Diane Davies

Diane Davies, award-winning author of Life in the Neck New Friends, Life in the Neck Squirrel Trouble, Life in the Neck Advent of Christmas, and Jeannie Ann’s Grandma Has Breast Cancer, lives in the Neck right next to the animals making their home there. You’ll find her in one of the Neck’s two houses with her husband Papa Butch.  Her grandchildren, Elsie and Eli, live right next store with their mom and dad.  The whole family enjoys life on the St. Croix River near Hastings, Minnesota.

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Screenplay Award Category
How do I tell my children about my breast cancer? Where do I go to find help in doing this in the right way? How do I involve my child in my journey? Written with honesty, love, and understanding this book shares with you a way to start the “I have cancer” conversation with young children.
Jeannie Ann's Grandma Has Breast Cancer
My Submission

My first ten pages are attached in PDF format.


Ruth Millingto… Mon, 15/08/2022 - 23:26

A beautifully illustrated book and storyline which addresses a taboo subject for many children.  Lovely written and insightful.  This will really help children and families who are going through this.

Diane E Davies Tue, 16/08/2022 - 23:23

In reply to by Ruth Millingto…

I appreciate your kind words regarding Jeannie Ann's Grandma Has Breast Cancer.  It has made a difference in hundreds of lives already.  Please visit https://dianedavies.com/home/jeannie-anns-foundation to find out how you can helpl.  Thanks, Diane

Charlotte Valentine Mon, 12/09/2022 - 08:55

This is extremely well done. The words and illustrations are perfectly pitched. This will help many families dealing with this issue and how to talk to children. Congratulations!

Roslyn Franken Tue, 20/09/2022 - 01:59

This story is so important. I was 18 when I was told my mother had cancer and I remember how difficult it was for me to deal with at that age. I can't imagine what it would be like for a young child. This is a beautiful book that will help so many. Best of luck and wishing you continued success with your book.

Grandma and Jeannie Ann holding hands and walking away