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MaryAnn Diorio is a Christian, family-focused, historical women’s fiction career novelist who writes stories that offer healing, hope, and happily-ever-after.



What readers are saying about MaryAnn Diorio’s fiction:

Your writing is simply outstanding – the stories come straight from your Christ-centered heart and gifted pen . . . . Folks, don’t walk, run to Amazon and check out MaryAnn’s books. You will NOT be disappointed.”~ Author Marianne Evans

“From the first couple of pages my emotions were pushed into chaos.” ~ D.D., Avid Fiction Reader

“MaryAnn Diorio has a style of writing that pulls me in – – her descriptions transported me to another time and another country, and I genuinely enjoyed this journey.” ~ Patti Jo Moore, Author

“Fabulous historical fiction! Intense. Gripping. Emotive.” ~ Book Reviewer

“Diorio will tug at your heart . . . . “

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“The author writes from her heart and draws you into every word.” ~ Gee Dixon, Reviewer

“You will not be disappointed!” ~ Carlo B. Melini, MD, FAA


New Releases . . . 

Dixie Randolph and the Secret of Seabury Beach
A Middle-Grade Novel for Eight-to-Twelve-Year-Olds
Book 1 in The Dixie Randolph Series

When a 12- year-old girl discovers a buried treasure, she faces losing her life in order to protect her family, her best friend, and the people of her town.  




Penelope Pumpernickel: Mystery Maven
A Chapter Book for Six-to-Ten-Year-Olds
Book 3 in The Penelope Pumpernickel Series

Eight-year-old Penelope Pumpernickel and her BFF, Tilly Mendoza, set out to solve the mystery of the loose brick. Will Grandy Ungerleider mess up their plans once again? And what about pets at Homeschool Consortium?

This delightful and entertaining addition to the Penelope Pumpernickel Series of Chapter Books for Children will keep your child turning pages, laughing at the antics of these beloved, homeschooled children, and developing reading skills and good character along the way.





Coming soon . . . 

The Captain and Mrs. Vye
Book 1 in The Senior Sweethearts Series

When a young widow inherits a seaside inn upon the untimely death of her husband, she receives more than she bargained for as whaling boat captain Paul Richards becomes her first tenant and disrupts her calm and peaceful life.

Set in charming Cape May, New Jersey, in the early 20th century, this story will captivate your heart, delight your soul, and leave you with a sweet taste in your literary palate.



Latest Releases . . . 

Miracle in Milan
A Novel

A female auditor discovers evidence that the man she loves is an embezzler . . . 

Set in beautiful Milan, Italy, this contemporary romantic suspense novel will keep you on the edge of your seat and turning pages as heroine Amy Torelli, CPA and Chief Auditor for Enson Pharmaceuticals, struggles to discover the culprit of an embezzlement scheme that points to the man she loves.



Penelope Pumpernickel: Dynamic Detective
A Chapter Book for Six-to-Ten-Year-Olds
Book 2 in The Penelope Pumpernickel Chapter Book series

Penelope Pumpernickel: Dynamic Detective 
Book 2 in The Penelope Pumpernickel Series of Chapter Books for Six-to-Ten-Year-Olds!



Calling All Christ-Followers . . . 

The Iron Saint

“The Church in America is on the verge of a tremendous spiritual awakening, an awakening that will first be fueled by persecution unlike anything we have ever seen before in this land. Indeed, a prophetic word given in my home church during the month of November gave this warning to the Church: ‘Prepare for the fire of persecution!'” (An Excerpt from The Iron Saint)

What others are saying about The Iron Saint . . .

“The Iron Saint is truly an informative and inspiration work designed to equip every believer with many deeper areas of truth from God’s Word.  It is filled with teaching that is so needed in today’s world of complacency and indifference to the things of God.  This is a handbook for saints who want to rise above mediocrity, passivity and the common teaching of cheap grace.  Written with passion and clarity, TheIron Saint is a must read for serious students of the Word of God who want to maintain a more intimate walk with God.  Within its pages you will discover the secrets of becoming a powerful warrior for God who has unlimited opportunities in the Spirit.  You will want to use The Iron Saint as a companion to your everyday study of God’s Word as it will take you on a journey of revelation into what God is really looking for in every believer who is living for God’s pleasure.”
                   ~ Pastor Bill Brendel, Pastor, Glad Tidings Assembly of God, Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey


The Italian Chronicles Trilogy
Book 1: The Madonna of Pisano
Book 2: A Sicilian Farewell
Book 3: Return to Bella Terra


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You’ll find it here!


An Award-Winning Novel . . . 

In Black and White

First Place Winner in Historical Fiction in the
2020 Christian Indie Awards Contest. 


A white woman. A black man. And their forbidden love.

Can endurance and faith sustain the love between a white woman and a black man, threatened by rejection, guilt, and racial injustice? Can love alone reconcile their starkly different worlds, lighting the way to a bright future together?

When graduate student, Tori Pendola, a white American woman, and Jebuni Kalitsi, a black Ghanaian exchange student and heir to his tribe’s chieftaincy, fall deeply in love, they must face not only their own inner demons of rejection and guilt but also the demons of societal hatred bent on destroying their relationship. Will their love survive the cruel and bitter attacks against them? Or will hatred and prejudice gain the upper hand?

In Black and White is a deeply moving story of the power of God’s love to restore all that is broken in our lives.

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Learn “the story behind the story” of writing In Black and White:

Part 1: https://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-story-behind-story-of-in-black-and.html

Part 2: https://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-story-behind-story-of-in-black-and_25.html

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