Dianne is author of 23 books for children and teenagers, with three new titles published in 2022. Her latest books are Skye Blackburn-Lang: eating bugs for the planet, The Last Light Horse, a Recent titles include Light Horse Boy (Fremantle Press 2013), named an Honour Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia and winner of the 2014 WA Premier’s Award for Children’s Books; Granny Grommet and Me (Walker Books Australia 2013) inspired by surfing grandmas and shortlisted by the Book Council; and Lighthouse Girl (Fremantle Press 2005) winner of a Western Australian Young Readers Book Award, which explores the story of Fay Howe, the Albany lighthouse keeper’s daughter who signalled to soldiers departing Australia for the war in 1914 and the inspiration for the hugely popular Royal de Luxe performance of The Giants, staged in the Perth International Arts Festival in February 2015. Dianne lives in Albany, Western Australia.
Light Horse Boy
Published 2013 Fremantle Press, Australia
Granny Grommet and Me
Published 2013 Walker Books, Australia