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The Dandelion Patch
by MaryAnn Diorio

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.

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DR. MARYANN’S FICTION

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The Madonna of Pisano
Book 1 of The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

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

A horrifying encounter drags soon-to-be-married Maria Landro into the shocking world of religious corruption and an unrelenting village code of honor that threatens to rob her of everything she holds ear. Shunned by the very people who should have embraced her, she withdraws into the confines o Bella Terra, her family’s farm, and remains there for several years . . . until she is forced to leave to ensure the formal education of her son. In a desperate attempt to protect her child from vicious tongues and malicious hate-mongers and her family farm from bankruptcy, she determines to seek vengeance against the one who ruined her life. But when Luca Tonetta enters her life, she learns a power lesson about forgiveness and grace.

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READER COMMENTS:

“From the first couple of pages my emotions were pushed into chaos . . .This is one beautiful story that makes Christ the Redeemer shine so brightly. I’m excited to go on the next journey with these characters. Luca, Maria, Don Franco.”  – Amazon Customer 

 

perf6.000x9.000.inddA Sicilian Farewell
Book 2 of THe Italian Chronicles Trilogy

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.

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perf6.000x9.000.inddReturn to Bella Terra (To be released December 2017)
by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA

A mother, her son , and the man who threatens to come between them . . .

When she receives word that her mother is terminally ill, Maria Landro Tonetta travels to her Sicilian homeland with her son Nico. She finds herself yearning for the life she once knew as a child on Bella Terra, the family farm, now on the verge of bankruptcy. 

Caught between two worlds, Maria dreams of moving back to Sicily with her husband and children to save the farm.

When, however, Nico’s biological father unexpectedly appears at Mama’s funeral, Maria faces a new enemy to her dream.  

But is there an even greater enemy within her own soul?

 

Available December 2017

 

surrender-to-love-pm-final061815416pmSurrender to Love by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA
Can holding on to the past keep one from living the future?

When young widow and life coach Dr. Teresa Lopez Gonzalez goes to Puerto Rico to coach Pilar Sanchez, the granddaughter of her mother’s best childhood friend, Teresa comes face-to-face with her own unwillingness to surrender to God’s will for her life. In the process, she learns that only by losing her life will she truly find it.

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READER COMMENTS:

5.0 out of 5 stars
“Freedom Awaits Us When We Choose to ‘Surrender to Love'”


“A beautiful love story illustrating humanity’s real-life struggles with fear and control. A great read!” – Christine Strittmatter, Author of The Real Life Mom

 

image00112A Christmas Homecoming

A mother, a daughter, and a chasm between them . . .

When Sonia Pettit’s teenage daughter suddenly disappears for seven long years, Sonia faces losing her mind, her husband, and her faith.
 
A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING was awarded the Silver Medal for E-Book Fiction in the 2014 Illumination Awards Contest.
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READER COMMENTS:

5-Star
” . . . have a tissue box (or two), ready. Would really love to see this as a movie!” – TCors1127, Amazon Customer

 

magnolia-memoriesMagnolia Memories
When Jennie Belle Crawford’s husband dies, she vows never to betray his memory through remarriage, but when Tim LeGrand pays a visit to his elderly Aunt Hattie, Jennie Belle’s neighbor, Jennie Belle begins to wonder if God has other plans for her future.

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DR. MARYANN’S CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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!

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

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

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TOBY TOO STTS_Cover_RGBMALL by MaryAnn Diorio
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.
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READER COMMENT:
5-Star

‘Never too small. God made you just right This is a very cute story with a meaning that gives a child confidence no matter what size you are on the outside. It is okay to be different because you are also different on the inside. . . .  Loved this story very much and so did my autistic son.” – Gee Lucero Dixon

 

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CANDLE LOVE by MaryAnn Diorio
Illustrated by Valeria Wicker

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.

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amazon-cover-photo-angelsDo Angels Ride Ponies? by MaryAnn Diorio
Illustrated by Valeria Wicker

Disable, but determined, eight-year-old Jeremiah Bentley discovers the power of faith to achieve the impossible.

