I'm Jean Daigneau and I love writing books for children!

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Highlights Publications

View my publications to Highlights Magazine. The magazine for kids that is filled with stories, games, puzzles, riddles, science experiments, craft and more!

About Jean Daigneau

My passion for writing started for me as early as sixth grade! Click here to read the story of my journey on how I became an author and illustrator.

WriteForKids.org Webinar

On this episode of Kidlit Distancing Social, Host Laura Backes interviews myself and fellow author Gloria Adams. We share some of our best self-editing tips to help you get your manuscript submission-ready.

Check out Two-4-One Kid Critiques to get the BEST DEAL for getting your book manuscript critiqued! Get Two Critiques for the price of one! Jean Daigneau and Gloria Adams will each give you a separate critique as well as their collaborative thoughts on your manuscript.

Enjoy My Ramblings!

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

"So it is with writing. You only need one word."

I was Regional Advisor for the Northern Ohio SCBWI back in the “olden days” before Facebook and blogs were the way to communicate. As a way to share my thoughts, I posted a number of RA Ramblings on the Northern Ohio website. Some of them are included here. I hope you gain even a small nugget of wisdom from some of my rambling thoughts.

Latest Ramblings

How do you know if you’ve got potential or even raw talent?

“Unless you live in a cave, you’ve heard of American Idol.” That was a recent comment made by a morning news anchors prior to a clip about the latest American Idol poll.

I don’t profess to living in a cave, although if you’ve seen my office you might suggest I should, and the more isolated the better. But, seriously, she’s right. I love music, but I rarely watch the show. But I will admit to talent envy because I couldn’t sing my way out of a shower.

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Taking Risks

On my son’s 21st birthday, he celebrated by taking his first parachute jump. I can assure you this was not the way I wanted him to celebrate his birthday, and I was a nervous wreck and mad as all get out. When I graduated from high school, I celebrated with a trip to the Boston and New York area with two friends. The exciting part of the trip was that we didn’t have a clue where we were staying (of course, our parents didn’t know that), and spent one night in a men’s dorm at Yale and one night crashed on the floor of some young musician’s home that we had met on the street.

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