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Pianist * Music Director 

Composer * Lyricist * Author



E V E N T S​

Ms. Vann's children's book MR. PRICKLE BEAR
with illustrations by artist Richard Arlo Kinsey is here!


MR. PRICKLE BEAR had a fabulous visit  with students at NEWPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! Miss Lili Bray's 2nd grade class got to meet Mr. Prickle Bear and hear the story read by the author! 


We've gone to press for our Second Printing already! 

Books are going fast, and only a very limited number of Hard-Covers remain. 

This heart-warming story is good all year long, so be sure to pick up your copy right here!

Every Sunday

Music Director, Pianist, Singer, Choir Director for The Center for Spiritual Living. 10:20 am the music begins!

     1202 Puerta del Sol Suite 100

      San Clemente, Ca. 92673


Musicals, Books and more!

Diane's children's musicals have been produced by Tony Award winning South Coast Repertory.


Children's books in development are; a Poetry book, a story about a shy little mouse, and the further adventures of MR. PRICKLE BEAR.



A new musical that was commissioned by THE LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE and had a fantastic response, is now in re-writes for upcoming productions.


Based on the story by L.Frank Baum (The Wizard of Oz), this fantasy adventure tells the story of Santa Claus in a whole new way. Adapted for the stage by Greg Atkins, Music and Lyrics by Diane King Vann (and Greg Atkins), it is now in re-writes with Director Joe Lauderdale. 


A beautiful score and surprising characters make this new musical a sure-fire hit in the Holiday Musical genre.

Book Signings and Readings 

The Author is available for personal appearances, book signings and readings!




High Praise about Mr. Prickle Bear from Educator Lynne Levine of Virginia

   I JUST realized that I never wrote you after I had read "Mr. Prickle Bear"! I love, love, LOVE it, and am SOOOOO proud of you!!! It's beautiful, and Richard's work is beautiful too. What a wonderful collaboration - you are AWESOME!!!!!!


Review from the children of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" National Tour

     The children of WHO-VILLE  loved hearing the story read aloud to them by the author's daughter, Chelsea Vann. "We loved the story! The Bear had a change of heart . . . just like The Grinch! We want to share it with our school at home." 

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