100 authors: A year in the life diary project

Exciting diary project coming in 2024

The American Diary Project is proud to partner with USA Today bestselling author, Olivia Gaines, on a special Year in the Life project.

100 authors across many genres will chronicle their daily lives as American writers. The goal is to document the daily journey of an author from the most mundane to eureka moments in finding the perfect word to explain an emotion.

The final completed diaries will be sent to the American Diary Project for inclusion in our collection and archived in perpetuity. We’re honored to be the stewards of these unique pieces of history.

Ample support throughout the project

Olivia will provide ample opportunities for support and camaraderie for authors on this journey.

  • Quarterly Zoom meetings
  • Dedicated Facebook Group
  • Supply list of items to get you started
  • Instagram pods
  • Monthly themes
  • Dedicated hashtags

In Olivia’s words: We start together, we finish together.

How authors can sign up

Registration will be open November 1-15, 2023. Authors interested in participating can learn more on Olivia’s website and sign up via the enrollment form. Authors will be notified December 3rd, with the supply list, schedules, Zoom links, and more.

Everyone at the American Diary Project absolutely cannot wait to read these diaries!

Kate Zirkle, Founder & Curator
American Diary Project

Kate founded the American Diary Project in the fall of 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising, with minors in marketing and psychology, from Kent State University. Kate has a passion for journaling, self-discovery, animal rescue, and fostering. She shares her home in Cleveland, Ohio with her wife and a menagerie of animals.

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