Presenting: Diane Buccheri of OCEAN Magazine

2 May

I first met Diane Buccheri when I submitted a short story to her magazine. She emailed me back a nice note: she didn’t need the short story, but if I had any nonfiction prose, she would look at it. I sent in an essay comparing my misty mountains to an underwater experience, and she accepted it. What I didn’t realize when I first submitted was that OCEAN, and Diane, live in the outer banks of North Carolina. We began emailing back and forth – talking about the ocean, the mountains: the connections of water. A friendship born of love of the ocean, mountains, creatures who live with us on this old world, and writing began.

This is one of the most beautiful of magazines I have the pleasure of subscribing to….and of having my prose (including a short story that did fit!), poetry, and photography published in. Diane loves the ocean and its creatures – she writes and publishes FOR the ocean – for its protection. Every issue of OCEAN is packed with beautiful writing from people from all over the world and from all professions – plain old writers like me, scientists, poets, fishermen/women, photographers, etc – I could go on, but if you love the ocean and its inhabitants, go take a look at OCEAN – read and comment on the website blog, submit, and more important, subscribe. I will be a life-long subscriber to this magazine–as long as Diane publishes OCEAN, and I hope that is “forever.”

About OCEAN: Hurricane Isabel swept over the small ribbon of an island in the Atlantic Ocean where I live. And with that OCEAN was born. I walked out into my saltwater flooded yard, my front porch newly tilted by the wave that engulfed it, and looked at the sun shining on the water –– everywhere. Big letters appeared in my head: OCEAN. That was it! The idea that had been stirring, that I could almost touch, almost materialize for several years. I immediately went right to work producing the premier issue. Friends supported me upon receiving their surprise issue in the mail. They continue to subscribe to OCEAN, as do others who stumbled upon OCEAN and took it to heart, some since its very first issue, as more do with every ensuing issue, and become friends of OCEAN, become my friends….to read more, visit OCEAN Magazine’s website

Diane wrote about Tender Graces: Kathryn’s prose is poignant, tangy, sweet, loving, wanting, needing and so satisfying!


8 Responses to “Presenting: Diane Buccheri of OCEAN Magazine”

  1. Anonymous May 2, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    Kat, my arms are wide open and my whole self is smiling, saying THANK YOU!!By the way, everyone, Kat’s writing not only grabs my attention, I LOVE it! Her writings for OCEAN have stayed with me – beautiful and haunting.Kat’s beautiful photos have also graced OCEAN, with much appreciation. (She’s rather modest.)And I believe she’s got another OCEAN story in her . . .

  2. Diane Buccheri May 2, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    I fantasize about being Kat’s Nerissa . . . (You can too – for only $3.00 and it’s an easy download.)The first comment here, written by “Anonymous” is me, Diane Buccheri, Publisher of OCEAN – oops!

  3. Debbie May 2, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    I didn’t know you were a photographer too! Is there no end to your talent?

  4. Angie Ledbetter May 2, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Kat no lie. OCEAN is fantabulous! (Lucky me has a poem coming out in an upcoming issue, thanks to Kathryn sharing a back copy with me. Lovely.)Plus…Diane’s just a genuinely nice person who cares about our good earth. :)

  5. Small Footprints May 2, 2009 at 11:15 am #

    Wow … very cool! I've never read Ocean but … gonna change that. And how great that two of my favorite authors (Kat & Angie) are being published there … yeah! Have a terrific weekend!Small Footprints

  6. Jessica May 2, 2009 at 7:19 pm #

    Sounds like a great magazine, a little different from the norm, maybe? :-)

  7. Jessica May 2, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    LOL Kathryn. I just looked up from the comment sheet and lo and behold, your face is smiling down at me from your followers list!Did you know you’re following yourself? Heeehee!

  8. Deb Shucka May 3, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    On my way to check out Ocean!

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