Dianne is the award-winning author of 24 books for children and teenagers, the latest being, Mia: Through my Eyes – Australian Disaster Series, The Last Light Horse, and Skye Blackburn-Lang: eating bugs for the planet. Her ‘Light’ series was recently adapted for CineStage by Theatre 180.
Light Horse Boy, a CBCA Honour Book and shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Award, is a partner novel for Lighthouse Girl, set in 1914 Albany when ships of the first AIF fleet gathered in King George Sound on their way to Gallipoli.
Lighthouse Girl won the WA Young Readers’ Book Awards, was a CBCA Notable, inspired Black Swan Theatre’s adaptation, The Lighthouse Girl and Royal deLuxe’s ‘Little Girl Giant’ who walked Perth streets during PIAF 2015. A third title In the Lamplight was published in 2018 and serialized in The West Australian newspaper’s ED! Supplement.
Dianne’s award-winning picture books include Nanna’s Button Tin, Granny Grommet and Me and Photographs in the Mud.