Diane Campbell Green is a research historian and amateur genealogist. She received a Bachelor's degree from Worcester State College in Massachusetts then attended graduate school at Marquette University and the University of Virginia. As a graduate student, she assisted the editors of the Papers of George Washington and the Papers of James Madison. Her first time in print was as coeditor of American Manuscripts, 1763 to 1815, an index to the early manuscript trade. Post academia, she was a researcher for several major New York and Tampa retained executive search firms.
Ms. Campbell Green was inspired and urged on by a dear friend to write. She first wrote her own short memoir. Genealogy was the next step. It combined her love of research with a rusty start at writing commercially. Later some photographs given to her by a favorite relative were the catalysis to write On Being Great Again, A Surgeon, A Soldier, A Family Man, Jack J. Caleca, MD. This book is a World War II history and personal memoir about a very influential family member of the 'Greatest Generation.' Next, Ms. Campbell Green overlaid a family history with national history and the local history of Bristol, Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age. The book is entitled This Was Their Time and is presented as historical fiction.
The writing bug took hold. For several months, early morning thoughts about her childhood in Yardley, Pennsylvania pressed her to compose positive, happy, humorous memories into books for children 12 and under. The first attempt is entitled Santa and The Cotton Tree. It is a children’s story about a magical Christmas Eve journey and an old Pennsylvania tradition; a Christmas cotton tree. The book was published by Covenant Books and released in 2020. Santa and the Cotton Tree won a Royal Dragonfly award in 2020.
The stories keep coming. Now they are longer and more humorous. The Sparkling Adventures of Becky and Friends is published by Covenant Books. It is now available. It is a chapter book about the adventures and explorations of a group of children lead by eight-year-old Becky Chalmers. As Ms. Campbell Green began the ‘Becky books,’ a talented friend, Linda Elizabeth Jones, created illustrations for the series. Mrs. Jones exquisite artwork was included in Santa and the Cotton Tree. Mrs. Jones has illustrated the entire Becky Chalmers collection. The third book in the series, is tentatively entitled Goats and Ginger Ale Floats, Becky and Friends. It will be available in October 2021. A fourth 'Becky Book' is currently being illustrated.
Two early readers for children just starting their education have been published by Digital Publishers. One is entitled, Senecca Starstopper Can Fly. The second early reader is Boys and Girls, Dimples and Curls.
All books are/will be available at www.dcgbooks.com. Watch for sales in the fall of 2021
The writing spirit appears to be holding steady. Ms. Campbell Green has also written poetry with a religious theme, an historical essay about Civil War era ancestors which will appear in the Fall 2021 issue of History Magazine. A complimentary how-to on making a Christmas cotton tree, which is very relevant for Christmas 2021, is available only on the website. She has completed a contemporary companion 'Becky Book,' from the perspective of Emily Chalmers Gordon, granddaughter of Becky Chalmers, it too is complimentary and only offered on the website. Ms. Campbell Green intends to write for as long as she can hold a pen and make a computer work properly.