Dianne Young - Author

Dianne Young

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!

Dear Flyary

2014 - Saskatchewan Book Award for Children's Literature, Winner
2012 - Best Bets, Picture Books, Ontario Library Association, Commended
2012 - Reuben Award for Book Illustration, National Comics Society, Short-listed

Picture Books