“Hey! I just hatched a great idea for a children’s book!”

Rene` Diane Aube is a writer for children. Her first published story, “Jesus Changes Everything,” appeared in THE KIDS ARK magazine. Rene` was also published on Angie Karcher‘s site during Angie’s “RhyPiBoMo” (Rhyme Revolution) challenge. Her current works in progress include four different series that range from picture books to middle grade fiction, with a few non-fiction sprinkled in.

Rene` has scribbled her thoughts since she was a teenager. Writing for children seemed a distant, impossible dream until 2011 when a unique story idea took root and blossomed into her first manuscript. Since that late September night, she has joined SCBWIJulie Hedlund’s 12 x 12 ChallengeChildren’s Book Insider, Kid Lit CollegeSerious Writer Academy, and Chad Allen’s Book Camp. She graduated from the Institute of Children’s Literature basic course in 2015 and is presently engaged in their advanced course, “Beyond the Basics.” She has also graduated from Susanna Hill’s “Making Picture Book Magic,” Jodell Sadler’s “Picture Book Pacing 2 WOW” and “Giraffe” classes, and Mira Reisburg’s Children’s Book Academy “From Storyteller to Exquisite Writer: The Pleasures and Craft of Poetic Technics” courses.

Rene` loves participating in Tara Lazar’s “Story Storm Challenge,” Angie Karcher’s “Rhyme Revolution,” and Carrie Charley Brown’s “Reading For Research Month.” She also won a scholarship to the 2013 Write2Ignite Conference.

She can’t remember a time when she hasn’t loved children. She began working with small children around the age of fourteen in her church’s nursery. Her volunteering continued in the capacity of room mother, home-school mom, Sunday School superintendent and teacher, nursery director, and Vacation Bible School coordinator all while being a committed wife and mother.

Rene` lives with her husband, Chuck, and three crazy cats in a one-traffic-signal hamlet in Western New York, not far from Lake Ontario. They have been married for over 36 years, and raised three sons who she considers her “greatest treasures.” Excruciating joy fills her heart when she gets to spend time with them and any or all of her six beautiful grandchildren.

She is an avid lover of God’s creation, including creatures that croak, creep, crawl, fly, scamper or gallop. She meets many potential characters at a friend’s farm where she keeps her mare, Georgia. When not dreaming up drama, she enjoys sewing, interior decorating, gardening, reading, bike riding, working with and riding Georgia and camping with Chuck in their 1960 Skyline Nomad.