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Welcome to my domain! I’ve designed it to bless you and to benefit you. You will find here lots of valuable information that will add to your life in terms of entertaining reading, inspiring listening, and wisdom in daily living.  So, explore and feast on what you may need at this point in your life. May you leave with a deeper revelation of God’s infinite love for you and fresh inspiration to fulfill the great destiny to which He has called you. ~ Dr. MaryAnn
Latest Release!

The Dandelion Patch
by MaryAnn Diorio

Illustrated by Doina Paraschiv

Winner of “BEST BOOK IN JUVENILE FICTION” in the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards Contest

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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