About The Artist

Dorianne Allister Winkler grew up in Montreal, Canada where she studied art at Concordia University as well as the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

She spends her time between her home on Kauai, Hawaii —(where she has resided for thirty years)—and in Vancouver, Canada. Dorianne spent most of her life teaching in both public schools and the private sector. Her innovative programs introducing Conflict Resolution and Empathy Skills were highly acclaimed.

Traveling abroad with her husband and daughter, she is a founding member of Amicusfoundation.org, working to benefit women and children in Thailand, India and Bhutan.

At present, she has published the first of her children’s book series featuring a magical millipede who writes hilarious story-poems with colorful and elaborate illustrations.
Please follow her books at PukeyPoetry.com as well as Instagram: Pukey Poetry and Mz.Millipede.