Iowa writer and editor Diane Graham graduated from Drake University and immediately joined the Des Moines Register and Tribune. For more than three decades, she did a little bit of everything there before stepping away as a managing editor to devote more time to family and freelancing. Gardening is her escape along with exploring central Iowa’s parks on long walks. Best trivia fact: She saw the Beatles live in concert. Though an Indiana native, she definitely considers herself an Iowan and loves meeting the state’s Hidden Gems.