Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Remembering Dianne de Las Casas

We are saddened to announce the death of one of our most beloved members, Dianne de Las Casas, writer storyteller and founder of Picture Book Month.  Dianne passed away last night in a tragic house fire.  A longtime member of SCBWI, she was an avid supporter of SCBWI, spoke and performed at many conferences, and astounded us all with her love for children’s literature, her dynamic personality and her ebullient  spirit.  This is such a loss for our community.  Our hearts go out to her two daughters and her partner, John.  Dianne was a shining light for us all, a vessel of love.  May she rest in peace.  – Lin Oliver