Diane Silcox Jarrett

Author & Freelance Writer

“Side By Side”

is a picture book about John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk.
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Side By Side is a rich tale of two North Carolina musicians growing up and their paths in life that lead them to make a mark on the music world. The water color illustrations provided a beautiful backdrop to these two historic lives. This book is a wonderful, informational read for young and old music lovers alike. A definite must read.
- Ashley Berwanger - 2nd Grade Teacher Wake County Public School System



Writing, history, and reading are things I have enjoyed since I was young. Fortunately, I have been able to combine all of these in my years as a freelance writer. I have been lucky to met and interview some very fascinating and talented people over the years. I also enjoy sharing my love of writing with young people. I am constantly amazed at their creative and quick minds. They inspire me with my own writing and keep me on my toes.

I invite you to read samples of my writing and review my workshops and services.

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About The Author

Diane feels lucky to be able to combine her love of writing and teaching. She has written four creative nonfiction children’s books and also for several magazines. Her story, "Called Home", the story of two young Marines from Raleigh who died in Vietnam, was a finalist in the 2017 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition. Diane works with students to help ease any anxiety of writing. She understands writer’s block does happen.
She shares with students that if they open their minds to their own creative thoughts their stories will flow. She tells students she too works on her writing techniques by working with other writers. There is nothing she enjoys more than seeing a smile come across the face of a student when they share their own story.

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