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

4.32 avg rating — 1,349 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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A Smidgen of Sky

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Losing a Best Friend

I lost my best friend yesterday. My beloved senior dashound Sassie. She was thirteen and had been struggling with some type of neurological issue the last several years. The vet never could confirm exactly what is was since her hips and spine were okay. It had more to do with the nerves and brain not communicating properly. She got by great for most of her life, but this past year there was a n... Read more of this blog post »
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A Million Ways Home by Dianna Dorisi Winget
"Polly Parker has known tragedy in her life:

Her parents were killed by a bomb when she was a baby. She never knew them.

Now, years later, her guardian Grandma Beth has suffered a stroke and is in a nursing home.

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"ICCA 2018-2019
I really enjoyed this one a lot. This poor kid sure went through a lot."
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This book has such an interesting premise, but only a few chapters in it became evident that the main character is having an affair with her husbands best friend so I stopped reading. Disappointing.
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I think Lisa Genova is a fantastic author. I loved, Still Alice, because it was so touching and poignant. I’ve read it at least three times. I also enjoyed Left Neglected. While I found, Every Note Played, to be powerful and authentic as well, it lef ...more
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"Though there were questions I had at the beginning of the book, the story soon began to feel similar to other books I'd recently read and my interest waned. The basic difference was surviving a crash in Colorado rather than the Amazon.

I found the..." Read more of this review »
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I don’t read too much historical fiction but the premise of a secret orphan was intriguing. It was a bit slow in a few places, but I enjoyed the light suspense, the characters, and the overall story.
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57079 Authors Lounge — 1058 members — last activity Jul 09, 2019 01:30PM
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25x33 Ask Dianna Winget — 9 members — last activity Dec 07, 2012 04:24PM
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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26225 Kids/Teens Book Club — 5962 members — last activity Jul 10, 2019 07:40AM
Welcome to the group :) Here we talk about and recommend plenty of MG/YA books, as well as discuss film, music, our writing, current affairs and much ...more
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To celebrate the first anniversary of A Smidgen of Sky, I'm hosting a middle grade Q &A on November 7, 2013. Ask your questions about writing/publishi ...more
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Dianna Winget Debbie wrote: "http://www.writersdigest.com/online-e...
Hi Dianna,
I pulled up How to Write the Perfect Query Letter and realized it was your letter t..."


Debbie wrote: "http://www.writersdigest.com/online-e...
Hi Dianna,
I pulled up How to Write the Perfect Query Letter and realized it was your letter t..."


Hi Debbie! Thanks for the kind words :) I actually had forgotten all about this, but I was tickled when my agent first told me she wanted to use my letter as an example. Thanks for reminding me, and for the extra mentions!


Debbie Smith http://www.writersdigest.com/online-e...
Hi Dianna,
I pulled up How to Write the Perfect Query Letter and realized it was your letter that was being used as an example. I realize it's an older post, but at that time I was recovering from surgery and missed it. I've posted a link to my Facebook Page and Twitter in hopes of continuing to spread your name (and how to write a good query). Hope it works! Your writing is very good and you deserve recognition. :-) Debbie


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 -
Thanks for friending me!


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