Dianne Ochiltree at Copperfish Books 4.28.18


Throughout the year, Dianne visits schools, libraries and bookstores at events designed to get kids excited about reading. Watch this page for upcoming events. If you’re interested in an author appearance, book signing, workshop presentation or interview, please email

Upcoming Events

Watch this page for updates as author events are added to the calendar.
Hope to see you at a library, bookstore, conference or school soon!

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 3:30pm

Author Reading/Q&A
Pine View School – Rocket ReadAThon & Book Fair
Books-a-Million Bookstore – Tel: 941.496.8422
4230 South Tamiami Trail
Venice FL 34293
Open to the public, support your local school


Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 12:00-2:00pm

Presentation & Writing Workshop “Point of View”
SCBWI – South Florida Chapter
West Boca Library – Tel: 561.470.1600
18685 State Road 7
Boca Raton FL 33498
Open to the public, for more info: Click Here



Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa, FL – Story Time Reading

William H. Jervey Jr Venice Library, Venice, FL – Children’s Poetry Workshop

North Sarasota Library, Sarasota, FL – Children’s Poetry Workshop

Bookstore1Sarasota, Sarasota, FL – Grand Opening Celebration
for their new Children’s Area – The Secret Garden, Author Reading
& Signing

Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda, FL – Special Story Time
Celebrating Children’s Book Week 
& Independent Bookstore Day

Bookstore1Sarasota, Sarasota, FL – Story Time,
Author Reading & Signing

Marion County Public Library, Ocala, FL –
Interactive Author Presentation & Signing

Sarasota Fiction Writers, The Selby Library,
Sarasota, FL – 
Featured Speaker

Florida Heritage Book Festival, Flagler
College Ringhaver Student Center, 
Augustine, FL – 
Featured Author

Barnes & Noble, Sarasota, FL – Ashton Elementary
Family Fun & Reading Night, Author Reading &

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast Bay
Preserve Children’s Education Center, Osprey,
FL – IT’S A FIREFLY NIGHT Interactive Story

Braden River Library, Bradenton, FL – Camp Out
themed Storytime/Author Visit

South Florida Museum, Bradenton, FL – Down
by the Seashore Family Night & Summer Camp

Word of South Festival, Tallahassee, FL – Author
Panel Discussion (Florida Book Award winners)

& Story Fort Tent Storytime Reading

Florida Book Awards, Tallahassee, FL –
Reception & Dinner