Diane Swanson - Author
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Diane Swanson was always a "nature nut." She loved to collect rocks and watch bugs. When she grew up, she went to the University of Alberta, graduating with an honors degree and a gold medal in the social sciences. She taught in the West Indies for two years, then moved to Ottawa where she researched water resources for the Canadian government.
While raising two children, she began writing magazine articles and books for kids, focusing mostly on science and nature topics. She's had more than 70 books published --- plus more than 450 magazine articles.