There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives and in our daily tasks. Here at home everyone will have the privilege of making whatever self-denial is necessary, not only to supply our fighting men, but to keep the economic structure of our country fortified and secure during the war and after the war.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio broadcast to the nation, April 28, 1942

About Me

I'm Diane Mayr, public librarian and writer. I've been published primarily in the area of children's books, but over the past several years, my interests have changed slightly and now I write poetry, primarily haiku, for adults.

You can learn more about me at And, for information about my haiku and haiga (illustrated haiku), check out

I'm also a long-time member of The Write Sisters, a group of seven children's writers.