About Me

Known as a bookworm as a child I could be found tucked away with my head in a book.  I loved being taken to magical places of adventure,

Some years later I was inspired to try writing my thoughts down on paper and this eventually led me to be a writer for children. My husband and I love to travel and I often take notes to use in albums later. I’m always finding story ideas everywhere from walking in a park to a tv add or program to daydreaming while sitting in a café.  I would love to share my stories with children through writing, so why don’t you join me on this wonderful adventure, with a dream to be published.  We will have some exciting times through these pages, so take a seat, buckle up, it’s going to be an amazing ride.


My writing bio.

2010- Just Write for Kids Online Picture Book Course by award winning author Emma Walton Hamilton

2011- Active Member of  Children’s Book Hub since January of that year.

2011- Member of SCBWI to present day.

2012- Member of  SCBWI-NZ to present day.

2012- Member of 12×12 Online Writing Group powered by Julie Hedlund.

2014- Just Write for Young Adults Home-Study Course in Writing YA Fiction by Emma Walton Hamilton.

Picture Book Summit.

Kitlit411 – online

Three Flash Fiction stories published in Campaigner Challenges 2011 -for charity.

I can be reached at:  dianestoy1@gmail.com                                                                                  My twitter address is:   @dianestoy

14 Responses to About Me

  1. JandyraCJM says:

    Hey Diane,

    I LOVE your way of writing 😀 It’s so beautiful to get to know your deepest desires, and what makes you tick as a human being!

    Can’t wait to read more from you !

    MUCH LOVEAGE xoxoxoxoxoxooxx

  2. Sarah Davis says:

    Hi Diane!
    Many, many thanks for the lovely review of Sounds Spooky – I only just noticed your comment on my blog, so I stopped by yours to visit. I do remember chatting to you in L.A – wasn’t it a fun weekend? I’ve just been having a bit of escapist fun reading your travel insights – you’ve had some amazing experiences, and you certainly know how to capture them in words!
    All the best – do keep in touch.

    • Thankyou Sarah for your lovely comment. I am thrilled that you remember me and yes it was a wonderful weekend. Do look back through my posts as you will find the write up I did of my visit to LA and the SCBWI conference. So pleased you are enjoying my travel insight page. I must get back into updating it again soon.
      Will certainly keep in touch. All the best to you Sarah.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog <l:3
    I'd like to know, since the advent of this media age, do you think most bookworms nowadays have blossomed into blogging butterflies entrenched in visual graphics and effects, while not abandoning the utility of imagination a book might ignite?

  4. Darshana says:

    Hi Diane, you have a lovely writing style. Look forward to reading more of your posts.

  5. Thanks for sharing an inspiring “About” page. You have a passion in writing and your stories rich with zest for life and a joy that comes from a passionate and adventurous heart. Thank you. Looking forward to follow your journey.

  6. Hi Diane, I came over from Darlne’s blog. I’m always inspired when I read about someone who decides to start following their dream. That was me many years ago. 🙂 Wishig you all the best in your journey..

  7. Laura Best says:

    Hi Diane, I came over from Darlene’s blog. I’m always inspired to read about someone who is following their dream. That was me many years ago. All the best in your journey. 🙂

  8. Hi Diane,
    I guess it is about time that I stopped by your ‘about’ page and left a comment. I am so honored and pleased to have connected with you…through Susanna’s Perfect Picture Book Friday and through Julie’s 12×12…and now through our very own international online critique group. I’m happy to join you on this exciting, albeit difficult, writing journey. You are a wonderful traveling companion.:)

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