MaryAnn Diorio

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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 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 48 years. They are the blessed parents of two amazing adult daughters, parents-in-law to a fantastic son-in-law, and grandparents to five wonderful, rambunctious grandhildren. Theirs is a closely knit family who enjoy spending time with one another over a good cup of coffee or a delicious
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“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines 

the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23


“Matters of the Heart” is a weekly blog that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart, the issues we all face but sometimes don’t want to talk about. The heart is the programming center of our lives. What is programmed into our heart will affect every area of our...

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Description: WHO IS JESUS? presents a biblical picture of our Savior in a way that will help your child recognize Him as Love Personified. Little children will come to knowJeus as the essence of all that is good, holy, and true. They will learn that Jesus Christ cares about them and loves them with a perfect love.
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Description: The ABCs of TopNotch Writing (e-Book) Are you frustrated with where you are in your writing career? Have you been trying to get published, but to no avail? Do you wonder if there are secrets to writing success?If the above questions have been rattling around in your brain, you will benefit from a Special E-Report I wrote just for you.It’s called The ABCs of TopNotch (TM) Writing and gives you the three key elements of writing success: Attitude, Business, and Craft.
A Student's Guide to Herman Melville (Children's Books)
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Description: If you have a child in middle school or high school, A Student's Guide to Herman Melville will serve as an outstanding tool for learning about this great American author. Part of Enslow Publisher's Understanding Literature series, A Student's Guide to Herman Melville will give your child a headstart in homeschooling or in a language arts or literature program. In this book, the career of Herman Melville is examined, offering accessible insight for readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis on curriculum-related works, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick. This book is a great tool for homeschooling students as well as those in both public and private schools. To purchase this book, please use the link below:
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Description: In this book, the career of Nathaniel Hawthorne is examined, offering accessible insight for readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis on curriculum-related works, including his masterpiece, The Scarlet Letter, along with The House of the Seven Gables, and several of his short stories. This book is a great tool for homeschooling students as well as those in both public and private schools.
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