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diane's work

Diane Adams is the author of two books with Chronicle Books (Love Is, and Two Hands To Love You), and three books with Peachtree Publishers (Zoom!, I Can Do It Myself, and I Want To Help). Love Is was featured in the Washington Post and chosen as an Amazon Book of the Year for 2017. Her books have been translated into 6 languages including Dutch, Korean, Japanese, French Canadian, and Chinese. Diane has also illustrated a book for The National Wildlife Refuge, entitled A Home for Salty

 Diane is a professor of Children's Literature and Expository Writing at a University in Southern California. Want to learn more about Diane's writing process? Diane's tips for writers offer ways to explore your own writing journey.


Diane lives in a town called Redlands, CA with her husband, two dogs and one cat. Redlands has an independent bookstore called The Frugal Frigate where she loves to host storytimes. Her son Chris is an engineer in Utah. Go Utes!

In her free time, Diane loves to paint, hike, bike, do yoga and take her dogs Pumpkin and Ginger for walks. She also loves traveling to attend writers' conferences, see Broadway shows, and to meet up with her friends across the country-especially Emily Arrow. Oh, and she loves going on adventures with her husband and son.. and loves a fun trip to Carl's Jr. with her mom :) 

Click to read Diane's story about her childhood and grandmother.

“Happiness is a good book and
someone to share it with.” - Diane 

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Fun Fact:

Diane had two pet ducklings when she was a child. This is a photo of her with Edie and Egbert, her ducklings! Can you guess which one of her pictures books they inspired? 

Answer: LOVE IS