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Dianna Dorisi Winget

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Dianna begin writing at nine years old, when she would stuff notebooks under her bed to prevent prying eyes from seeing her wonderful masterpieces. It wasn't until graduating from high school that she finally admitted her love for writing.

With the support of her parents, she was able to enroll in the Institute of Children's Literature, a well-respected correspondance school. After completing both the basic and advanced courses, Dianna began selling short stories and articles to magazines such as Clubhouse, U*S* Kids, Child Life, and Good Reading for Everyone.

It wasn't until 2012, that Dianna realized her dream of writing middle grade novels for kids with the publication of "A Smidgen of Sky," (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) followed by the se
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Average rating: 4.27 · 621 ratings · 144 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
A Million Ways Home

4.32 avg rating — 527 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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A Smidgen of Sky

3.93 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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I’m not only a voracious reader but also a writer who has been involved with publishing for thirty years. I’ve had plenty of opportunity to see trends come and go, to watch the popularity of genres rise, peak and fall. Some last mere months, some for years, some cycle around and around—true crime, paranormal, contemporary, western, romance, science fiction, memoirs—and the list goes on.

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Another masterfully written story by Laura Hillenbrand. I can't imagine how much time she spends researching her books, in fact, Seabiscuit contains a few more details than necessary, and I found myself skimming short portions to get on with the stor ...more
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Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
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I really enjoyed this engaging, bittersweet, memorable story about a forbidden love that was meant to be, but not allowed by the prejudice of the 1940s. This story makes you realize that many things have changed since then, but a surprising number of ...more
" Aww, thanks, Anna. And yes, Marley and Me would have definitely shown up had I made a longer list :) "
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December 7, 2012 I'll be happy to discuss my debut MG, "A Smidgen of Sky," as well as to answer questions about writing and publishing for children.
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Dianna Winget Ally wrote: "Hey Dianna! It's Alicia T. I never got a chance to read A Million Ways Home before I left Sandpoint, but the library in Dallas has it! It's on hold and I'm waiting for it to come. I thought you'd t..."

Hey, Ally! Good to hear from you! I can't wait to see what you think of A Million Ways Home :) Scholastic is releasing a paperback edition on March 29th.


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Ally Hey Dianna! It's Alicia T. I never got a chance to read A Million Ways Home before I left Sandpoint, but the library in Dallas has it! It's on hold and I'm waiting for it to come. I thought you'd think that was cool though.


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Sue Hi Dianna -
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