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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) Her next novel, "A...more


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Average rating: 3.88 · 80 ratings · 38 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
A Smidgen of Sky
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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A Million Ways Home
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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I swear, it wasn't very long ago at all that I didn't even know what a blog was. They were novel, unusual and kind of cool. Then seemingly overnight, the blogosphere exploded. You can find blogs covering nearly every subject in existence, it's pretty amazing really. But the truth be told, many blogs came into being not because the writer is truly passionate about a topic, but simply because, we... Read more of this blog post »
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I picked up a copy of this book at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference and really enjoyed it. Both main characters, teens Angel and Brie, are fully developed, unique and likable. The story itself is well written and sustained my interest to the...more
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Dog books are always a hit, but this book was much more than just a book about a dog. It was touching as it tackled many issues when Poppy has to find her place in the world. It's a book about second chances, staying safe... " Read more of this review »
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