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Dianna Dorisi Winget

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Tacoma, WA, The United States


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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) Her next novel, "A...more

A Million Ways Home A Smidgen of Sky
Distractions get a bad rap. Probably because they often hold the hand of procrastination, preventing us from doing the important stuff we all need to do. Since I'm a writer, I face an abundance of distractions that can prevent me from writing. But not all distractions deserve to be vilified. Here are the top three distractions for me, and why I think they're perfectly acceptable.

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Average rating: 3.79 · 52 ratings · 22 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
A Smidgen of Sky
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Dianna Winget added a status update: Just received the beautiful galleys for A Million Ways Home! Should get to list a giveaway soon.
date: May 12, 2014 12:00AM
location: Mother Daughter Book Reviews & Youth Literature Reviews (WW), Canada

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