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 READER COMMENTS:

5-Star
“I loved this book – smiling, sympathizing with and supporting Jeremiah, crying, and experiencing joy – during it’s reading, and would love to read more books written by Mrs. Diorio.” – Bonnie L. Roof

 

                                                        
The Dandelion
Patch
by MaryAnn Diorio                             

Illustrated by Doina Paraschiv

In this delightful story, feisty, fun, and faithful Yolanda Riggins takes her young readers on an exciting journey as she fights to save her famous dandelion patch from the government’s attempt to enforce eminent domain.

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A Student's Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne by MaryAnn DiorioA Student’s Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD
Volume 1 in the Outstanding American Authors Series Nathaniel Hawthorne is an outstanding American author who lived and wrote during the 19th century. His fiction deals with a wide variety of themes, including alienation, sin, guilt, pride, and hypocrisy. He delves into issues of the human heart that cross generational lines. In A Student’s Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dr. MaryAnn Diorio has provided a rich resource for understanding and appreciating the works of this great author. Kindle eBook        iPad eBook

 

A Student's Guide to Herman Melville by MaryAnn Diorio A Student’s Guide to Herman Melville by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD
Volume 2 in the Outstanding American Authors Series Herman Melville is an outstanding American author who lived and wrote during the 19th century. He wrote MOBY DICK, one of the greatest novels in this history of all literature. Melville’s writings blend fact with fiction and high adventure with powerful symbolism His personal experiences in far-off lands allowed Melville to bring a great sense of realism to his fiction. In A Student’s Guide to Herman Melville, Dr. MaryAnn Diorio has provided a rich resource for understanding and appreciating the life and works of this literary giant. Kindle eBook         iPad eBook

 

 A Student's Guide to Mark Twain by MaryAnn DiorioA Student’s Guide to Mark Twain by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD
Volume 3 in the Outstanding American Authors Series Mark Twain is an outstanding American author who lived and wrote during the 19th century and died in 1910. He is most famous for two novels: The Adventures of Tom Sawyher and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain’s greatest contributions to American style reside in his humorist approach and his unique use of language. In A Student’s Guide to Mark Twain, Dr. MaryAnn Diorio has provided a rich resource for understanding and appreciating the works of this great author. Kindle eBook       iPad eBook

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

DR. MARYANN’S NON-FICTION

the-daystar-devotionalThe Daystar Devotional: Encouragement in Your Walk with Jesus

Are you looking for daily encouragement in your walk with Christ? The Daystar Devotional will provide just what you’re looking for. Daily readings will give you fresh insight into Scripture verses that will inspire you, encourage you, and strengthen you as you face the challenges of life. A powerful tool for growing in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

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READER COMMENTS:

5.0 out of 5 stars
I am enjoying this devotional. Dr. Diorio relays thoughts that cause you to think deeply about your spiritual life and challenge you to become your best for Christ. She has presented important concepts in profound ways that have impacted my thinking. I would definitely recommend this devotional to anyone who wants to enhance their quiet time with the Lord.” – TM, Amazon Customer

 

greatness-ebook-cover-072516You Were Made for Greatness (formerly titled Selling Yourself on You) (e-Book)

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, life coach, and businesswoman, 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 purpose in life. YOU WERE MADE FOR GREATNESS! offers practical advice which, if applied, guarantees success and will help you become all that God created you to be.

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 amazon-coverSelling Yourself on You by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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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 businesswoman, Dr. Mary Ann Diorio, deals with such life-changing topics as overcoming worry and fear, taking charge of your life, learning to accept yourself, and finding your purpose in life.

Selling Yourself on You offers practical advice which, if applied, guarantees success and will help you become all that God wants you to be.

