Dianne Wolfer

Dianne is a bookworm and author of 20 books for children and teens, with more titles in development. In March 2022, the fourth title in Dianne’s award-winning ‘Light series’ will be published. The Last Light Horse follows the story of Sandy, the only horse to return from WWI. It’s a partner novel to Lighthouse Girl, set in 1914 Albany when ships of the 1st AIF gathered in King George Sound, Light Horse Boy, a CBCA Honour Book and winner of the WA Premier’s Award and In the Lamplight, a CBCA Notable serialised in The West Australian ED! Supplement.

Dianne writes across genres, from picture books to historical fiction and YA novels. Her books have been adapted for stage and inspired street theatre (Little Girl Giant 2015). Several are contracted for film. Following the success of Dianne’s Aussie STEM Stars title about Munjed Al Muderis, she is working on a second title for the series (due 2022).

Dianne’s PhD research into Anthropomorphism in Children’s Literature, resulted in two novels; The Shark Caller (WAYRBA shortlist and CBCA Notable) and The Dog with Seven Names, winner of 2019 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year, shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Award and published in Chinese.

When Dianne was little, she wanted to be The Muddle-headed Wombat, Silky from The Magic Faraway Tree then Jo March from Little Women. Dianne now lives on the south coast of Western Australia where she reads and writes every day, and is most happy being herself. 

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