ABOUT ME

Diane Iverson

Author/Illustrator
Public Speaker
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Being a mother and grandmother gives me a long range perspective on things, I suppose. The world is a beautiful place where we all impact each other, our planet, world peace and the hope of shared prosperity. I think we can have rich, satisfying lives and enjoy the wonders around us while leaving the world better for others. That is the foundation of my writing.

Part of the fun of writing and illustrating books is the research and all the fascinating places that it takes me. From Findlay, Ohio's Mazza Museum to Rocky Mountain National Park or Highlands Center for Natural History in Prescott, Arizona, there are new things to learn. Curiosity, I think, is one of the most important qualities of anyone who hopes to create books for children.

 Writing  for Children

I write and illustrate for kids because I want to encourage their creativity, sense of wonder, passion for learning, love of nature, curiosity, joy and idealism. I want children to believe that any dream they work toward can be reached with patience and perseverance. I want to meet them at a heart level, encouraging them to be compassionate, open-minded and fair in all they do. I believe we all have more power for good than we use, and I hope to encourage children to become people who make a difference in the world.

 

At the same time, I want them to understand you can't find a prince by kissing frogs. This I demonstrate here.

Diane Iverson at home
Diane Iverson at home
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Doug Iverson, Paul Mitchell, Diane I
Doug Iverson, Paul Mitchell, Diane I

At book signing

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Diane at Mazza Museum, Findlay, Ohio
Diane at Mazza Museum, Findlay, Ohio
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Diane with the late Dr. Jerry Mallet
Diane with the late Dr. Jerry Mallet

Dr. Mallett was the founder of the Mazza Museum of international art from children's books.

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Diane works too hard
Diane works too hard
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Diane in Red rock
Diane in Red rock
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Diane Iverson childhood art
Diane Iverson childhood art

From the time I was very small I was drawing birds.

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Diane's books
Diane's books
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Winter hike in Wyoming
Winter hike in Wyoming
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Diane drawing
Diane drawing
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Diane and Doug on top of the World
Diane and Doug on top of the World
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Diane and Syl
Diane and Syl

Sylvester Allred and I sign books at Arizona Kidney Foundation Luncheon. Syl is the author of Rascal and several other books I have illustrated.

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Diane and Doug, 25 years, Costa Rica
Diane and Doug, 25 years, Costa Rica

My constant support on every project is my husband, Doug. He is a partner in research and my favorite photographer.

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RMNP studying sheep skull
RMNP studying sheep skull
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Highlands Center Mural process
Highlands Center Mural process

Highlands Center for Natural History, Prescott, AZ

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Annalyssa and Grandma Iverson
Annalyssa and Grandma Iverson
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