Diane E. Keyes
I was born in the beautiful state of Florida and except for a couple of years in Hawaii, several years in Illinois, and a decade in Pennsylvania, I've always lived in Florida. I think it is fair to say, I'm a Florida girl. Growing up in the orange groves, I spent a great deal of time reading, imagining, and pretending: tree houses were castles, sheds were secret dens, and stones were magical gems. But I eventually had to grow up and be an adult. I received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art and English from Principia College, a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida, and teaching certifications in Art K-12 and English 5-12. I also founded The Literacy Alliance, a Central Florida nonprofit; became a middle school teacher and a Youth Services Librarian. This means I have been an educator for over 30 years! I live with my husband, two dogs, and a cat. I visit my children and grandchildren as often as I can. Peas let her be a Princess, (Puddle Press, 2015) is my first published children’s book.
10% of sale proceeds from this book are donated to The Literacy Alliance. The Literacy Alliance strives to make a positive difference in the lives of teenagers and children by encouraging them to discover the rewards and joy of reading.
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