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Dianne Young

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I have always lived in Saskatchewan. I was born in Regina and have also lived in Pilot Butte, Meadow Lake, Prince Albert, Creighton, Saskatoon and Martensville.

I have worked as a server in a fast-food restaurant, as a pot-washer in a care home, at a meat-packing plant (where I met my husband), as a research technician in Neuropsychiatric Research, and as an Educational Assistant. I retired in June 2016, and am loving retirement!

I became a widow in 2014.

I began writing in 1986. I have had twelve children's books published so far - eleven picture books (ten fiction and one non-fiction) and an early chapter book.

The smartest thing I ever did was joining a children's writing group in 1990 - The Children's Writers' Round Robin.

My favourite picture book when I was little was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and my favourite chapter book was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.

My favourite colour is green.

My favourite season is spring, only slightly ahead of summer.

My favourite hot drink is herbal tea. (I hate coffee!) My favourite cold drink is milk.
Available For
School Visits
"How a book is made" - tailored for K-12
Writing workshops - word choice
Victims of Vowel Play ebook series
Dianne Young, 2022

Grampa, Will You Tell Me a Story?
Baobab Press, 2018

Dear Flyary
Kids Can, 2012

Honey Trouble
Roussan, 2001

A World of Difference
Whitecap Books, 1999

Purple Hair? I Don't Care!
Stoddart, 1994

The Abaleda Voluntary Firehouse Band
Tree Frog Press, 1990
1992 Saskatchewan Writers Guild Literary Award for Children's Literature

2012 Ontario Library Association Best Bet designation for Dear Flyary

2014 SaskEnergy Children's Literature Award (Saskatchewan Book Award) for Dear Flyary
Other Memberships
Saskatchewan Writers Guild
Saskatchewan Children's Writers' Round Robin
The Writers' Union of Canada

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