Welcome to My Tree House

My name is Dianne Ochiltree  (Ahh-kell-tree)

I write books for kids and I love my job! I also love connecting with readers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, reviewers, parents, and other writers. This website is a place to share information about creative writing, childhood literacy and everything in-between. Enjoy your visit!

It's a Seashell Day

Coming July 2015!

Charming companion book to Dianne’s acclaimed rhyming picture book, It's a Firefly Night, also published by Blue Apple Books. Sunny illustrations by Elliot Kreloff. Perfect for ages 3-7. For more information or to pre-order click here.

Book Launch Party!

Date: July 16, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Place: Bookstore1Sarasota

1359 Main St.

Sarasota, FL

  Wine and Cheese Open House and Book Signing for friends, family and book lovers of all ages, in celebration of the release of my latest picture book from Blue Apple Books,


Enjoy the indie book vibe and refreshments while getting a first look at the book.

Check Out the Full Book Collection

Learn more about Dianne's New & Recent Titles, as well as her Previous Titles for children. Click Here.

Author Coaching & Critique

With 15+ years experience in the children's book world, Dianne knows how to help budding writers polish their writing until it shines! For more information about 1-on-1 coaching sessions and manuscript critique services, click here.

Just Connect

Learn more about the craft of writing for children and the publishing industry. Connect with Dianne and her blog, Just Connect, for writing tips, techniques and links to a host of helpful resources.

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