Doreen Diorio is an author, teacher, and artist who drew so much as a child that she likes to say she was born with a pencil in her hand. She also feels a deep connection to books and libraries that is rooted in her early childhood. Doreen has taught art to children for twenty-five years and co-founded a group for children’s authors where she lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Her writing for children has been published in Schooldays, Mouse Prose, K12Academics, Hot Chalks Lesson Page, Rainbow Rumpus, Artsonia, Kinderarts, Pack-O-Fun’s Art Smarts feature, and in PARENTGUIDE News. Her illustrations have appeared in Crow Toes Quarterly, Berry Blue Haiku, Guardian Angel Kids, and Storytime.
Her website address is http://ddiorio.itgo.com/