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Critique Faculty: Dianne Ochiltree

August 27, 2012

Dianne Ochiltree is a nationally-recognized author of books for the very young. Her work has appeared on several recommended reading and ‘best book’ lists, and foreign language editions. Dianne’s Lull-a-Bye, Little One was a selection in the Dollywood Foundation’s ‘Imagination Library’ childhood literacy program, 2007-2009. For more information, go to

CRITIQUES: Picture Book (Complete Manuscript); Chapter Book Critiques (5-6 pages); Middle Grade (1st 10 pages); YA (1st 10 pages). Children’s author and writing coach Dianne Ochiltree has read, critiqued and brainstormed clients’ stories at numerous writer’s conferences since 1999. Her one-on-one critiques focus on improvement of craft and an evaluation of what markets might be open to a story or project when it is time for submission.

Dianne will be doing critiques for writers who sign up with their registration. Look for the Critique Form on the Registration Page. The cost is $40 (paid with your registration) and includes a written assessment and a discussion with Dianne at the Conference. The samples must be sent in by September 15, 2015. Please follow directions on the Critique Form.

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