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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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Of all the questions aspiring authors ask, Do I need an agent, is at the top of the list. And the quick answer is--it depends. If you decide to self publish and go it alone, then no. If you're writing a book that will appeal to a very small, niche audience, then no. Although the number is dwindling, there are still some publishing houses, especially small ones, which accept unsolicited manuscri... Read more of this blog post »
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"This was an amazing book i loved the discription and how it gave the persionalitys of the characters mintioned. There was sad parts but that was what made the book so enjoyable for me to read. "
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Another fun adventure story by Kenneth Oppel. There were a few short sections that left me a bit puzzled, but an enjoyable read overall. If you liked Airborne, which I definitely did, you'll be a fan of this one too.
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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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