Welcome to the new home of Author & Professional Speaker, L. Diane Wolfe (AKA "Spunk on a Stick") and The Circle of Friends!

The Circle of Friends series follows a group of young adults as they face different challenges and learn to overcome. The emotionally gripping stories focus on love, friendships and the pursuit of dreams. Aimed at adults/young adults, these books defy the growing trend of salacious titles, especially for teenagers. Positive and uplifting, this series will leave readers determined to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals.

This blog is now the home of the original The Circle of Friends website.

Book Trailer, Endorsements, and Reviews

L. Diane Wolfe has reached the top of my list of well-loved authors out there. If anyone hasn't read The Circle of Friends series, they're missing out. These books give readers so much more than just a new inner strength as they read how friends struggle through and work towards their dreams.
- Linda Butler

“New readers and series veterans alike will find this book (MIKE) to be challenging, uplifting, and engaging in a very personal way.”
- Michael Douglas

I finished the book exactly a week after I got it and I LOVED it!!! I knew the minute I got the book it wouldn't take me long to read it. I love your books and your style of writing, especially how you include stories within the story. You books are very inspiring! I can’t wait for the next book!
- Stephany La Flamme

I enjoyed your books so much because there is a positive feel to it. The characters are so great because they all have dreams, and they are achieved in the books. And their friends and family are so supportive, it is really inspiring to the reader. It really made me want to reach my goals and dreams.
- Emily Gow

The stories are enjoyable rides through a wide range of emotions. Definitely an eye opener to goals and life intermingling!
- Jennifer St. Jean

You have taught me the joy of writing and the importance of dreams. These have been two of my greatest gifts I received this year.
- Amanda Hanson

Enjoy Book III of the Circle of Friends "James”!
Refreshing and uplifting narrative on the trials and tribulations of life. Excellent development of the main character who struggles with his dark side ever trying to keep his goals in mind.
- Letty Hargrove

“It's been a long while since I read a book so well-written, and I definitely want to read more of your books!”
- Carley Wier

“A thoroughly fantastic reading experience, which I will treasure!”
- Nikki Welch, UK

"I found that to be a very important element of the story, "To forgive and move on with life". It reflects on events that can actually happen in real life...”
- Brick Hill, Jr.

Thanks so much for your hard work, I enjoy reading them so much!!!!
- Rhonda Massey

"I have read a lot of books from different authors and you are the one author when I read your books I can't put down the book… Diane Wolfe you are one of my favorite authors.”
– Lindsay King

"A hopeful series that encourages one to fulfill their dreams and foster good relationships with the people in their lives."
- Debbie Thomasson

"Highly recommended for teenagers and young adults. It teaches pretty good values as well. Faith, discipline, friendship and its got a good plot."
- Shir Wong in Singapore

"I recommend it to anyone that might be trying to overcome challenges in order to reach a big goal, or anyone that just needs to realize that they really are special and can make a positive impact on someone else's life."
- Kerri Henrickson

"I read LORI and loved it! I look forward to reading more."
- Beth Parker

I've enjoyed the time I spent in James's company very much! The characters are so human and so courageous. It is definitely a very powerful and inspiring reading.
- Thomas Vanoost, Belgium

James is a book that inspires you to believe that dreams can come true, and that self hate can be overcome. I love this one with all my heart.
- Forest Jourdan

Fans of "The Circle of Friends" series are sure to enjoy the next installment, Book III "James."
- Laura Castoro author of "A New Lu"

Just keep up the faith, Diane, you know you have it in you!
- Brian Eckes

My wife and I expect nothing but wonderful and more positive things from you. You have what it takes to be very successful.
- Lennis Harris

"Your characters and their relationships are interesting and believable."
- Freeda Nichols

“I couldn't sleep not knowing what was going to happen next… definitely one of the best books I have read in a long time. It was brilliant. Props to L. Diane Wolfe!”
- FlamingNet Reviews Book V - TOP CHOICE Award Winner!

“Heather deals with real life and real situations - 5 Stars”
- Teens Read Too

“L. Diane Wolfe expertly combines the social interaction between teens and realistic problems that face our teens today for a genuine feel good novel.”
- Donna M. McDine, Children's Author & Member SCBWI

"Sarah: Circle of Friends Book II is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing and moving books I have ever read. Wolfe has written the impossible: a story of real people facing life’s real issues and she does this with style, grace and aplomb. Anyone who has suffered from poor self-image and low self esteem needs to read this book. It will not only restore your faith in yourself but your faith in others."
- Jamieson Wolf, The Book Pedler Reviews

“Wolfe presents a realistic tale of the complex world of teenage angst… An enjoyable, well-crafted read, The Circle Of Friends, Book II will enlighten many a reader to the joys and pains of contemporary youth. A recommended, rewarding literary treat.”
- Linda Waterson Apex Reviews