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God Speaks to Me by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

Do you ever wonder if God speaks to people? Do you ever wonder if God speaks to you? Have you ever tried to hear Him, but to no avail?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will be happy to learn that you can hear the voice of God speaking to you every single day.Dr. MaryAnn Diorio was just like you, until one day, she came across 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice by Dr. Mark and Patti Virkler. From that encounter evolved this book, God Speaks to Me, a record of what our Lord spoke to MaryAnn over the course of ten years. At first, MaryAnn thought these messages from God were only for her ears. But our Lord has made it clear that the messages are for the entire Body of Christ.So purchase your copy today and hear what God has to say to you, His precious child.

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making-your-marriage-work-amazonMaking Your Marriage Work by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

Are you having marriage problems that you can’t seem to overcome? If so, this book will help you. Perhaps you have a good marriage. This book will help make it even better. Order your copy today and experience a marriage that’s “heaven on earth.”

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514opfhcgqlFrom the Treadmill to the Balance Beam: Biblical Principles for Achieving Balance in Life by MaryAnn Diorio Are you are feeling frazzled, frenetic, and fatigued? If so, this is the book to move you from chaos to balance in your life.

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beyond-the-grave-sw-cover-3-7-2016Beyond the Grave: Where Will You Go When You Die? by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

Are you afraid to die? Do you know where your spirit and soul will go when you die? There is a life after this life. There are two locations where your spirit and soul can go after you die: Heaven or Hell. The choice is up to you. This booklet explains how to make sure you will go to Heaven when you die.

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amazon-after-youre-born-again_After You’re Born Again by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

When a person accepts Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, he becomes a child of God with an inheritance of authority and power. This booklet explores and explains what the believer’s authority is and how to apply it to one’s life.

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the-abcs-of-topnotch-writingThe ABCs of TopNotch Writing by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

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. In this brief but information-packed book, you will learn how to turn your writing career around with the three key elements of writing success: Attitude, Business, and Craft.

Don’t put off success any longer. Get your copy of The ABCs of TopNotch Writing now, and start experiencing the publishing success you’ve always wanted.

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self-image-the-writer-image-amazonSelf-Image & the Writer by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

Writing success is largely due to how a writer sees herself. In this short but substantive booklet, award-winning author Dr. MaryAnn Diorio discusses critical steps for achieving writing success.

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book-writingchildrenfictionWriting Fiction for Children by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio (Soon to be released)

Have you always wanted to write stories for children but you just don’t know where to start? Then start right here with this concise, information-packed booklet. You will learn how to find viable ideas, how to create live characters, and how to develop page-turning plots. So don’t postpone your dream another minute. Buy this book now!

 

book-writingchildrennonfictionWriting Non-Fiction for Children by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio (Soon to be released) Non-fiction is the fastest growing segment in the children’s publishing industry. MaryAnn discusses the basics of getting started in this exciting field. You will learn how to find ideas, how to research your topic, and how to organize your material. You will also learn how to submit your work to a publisher.

 

BOOKS TO WHICH DR. MARYANN HAS CONTRIBUTED:

i-believe-in-healingI Believe in Healing by Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk
Includes “The Power of Faith” by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

When a loved one is injured or ill, what do Christians do? They pray, expecting God to intervene with a miracle of healing. They pray not only because the Bible says to do so, but also because God has shown Himself faithful to heal throughout history and even today. I Believe in Healing is a one-of-a-kind collection of true stories that demonstrate God’s healing power. Readers will find dozens of biblical, historical, and present-day accounts of physical and emotional healings, written in Cecil Murphey’s heartwarming, uplifting style that made 90 Minutes in Heaven a New York Times bestseller. Anyone who needs a touch from God for themselves or a loved one will find encouragement and inspiration in these pages.

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mastering-the-art-of-successMastering the Art of Success by Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, and MaryAnn Diorio
Includes “TopNotch Success” by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD In today’s business world, success is an art form. You must continue to broaden your knowledge base to keep up with the latest trends, strategie, and ideas to master the art of success.

DISCLAIMER: MaryAnn’s article is written from a Biblical worldview. She does not vouch for the other articles and, in fact, disagrees with those whose worldview is not Biblical.

