages, or grammar questions. Founded and conducted the West Sacramento Community Orchestra (1990-1994), and can help with any musical questions. From New York City, currently resides in Carmichael, CA, a suburb of Sacramento.
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