Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of more than fifty books for children, noted especially for her series of picture book biographies. Ten of her books have been honored as Notable Books by the American Library Association and she has twice received both the Boston Globe / Horn Book Award and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Golden Kite Award. Diane has worked as a medical illustrator, a graphic designer for Dell Publishing, and an art director at G. P. Putnam’s Sons, winning three design awards from the New York Book Show. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, Peter Vennema. She has three grown children and one granddaughter.