Reading NED THE KNITTING PIRATE at Luna Park's "Halloween Harvest" in Coney Island, NY October 2017


Diana Murray with illustrator Bats Langley at the launch party of GROGGLE'S MONSTER VALENTINE at AFA | NYC Gallery in SoHo, 2017


Princeton Children's Book Festival, 2017


2016 SCBWI Magazine Merit Honor for the poem, "Baxter the Cleaning Dog" (Highlights, April 2015)

2014 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for

the poem, "Ocean Beach", illustrated by Kevin Zimmer (Highlights, August 2013).

2013 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for the poem, "Sandy Surprise" (Clubhouse Jr., August 2012), illustrated by Patrice Barton.

2013 SCBWI Magazine Merit Honor for her poem, "Unwelcome to Opposite Island" (Highlights for Children, July 2012), which featured a full-spread illustration by John O'Brien.

2010 SCBWI Barbara Karlin Grant for her rhyming picture book manuscript--an early version of GRIMELDA, THE VERY MESSY WITCH. You can read more about her experience here: "PiBoIdMo Success Story" (Tara Lazar's blog).