University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Dianne White

Dianne White is the award-winning author of BLUE on BLUE (Beach Lane/S&S), illustrated by Caldecott medalist, Beth Krommes. She holds an elementary bilingual teaching credential and a master’s degree in Language and Literacy. In 2007, she received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

After 25 years teaching students of all ages, Dianne now writes full-time from her home in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. Two new picture books are forthcoming in 2018 – GOODBYE BRINGS HELLO, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and WHO EATS ORANGE?, illustrated by Robin Page (Beach Lane Books). Visit Dianne online at

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Children's Books
Indie Author Pavilion - Children's Books (Seats 8)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children / Teens

Authors: Alba Arango, Suzanna Cottrell Olsen, Sonja Danielson, Enrique and Sam Feldman, Joni Franks, Estefana Johnson, Susan Krause, Dianne White
Take Your Book on the Road to Publication
A publicist and two authors with different paths to publications will discuss the strategies they have found effective in getting a manuscript noticed by an editor and considered for publication.

Education Room 349 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Authors: Megan Beatie, Melissa Marr, Sandhya Menon
Moderator: Dianne White

Children / Teens
Beach Lane Books/ Simon & Schuster
December 2014
ISBN 9781442412675
48 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Rhyming text and illustrations depict the swell and quieting of a storm.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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