Diann's fourth children's picture book, Harry the Camel, launched on September 8th, 2019, International Day of Literacy! It is available in English and Arabic. On May 1, 2020, the Arabic Version won The Author Marketing Guild's award for best Children's Picture Book, Foreign Translation.
Read more in the launch press release.
Diann Floyd Boehm has always enjoyed the art of storytelling, and has now taken her imagination to print so she can share her stories with more children and families around the world.
A former classroom teacher, Diann was one of the first educators chosen for Steve Job’s Apple Education program in the early 1980s. This was so innovative, there was no degree program and Diann became one of the first self-taught, education technology pioneers who saw the magic of technology as a tool and, working with Apple, began training other teachers and wrote some of the first technology cross-curriculum for teachers and students. This led to her teaching technology to grades 1-8 and to establishing the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse.org, to increase awareness among legislators of the benefits of funding technology in the classroom.
Diann is not only an educator but also a wife and mother of three. Her creative flair encompasses the performing arts as well, having performed in musical theatre productions in Dubai produced by Popular Productions out of the UK.
Throughout her life, Diann has been involved in various humanitarian projects. She is a member of Bpeace.org and a supporter of Free the Children and Aerobridge, a non-profit organization that assists in disaster relief. Her community involvement has given her an insight to the importance of people working together to help others develop skills needed to create a sustainable life for themselves and their families.
Diann was born in Tulsa, OK but grew up in Texas with five brothers. She has traveled extensively to many parts of the world but lives part time in Dubai with her husband. She has a Bachelor of Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and has taught elementary school both overseas and stateside.
Learn more about Diann and her books at www.diannfloydboehm.com and interact with her on Twitter @diannfloydboehm and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/diannfloydboehm.
For her latest book, Harry the Camel, Diann has partnered with Yoshita M. Ahmed, a dubai-based artist and illustrator, originally from Sri-Lanka.
Diann is also the author of The Little Girl in the Moon series. For the first two books in the series, Diann was the author and sole illustrator. For the third book in the series, Moxie & Tycho Town, she partnered with her daughter Katherine Louise Boehm, to do the illustrations.