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MaryAnn Diorio

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Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely-published, award-winning author who writes riveting and compelling fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. She also writes picture books for children.

MaryAnn's latest novel, IN BLACK AND WHITE, recently won First Place in Historical Fiction in the 2020 Christian Indie Awards Contest. It is a powerful love story between a white woman and a black man.

MaryAnn holds the PhD In French with a concentration in Comparative Literature from the University of Kansas and the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

She has been married to her husband Dom, a retired ER physician, for 50 years. They are the blessed parents of two amazing adult daughters, parents-in-law
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