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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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A Million Ways Home

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Goodbye to 2015 and on to some exciting news in 2016! First, I got to do my very first Skype author visit. How cool! Since A Million Ways Home is a nominee for New Hampshire's Great Stone Face Award I was contacted by a library media specialist who told me she'd been reading my book to all the 4th graders at her school--50 all together. She said the students had been enjoying the story immensel... Read more of this blog post »
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I know this story has many, many fans, and although it's very well written, it just wasn't for me. It's told from too many viewpoints to keep straight, and with the difficult (for me anyway) Chinese names, I was never sure who was who. I also had dif ...more
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Loved it! What can I say? I'm a sucker for a poignant dog story with a happy ending:)
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