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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at Shadowpoetry.com.


HAPPY Birthday, dear NIKKO (Feb. 28 in Philippines)


Blog Posted:2/27/2014 3:33:00 PM
To those of you who know Nikko, today is her birthday. She is just the biggest sweetie ever. Happy happy birthday to you, Nikko. You are a true friend and will always be one for me!! 
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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 3:14:00 AM
    SNEAKY, SNEAKY YOU, NIKKS!.. maligayang bati.. we were just commenting on our pieces and you never mentioned it was your birthday!... i'l have a slice of that cake as i toast you with love and huggs.. naku, ang lapit natin, di man lang tayo mag eyeball!.. enjoy!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2014 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    me, sneaky? nahiya naman ako sabihin na kaarawan ko -- which reminds me, birthday mo nung enero, di ba? maligayang bati din sa 'yo! Ay, I think I had different kinds of cake, will make sure to eat some for you! Hmm, pag nalibre-libre, maybe we can see each other :) Thank you so much for the birthday greetings and wishes-- huggs sent your way too :)!
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 9:25:00 PM
    Btw, nothing much, but I just found it kinda cool, when I saw the time that you posted this one, Andrea? wouldn't you know? My age is on there! Yup, I am now three years old o_O! Ok, really gotta go....:) ^_^! Thank you again sweetie!!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 3/2/2014 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was the least I could do, to personally reply to each one :) <3
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 3/1/2014 2:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nikko, you were so sweet to reply to everyone on my blog. Sure do hope they see your replies to them!! Love always!
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 8:36:00 PM
    Andrea, you are so sweet and kind to post this blog for me, even if I am not here as often (careful, I might get tempted to!)...Thank you so much for making my birthday extra special with your blog, this really touched me, it means a lot to me and shucks, to see so many others greeting me, warms my heart, makes me smile so much ^_^...What you say here about being your friend, I'm definitely always going to be your friend, no matter what! Thank you so much again for all that you do for me, I am blessed to have you for my friend...I'm sending love your way! Mwah <3! I hope it's ok that I will be bombarding this with replies, haha, yes you can get sick seeing my avatar here. Thank you ^_^!

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 7:31:00 PM
    Happy Borthday my little one, Happy Birthday tooooooo YOU!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 9:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Debbie, that sounded like a song :) This little monkey has a bad back, with all my sitting down now, but very grateful for all the birthday wishes :)
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 12:59:00 PM
    - Wishing you all the best on your birthday and in the future!! - Happy 25 (+ 0,05), Nikko !!!!!!!! - oxox //Anne-Lise :)

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Anne-Lise! Thank you very much for your birthday greetings and for making me younger! Hugs as well to you, Arild and Laila! I hope you are all well! :)
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 11:06:00 AM
    Happy birthday Nikko. We have never exchanged any form of contacting but I consider you a kind friend and very good poet. I wish you everlasting happiness. Giorgio

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for saying what you say here, Giorgio, and also for your birthday wishes, wouldn't that be nice, for happiness to be everlasting :)!
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 7:11:00 AM
    Happy B-Day Nikko! Love ya!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Caleb and I send love right back to your and your wonderful family :)! Btw, pls don't delete your blog, ok? I want to read it, but haven't been able to, & I have to leave, sorry am just commenting here & not your blog-- I didn't get to read the others before, the one with the bum? Shucks! But want to read the current 1 up after I get back! Thanks!
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:10:00 AM
    nik nuk!!!! Who is the loveliest child of God,,nikko is the loveliest child of God! Happy Birthday sweetheart! I can feel all that joy as you celebrate today with your wonderful family. lots of love and kisses, a big hug!!!!!! and yes, im sending you hearts.. those cute pink ones we love :))))

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 9:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh wow, gauthi, you actually remembered one of my previous names on here! That's 1 of my faves, along with oink a limp okra, haha! I don't recall how many times I have changed my name here-- a change is due though? Thank you for sending me all the love, hugs and kisses and those pink hearts too! I send you those as well :)
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 10:39:00 PM
    HaPpy BiRtHdAy!!!!!!!!!!! ALL the best to you in this day, dear NIKKO!!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am loving that dynamic looking happy birthday-- looks very quirky! Thank you so much for your wishes, Ruben Hat O-- btw what happened to myoo?? I am smiling like crazy, seeing your mootiful avatar-- I think it is so bovine, I mean divine :)! seeing it makes me want to change mine!!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:37:00 PM
    Yes........such a sweetheart she is, and loved by all !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR NIKKO !!!!!!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for what you say here, and for your birthday greetings for us, dear Carrie, you are one of my sweetest friends! :)
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:23:00 PM
    Happy birthday to Nikko!!!! ...

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Aiyah! It sure is nice to see another kababayan here :)!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 4:03:00 PM
    Hey Nikko a big Happy Birthday to you...

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello David and thank you very much for your birthday greetings :)!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 3:52:00 PM
    How sweet of you to remember and post this Andie!! I don't do birthday celebrations but to remember is a beautiful sentiment in itself to me! ;) Congrats on having a good friend like Andie Nikko!

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It really was sweet and touching of her to do this, F.J.! I didn't know she was going to put up one, and I am indeed blessed to have a wonderful friend such as Andrea! :)! Thank you for passing by here-- I do recall you passing by my poems before, making me smile with your comments...sorry I am not able to pass by yours as often :(...
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 3:51:00 PM
    Ow Nikko my dear dear frirnd..A very bog hug on your birthday.You are so special!! Tnks Andrea for sharing such news -Love you both.

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi there sweet Charma! I am hugging you right back, thank you for what you say here, you are such a dear friend to me and I send you love as well-- also to your adorable Christina, lots of hugs and kisses to you and the beautiful little one!
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oh dear me, I am getting old!! Why do I keep forgetting to put that smile??? Toinkks! Here is your smile, Charma :)!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 3:40:00 PM
    Happy Birthday Nikko......................... SKAT

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    over here too, :) everybody's gonna get a smile from me today!
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for the birthday greetings, Skat!
  1. Date: 2/27/2014 3:37:00 PM
    Happy Birthday, Nikko! You did not mention this! I hope you're having a great day, and do something this evening to celebrate! Love and hugs, catie :)

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    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :), have to put a smile, since I am smiling and silly
    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk Date: 2/28/2014 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was a wonderful day, spent with family and sweetness from my kids in school...thank you so much for the love and hugs, Catie, I send love and hugs your way as well! Sorry I didn't tell you, like what I said, I was shy to tell you, haha.

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