Dianne Young is, in alphabetical order, an educational assistant in an elementary school, in her fifties, a mother, a wife, a writer and a yodeller. She was born and raised in Saskatchewan, albeit in many different communities. She now lives in Martensville, which is a small city just north of Saskatoon.#Dianne has been writing for children for over twenty years. Her first book, The Abaleda Voluntary Firehouse Band, was published in 1990. Her fifth book, Dear Flyary, is her most recent (and time-consuming) endeavour — she worked on the story for almost nineteen years! Yes, she is persistent. She’s also easygoing and likes to laugh.#Dianne loves reading and writing and learning new things. Recently she learned Braille so that she could work with students who are blind or visually impaired. She has also started photographing birds. So what’s next? Dianne has always wanted to learn to play the banjo, speak Spanish, draw and … and … and … Who knows!
2014 - Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature, Ontario Library Association, Winner
2012 - Best Bets, Picture Books, National Comics Society, Commended
2012 - Reuben Award for Book Illustration, , Commended
Picture BooksDear Flyary, 2014