Dianne was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. As a child, she fell in love with writing, drawing, and reading. She wrote a short story for the school magazine when she was younger, and also designed the cover for that same magazine. Her writing did not stop in the comfort of her own home in Australia though because where ever she traveled as a child and today as an adult she always kept a journal.
Dianne's journeys took her from Australia to the United States over 20 years ago. After exploring and living in many places, she felt most at home in Manhattan. It holds a special place in her heart because that is where she met the love of her life. Shortly after, the two adopted their son, Nathan, who plays an important role and the inspiration for many of Dianne’s ideas within Little Tulip Books.
The inspiration to create these children stories has come from personal experiences in her life. The journey through Little Tulip Books will touch upon the understanding of belonging, fitting in, and the magic found in reading with your child.
Because of her personal journey of her travels to the United States, you will see that it is very reflective theme in her writing - Little Tulip journeys from Australia to New York City, and you can read more about her story and her travels in the book series.
Dianne is excited to share her stories and some sage advice through the eyes of Tulip. She hopes that Little Tulip Books will help those who are reading it understand they are not alone and there is always someone who can help you on your journey. Nothing can replace the magic of storytelling and reading to your child.