Dianne is the author of several novels and picture books. Her YA novels have been short-listed for various awards and are read in schools within Australia and overseas.
Dianne grew up in Melbourne, Bangkok and Albury and after training as a teacher, worked in Perth, the hills of Nepal and downtown Tokyo. She now lives on the south coast of WA with her daughter and an exuberant spotty dog.
Dianne likes to explore in her writing, topics that are of interest to her, therefore she enjoys writing about different cultures, friendship and taking chances. She also likes to explore ideas from different perspectives and three of her books (Dolphin Song, Choices and Photographs in the Mud) are written from more than one point of view. Dianne’s most recent book LighthouseGirl, was awarded a 2010 CBCA Notable Book of the Year for Older Readers.
The Lighthorse Boy was made an Honour Book as part of the Children's Book Council Book Awards for 2014.