Diane loves to create, especially writing & illustrating children's books. She lives in Colorado where
she has uniquely blended her creativity, 18 years experience working with kids
as a counselor and educator, and her love of books and making art.
childhood, Diane was an outdoors girl, a tomboy. In school, she spent time dreaming of being out-of-doors. Her teachers called her mom to complain about her staring out the
window! Yet, she never got in trouble for dreaming. Diane still
dreams. It is the place where new ideas are born.
always been a big part of Diane’s life. At age four
she started taking photographs and working in her grandfathers'
darkroom. By age 10, her older sister had introduced Diane
and her long blonde hair to oil paints!
Diane has worked
with kids all of her life. Some of her jobs have been
a lifeguard, city park supervisor, high school art teacher, art
therapist, child development specialist, a counselor, and a reading teacher.
Diane is an active member of SCBWI - Rocky Mountain Chapter (West Slope
- area event coordinator), Pens & Brushes Critique Group, and is a Commissioner
on the Arts & Culture Commission for the City of Grand Junction.