Helping you get from where you are to where you want to be . . .

Looking to improve your life? I can help you!

Welcome to my online domain! I pray that your visit will bring you a blessing.

If you’re looking to improve your life in some way, you’ve come to the right place. I am an expert at helping people improve their lives. And I can do the same for you.  Here’s how:

  • I will help you discover who you really are.
  • I will help you discover the God-given purpose for which you were created.
  • I will show you ways you can fulfill that purpose.
  • I will help you set goals in line with your God-given purpose. 
  • I will help you build better relationships that will make your life more fulfilling.

Tall order? Not so, when you know the right things to do.

And I know the right things to do. 🙂

You see, I have 50 years of experience learning about what makes people tick. Over those exciting years, I’ve studied–both formally and informally–the human heart with all of its needs and desires. I’ve studied the Bible–God’s Manual for Man–and I’ve put what I’ve learned into books, both fiction and non-fiction.

And I’ve done so for YOU!

You might be asking, “Why?” Because I love people, and I love to help them become all that God created them to be. Including YOU!

I help people like you in these specific ways:

  • Writing – I write books.
  • Blogging – I blog.
  • Podcasting – I create podcasts.
  • Coaching – I coach.
  • Discipling – I disciple.
  • Teaching – I teach.

People sometimes ask me why I do these things. I do them to help make your life better. At the core of everything I write, blog, and teach, at the core of all of my coaching and discipling, is a nugget of truth that will bring you more peace, more joy, and more fulfillment in your life.

Specifically, here are four values or goals I keep in mind as I do all of the above for you:

I will help you identify principles that, when applied, will propel you to success. For example, my novel, THE MADONNA OF PISANO, deals with the principle of forgiveness and how it is essential to a successful, happy life.

I will help you overcome the fear of letting go of the past in order to embrace your future. This is the principle that is at the core of my novella, SURRENDER TO LOVE.

I will help you to follow the dream God gave you, no matter what the odds and what the obstacles. My novel, A SICILIAN FAREWELL, deals with this value.

I will help you discover the purpose for which God created you. This is the core message of my book, YOU WERE MADE FOR GREATNESS!

Every time I sit down at my computer to write, I am thinking of you and your needs. And every time I sit down at my computer to write, I commit my writing to the Lord, trusting that He will establish my thoughts (Proverbs 16: 3) so that the words I write will bless you and help make your life better.

So, I invite you to take a tour of my online home, and I hope you learn a few things about yourself. I’ve placed on this website lots of tools for your personal growth–books, articles, podcasts, and other words of encouragement. I also keep adding new material to help you grow. So come back often! 🙂

If, after completing your tour, you feel you need more advice, please contact me. In addition to being a widely published, award-winning author, I am a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Biblical Counselor, and a Certified Behavioral Consultant with 20 years of experience coaching and discipling people. If you’d like to read what others have gained from my expert services, just click here.

In addition to working with the general public, I also offer specialized coaching services for writers who want to learn the following:

  • Is God calling me to write?
  • If so, where do I start?
  • What should I write?
  • How do I get published?
  • Do I need an agent?
  • Should I become an indie publisher?
  • How can I sell what I write?
  • And a host of other questions related to a writing career.

Whether you are a reader, a writer, a publisher, an editor, a media professional, a fellow author, or a simply a valued friend, I bid you a warm welcome and look forward to helping you to succeed on your life journey.

FYI: My legally trademarked brand for my writing is Truth through Fiction®️.  I write compelling, transformational fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart.  The heart, also known as the soul, is my area of chief interest and my area of professional expertise. Scripture tells us to “guard our heart with all diligence, for out of it flow the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). My goal in writing stories is to point readers to Yeshua the Messiah, the very Person of Truth.

I write for both the young, and the young-at-heart. Whether you are three or ninety-three, I trust you will find in these pages something that will draw you closer to Yeshua our Messiah.

Please feel free to browse. If you have any questions, please contact me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I love to interact with my readers. 🙂

Latest Release!

