Marks, Diana F. 1950-

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Marks, Diana F. 1950-

PERSONAL: Born May 1, 1950, in Boulder, CO; daughter of Earl (a teacher) and Shirley (a homemaker) Heuchemer; married Peter Marks (a teacher), June 7, 1973; children: Kevin, Colin. Education: University of Southern Colorado, B.S., 1972; College of New Jersey, M.Ed., 1977.

ADDRESSES: Office—P.O. Box 451, Washington Crossing, PA 18977. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Kit Carson School District, Kit Carson, CO, teacher, 1972-73; Neshaminy School District, Bucks County, PA, teacher, 1973-79; Council Rock School District, Bucks County, PA, teacher of gifted children, 1979—, currently at Wrightstown Elementary School.

MEMBER: Delta Kappa Gamma.

WRITINGS

Glues, Brews, and Goos: Recipes and Formulas for Almost Any Project, Teacher Ideas Press, 1996.

Let’s Celebrate Today, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 1998, 2nd edition, 2003.

Glues, Brews, and Goos: Recipes and Formulas for Almost Any Project, Volume 2, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2003.

Children’s Book Award Handbook, Libraries Unlimited (Westport, CT), 2006.

Contributor to periodicals, including Learning, Gifted Child Today, Challenge, Good Apple, and Spark.

SIDELIGHTS: Diana F. Marks told CA:“I was a writer before I was a reader. When I was about three years old, I would ask my mother for a piece of lined paper. I would ‘write’ my story, filling the page with small circles. Then I would ‘read’ my story to my mother and ask for another piece of paper. When I was about ten years old, my teacher raved about a story that I had written about the marriage of some vegetables. The bride was a tomato. The bride’s mother was a potato, crying her eyes out. I wrote throughout high school and college. When my sons were young, I had little time for writing. However, when I found myself driving them to soccer practices, et cetera, I learned to write anywhere and anytime. Now that my sons are older, I can write more.

“I like to research little-known subjects, and I love to interview people. Many people have led interesting lives, and those stories should be shared with others.

“I hope that my books will prove to be valuable to children and all who care about children.”