Diane Lechleitner is a visual artist, poet, and author. Her novel, Faron Goss, is the Gold Winner of The Foreword Reviews Indies Award for General Fiction.
Other awards for Faron Goss are: The National Indie Excellence Award, Finalist; Notable Book/Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition; Royal Dragonfly Book Award, Honorable Mention; Independent Publisher Book Awards, Medalist; American Book Fest/American Fiction Awards, Finalist; Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award, Finalist; and a nomination for the Indie Next List.
Ms. Lechleitner earned her BFA at Pratt Institute and MFA at Purchase College. She printed etchings for Salvador Dali, Peter Max, and other artists. Her artwork has been selected for exhibitions, including the Print Center in Philadelphia, and a solo show at The Dade College Gallery in Miami, where her work remains in the permanent collection. She is the Winner of an Exxon Award for Printmaking and the recipient of several Artist-in-Residence Fellowships, including The Virginia Center for the Arts and the Ragdale Foundation.