The Dandelion Patch
by MaryAnn Diorio

Illustrated by Doina Paraschiv

When Yolanda Riggins discovers that the government plans to build a new highway through her beloved dandelion patch, she rises up in protest and asserts her God-given right to private ownership of property. Will she succeed against all odds to save her dandelion patch? Will tact, truth, and tough love win the day for Yolanda and the children who love her? Read this delightful book to find out.




Now Available!


A Sicilian Farewell is Book Two in MaryAnn’s trilogy titled The Italian Chronicles.

A young man, a new land, and a dream that threatens to destroy him and his family . . .

The dream of a better life for himself and his family drives Luca Tonetta to the American Promised Land with his wife of five years, Maria Landro, and their three children. But the new Promised Land is nothing like what Luca had imagined. Forced to live in a roach-infested tenement house in the seedy section of Brooklyn, he faces the hardships, prejudice, and slanderous assaults of an Italian immigrant torn between two worlds. When Luca is accused of a crime he did not commit, he learns that a dream must first die before it can live.


Print Format




italian_book1-3d-woTHE MADONNA OF PISANO

A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . . 

Available in Kindle format.

Available in Print Format.

This is the first novel in MaryAnn’s trilogy titled THE ITALIAN CHRONICLES.  Books Two and Three will be released in the future.


Book Three: RETURN TO BELLA TERRA (To be released December 2017)






SURRENDER TO LOVE – MaryAnn’s newest novella set in Puerto Rico.

When young widow and life coach Teresa Lopez Gonzalez loses her husband in a tragic accident, she faces losing her home, her sanity, and her faith. But when widower Marcos Sanchez hires her to coach his teenage daughter, Teresa learns that God’s plans are far wiser than her own.

Available in Kindle Format and Print Format.  Purchase your copy now!

What readers are saying about SURRENDER TO LOVE:

“This was a great read and one I will definitely be telling others about. Nice and short for those who are too busy to read a lot, but so much meat to chew on for many days afterward.” ~ Cheri Swalwell, The Book Club Network

“The story was the perfect length (about 2 hours) for a busy person who wants to escape, much like with a movie, but engaging the imagination. Truly an enjoyable read.” ~ Deb, Amazon.com

“This is a very touching story about trusting God, letting go of your past and continuing to live your life to the fullest.” ~ Amazon Customer 

a-christmas-homecoming A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING wins Silver Medal in 2015 Illumination Book Award Contest. 



A Christmas Homecoming by MaryAnn Diorio reflects not only the author’s polished writing style but also her compassionate heart.  A story worth reading often—and passing along to others!” ~ Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com), multi-award-winning author of 40 books






CANDLE LOVE MaryAnn’s latest children’s picture book.

Four-year-old Keisha has a new baby sister. But Keisha does not want a new baby sister. Keisha is afraid that Mama will love Baby Tamara more than she loves her. When Mama shows Keisha three special candles, Keisha learns that there is always enough love to go around because the more one share loves, the more love grows.






TOBY TOO STTS_Cover_RGBMALL – A delightful story for young children.

Illustrated by Doina Paraschiv

Toby Michaels is small. Too small to be of much good to anyone. But one day, Toby discovers that it’s now how big you are on the outside that matters; it’s how big you are on the inside.  A delightful story for children ages 2 – 7.  

Available for Kindle and iPad.

Now available in hardcover and softcover.

Noteworthy News

My children’s picture book, WHO IS JESUS?, is a finalist in the Children’s Religion Category of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Contest!


Who Is Jesus COVER front - RGB  WHO IS JESUS? by MaryAnn Diorio
   Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

   Available in hardcover,  softcover, Kindle, and iPAD versions.





Disabled, but determined, eight-year-old Jeremiah Bentley discovers that faith can move mountains.






Stay tuned for MaryAnn’s next children’s book, The DANDELION PATCH, scheduled to be released in June 2017, Lord willing.

For all that God has done and continues to do in her life, MaryAnn gives Him all the praise and all the glory!
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