An Author, Buddhist Scholar, & Blogger

Meet The Author

Diana Y. Paul was born in Akron, Ohio and is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in both psychology and philosophy and of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D in Buddhist Studies.

THINGS UNSAID is her award-winning debut novel  published by She Writes Press. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble as well as at your favorite indie bookstore including BookWorks in Pacific Grove, River House Books in Carmel, Bookshop Santa Cruz, and Folio Books in San Francisco.  Her short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals and she is currently working on a second novel, A Perfect Match. Currently, she lives in Carmel, CA with her husband and loves to create mixed media art, focusing on printmaking in her studio. To learn more about her and her work, visit her other website at or follow her on Twitter: @DianaPaul10.

Earlier Non-fiction Work

As a Stanford professor, she has authored three books on Buddhism, one of which has been translated into Japanese and German (Women in Buddhism, University of California Press). All of her books are available on Amazon.

Women in Buddhism: Images of the Feminine in the Mahayana Tradition

Philosophy of Mind in Sixth-Century China: Paramartha’s Evolution of Consciousness

The Buddhist Feminine Ideal: Queen Srimala and the Tathagatagarbha