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MaryAnn Diorio

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Born
Norristown, Pennsylvania, The United States
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When a local policeman visited MaryAnn Diorio’s home to respond to a sounding burglar alarm, his eyes grew as big as frisbees when she told him she was carrying a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver. Trained in self-defense, MaryAnn surprised her shooting instructor when she hit her practice target squarely in the bull’s eye. This feat garnered her the coveted title of “sharp-shooter.” Her instructor suggested she put her bull’s eye template on her front door. “Nobody will mess with you when they see that!”

So, the point is: Don’t mess with MaryAnn Diorio. Despite her outgoing, warm and friendly personality, she means business when business needs to be meant.

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The Writer-Reader Connectionby MaryAnn Diorio, PhDWriters...

The Writer-Reader Connection

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Writers and Readers are two sides of the same coin. Both form a whole, and that whole is the currency for the sharing of ideas, emotions, and experiences that benefit both.

Let's explore each side of the coin.

THE WRITER

The Writer is the one who creates the object of the Reader's pleasure. The Writer is the one who gives the story to the read

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“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
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MaryAnn Diorio Sally wrote: "Thank you for your Goodreads friendship, Mary Ann!
Blessings, Sally"


Sally wrote: "Thank you for your Goodreads friendship, Mary Ann!
Blessings, Sally"


Sally, I can't believe I just saw your message. You are most welcome. Blessings to you, too!


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Sally Chambers Thank you for your Goodreads friendship, Mary Ann!
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