Our Team

Founder & President

Diane Proctor Reeder 

Vice President & Operations

Renee M. Carr 

Writer

Eddie Allen

Our President, Diane Reeder founded Written Images, a public relations, editing and book packaging company in 1984.  She is also Vice President of Strategic Communications, a public relations firm which provides consultation services  in communications strategy, diversity and inclusion, community engagement and public relations, government affairs, and special events development and execution.  She is also project editor with Our Daily Bread Ministries. 

 

Founder &

Editor-In-Chief

Diane Proctor Reeder 

She serves as Board Chair for Lotus Press, a Detroit publishing company founded by the City of Detroit's Poet Laureate, Naomi Long Madgett.  She worked to have a bronze bust created in her honor, which was unveiled at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum.  She is Secretary of the American Christian Writer's Association, Detroit Chapter; and a current member and former Arts Chair of The Link's, Great Lakes Chapter. 

She has led many fundraising efforts for many companies, government branches and non-profit organizations.   

She attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Economics and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  

Diane is also an author and playwright.  She has shared her experience with her husband's battle with Leukemia in A Diary of Joseph, A Spiritual Journey Through Time  and Listen: A Symphony of Faith.   

 

Most recently, she authored What the Word Be: Why Black English is the King's English! which was named as one of the "To Black Books of 2014" by NAACP Image Award Board Member and book reviewer, Kat Williams.  It was also selected by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) to be featured in its Author's Pavilion during the 2014 CBCF Legistlative Weekend; and by the Harlem Book Fair to present at its annual event; and by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, who hosted the book launch. 

Diane is on a mission to remove the stigma associated with our cultural dialect by sharing her book's findings and initiating strategic dialogue with the academic community, the greater african american community and students.  Bring Diane to your school, bookstore, museum or literary event to help end black shame.  

As a playwright, she wrote two plays, A Cloud of Women and Reconciliation: The Story of Sarah and Hagar.  

Diane Reeder is available to speak at your next event. 

You can bring "A Cloud of Women" or "Reconciliation" to your church.

Want to learn more about Diane?  

President

Renee M. Carr 

Renee Carr is a gifted woman with a variety of well honed skills.  Her strongest passion is always centered around empowering others to use their God-given gifts for the betterment of society, the African American community and the Kingdom of God.   She has given leadership to many different teams, both in corporate america and the Church, and focuses her teams on excellence in practice and humility in service.

As a talented writer and administrator, Renee has written and designed collateral material for several organizations, including Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation, the Franchise Owner's Association of Chicagoland 7-Eleven, Evangel Ministries and other non-profit organizations.  

She is an ordained pastor, having served as the Women's Pastor for over 15 years.  During her tenure there, Renee launched a women's discipleship ministry and wrote the curriculum for the program which enrolled more than 300 women and continues to this day.  She also wrote a college level curriculum for the then Detroit Bible Institute (now Grace College-Detroit, MI) for a women in ministry leadership course.  She was a frequent guest on Equipped for Life with Pastor Christopher Brooks, a daily inspirational radio program through Moody Bible Radio which is now syndicated.  She hosted and planned many conferences, women's events, discipleship training programs, leadership development programs and outreach events reaching as many as 7000 attendees.

Renee has also worked for over 10 years in various roles with at-risk youth programs and non-profit organizations that serve impoverished communities including Youth For Christ and Joy of Jesus in Detroit, Michigan.  She has been an Assistant Program Director, Counselor, Dance and Drama Instructor, Camp Director and Curriculum Development writer. 

She has worked as a consultant with several companies and non-profit organizations as an event planner, as well as, in the area of public relations, administration, leadership development, curriculum writing, strategic planning, event planning and public speaking.   While serving in missions in the Dominican Republic, she provided a ministry wide administrative assessment and made recommendations for administrative infrastructure and improvement in communication between ministry sites.  She planned a Consortium on Race for Moody Bible Institute-Detroit in the wake of the racial tensions following Trayvon Martins murder. 

She also was a dancer for many years and, more recently, has begun to develop herself as a visual artist.  She loves to travel and has served in missions in Uganda and Dominican Republic.  Renee lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.   

Writer

Eddie Allen

Detroit-based writer EDDIE B. ALLEN JR. is a published author, award-winning reporter and freelance journalist who has covered such national figures as President Bill Clinton and Rosa Parks. A graduate of Wayne State University with a B.A. in journalism and Africana Studies, his published contributions include the New York Times, Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, BET.com, Detroit Free Press, Orlando Weekly, Toledo Blade and the Philadelphia New Observer, among others.

  Eddie has taught urban literature and writing courses at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and Wayne County Community College District in Detroit. His most recent book, Our Auntie Rosa (Penguin/Random House, 2015), is a ghostwriting collaboration with the family of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and he is independently producing his first biography, Low Road: The Life and Legacy of Donald Goines (St. Martin’s Press, 2004), as a feature film. Along with authoring his own works of non-fiction, Eddie is a skilled literary consultant and editor of inspirational and self-help titles including From Victim to Victor: Walking By Faith, Not By Sight, published by Dr. Deandre Collier in 2018.

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