MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA

Biography

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including The Saturday Evening Post, Decision, and Human Events. She is the author of THE MADONNA OF PISANO (TopNotch Press, 2015), SURRENDER TO LOVE (TopNotch Press, 2015), and A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING (Harbourlight Books, 2012), She has also authored seven children’s books: CANDLE LOVE, TOBY TOO SMALL, DO ANGELS RIDE PONIES? and WHO IS JESUS?, A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO HERMAN MELVILLE, and A STUDENT’S GUIDE TO MARK TWAIN, all published by TopNotch Press. Dr. MaryAnn, as she is affectionately called, is married to Dominic. They have two amazing grown daughters,a wonderful son-in-law, and five rambunctious grandchildren. When not writing, MaryAnn loves to read, to paint, and to make up silly songs for her grandchildren.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I wrote poetry as a teenager and won a national poetry contest when I was 15.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest novel, THE MADONNA OF PISANO, was inspired by an incident that occurred in my distant ancestry. I love genealogy and have been researching my family history for a number of years. During a time of research, I discovered an incident in my family history that I knew needed to be told. While my novel is mostly fiction, the seed of the story came from a past generation in my family tree.
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Books

Surrender to Love
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,080. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
Can a past love keep Dr. Teresa Lopez Gonzalez from moving forward with her life?
Beyond the Grave
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Is there life after death? Read this riveting booklet by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio to find out. It’s free to all who request it.
From the Treadmill to the Balance Beam: Biblical Principles for Achieving Balance in Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
If you are feeling frazzled, frenetic, and fatigued, this is the book to move you from chaos to balance in your life.
Magnolia Memories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Jennie Belle Crawford’s husband dies, she vows never to betray his memory through remarriage, but when Tim LeGrand steps into her life, Jennie Belle wonders if God has other plans.
The ABCs of TopNotch Writing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Professional development, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Are you frustrated with where you are in your writing career? Have you been trying to get published, but to no avail? Do you wonder if there are secrets to writing success? If these questions describe you, you need The ABCs of TopNotch Writing. Learn how to turn your writing career around with the three key elements of writing success: Attitude, Business, and Craft. Get your copy now!
You Were Made For Greatness!
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
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Here at last! A dynamic book that will help you overcome negative feelings about yourself and put you on the road to success in every area of your life. Using sound Biblical principles, nationally known author and life coach, Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, deals with such life-changing topics as overcoming worry and fear, taking charge of your life, learning to accept yourself, and finding your life purpose.

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