To order, please write to info@maryanndiorio.com.

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daily-devotions-for-writersDaily Devotions for Writers by Patricia Lorenz
Includes Devotional for November 11 by MaryAnn Diorio


Daily Devotions for Writers
is the friend every writer needs: warm, real-life stories, prayers, and inspirational quotes to keep you writing every day of the year! Daily Devotions for Writers is the friend every writer needs: warm, real-life stories, prayers, and inspirational quotes to keep you writing every day of the year!
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god-answers-moms-prayersGod Answers Moms’ Prayers: Inspiring True Stories of Faith and Hope
by Allison Bottke

Includes “The Power of Faith” by MaryAnn Diorio

Few emotions run as deep as a mother’s love for her children. This collection of brief, touching narratives inspires women to combine their love with faith and hope, praying with confidence and thankfulness. The settings include…

“Mom, I’m pregnant’…the words no parent wants to hear from her unmarried teen

“Tying My Son’s Shoes”…a mom thinks back on her grown son’s life

“An Urge to Pray”…when God prompts a mom to intercede right now

“Shattered Dreams”…when a child is born handicapped

“Gideon’s Bride”…a mom prays for her son’s future wife

Readers will be reminded that whether moms offer prayers of praise and thanksgiving or desperate cries for help during trial and tribulation, God often answers in profound and poignant ways.
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the-heart-of-a-teacherThe Heart of a Teacher: True Stories of Inspiration and Encouragement
by Wayne Holmes

Includes “Miss Ritter’s Bible” by MaryAnn Diorio A stirring new collection of true stories about teachers from the author of The Heart of a Father. They bring honor to the unsung heroes who teach children in school and Sunday school. These narratives, from contributors including John Ortberg, Elmer Towns, Richard Foster, and Tracie Peterson, touch the heart while pointing readers to God, the Master Teacher. Each is short enough to read in a sitting, and the stories are ideal devotional readings.

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rest-stops-for-busy-momsRest Stops for Busy Moms by Susan Titus Osborne
Includes “The Forgotten Math Book” by MaryAnn Diorio

Christian perspective, believable humor, and been-there understanding delightfully come together in this colorful pair of light-reading gift books. These stories and reflections—direct from the trenches—capture enough of the real world to connect with every reader, but deliver lessons of faith and hope from the big-picture world of God’s glorious possibilities.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, end-of-the-school-year presents, or as anytime remembrances, these gorgeous volumes make a great way to bring a busy woman’s life down to size.

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rest-stops-for-teachersRest Stops for Teachers by Susan Titus Osborne
Includes “Miss Ritter’s Bible” by MaryAnn Diorio

Christian perspective, believable humor, and been-there understanding delightfully come together in this colorful pair of light-reading gift books. These stories and reflections—direct from the trenches—capture enough of the real world to connect with every reader, but deliver lessons of faith and hope from the big-picture world of God’s glorious possibilities.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, end-of-the-school-year presents, or as anytime remembrances, these gorgeous volumes make a great way to bring a busy woman’s life down to size.

                                                                               Hardcover

 

my-turn-to-careMy Turn to Care: Encouragement for Care-Givers of Aging Parents by Marlene Bagnull
Includes “Be Still” – Poem by MaryAnn Diorio

A book to help you discover God’s blessings and draw on His strength as you care for your aging parent. Devotionals and poetry by over 100 authors are divided into six helpful sections: Growing Older; Needing More Support; Live-in Parents; The Nursing Home Decision; Watching, Waiting, and Praying; and Going Home.
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religious-writers-marketplace-1990Religious Writers Marketplace by William H. Gentz (1993)
Includes Article on Contests by MaryAnn Diorio

This guide is a basic reference tool for anyone interested in writing for religious markets. It contains accessible, “how-to” articles, listings of regional and denominational publications and Jewish/Judaica publishers, expanded lists of scholarly and professional journals, plus addresses, phone/FAX numbers, contact names, and more.

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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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