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DIANNE K. SALERNI, a former fifth grade teacher, is the author of YA historical novels, We Hear the Dead and The Caged Graves, as well as fantasy and science fiction novels for children.

The Eighth Day fantasy series follows the adventures of Jax Aubrey, who discovers a secret day between Wednesday and Thursday. Eleanor, Alice, & the Roosevelt Ghosts portrays an alternate historical reality where ghosts are known to be real and threaten the future of a famous family. Jadie in Five Dimensions, due to be released in 2021, is an adventure in geometry, physics, and conspiracy theories.

Recently retired from teaching, Dianne is prone to hanging around creepy cemeteries and climbing 2000 year-old pyramids in the name of book research.

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Dianne K. Salerni Hi, Irene! Thank you! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed The Caged Graves. Yes, the caged graves really exist, and the true story behind them is unknown. I…moreHi, Irene! Thank you! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed The Caged Graves. Yes, the caged graves really exist, and the true story behind them is unknown. I've been contacted by the real-life descendants of both Ransloe Boone and Asenath Thomas, and the story was not passed down through their families. Both of these descendants found the graves by accident (like Verity!) or through research on Geneaology.com. Whatever happened, nobody talked about it.

I do have more historical mysteries in the works, but no publication information for them yet. However, I'm glad to know there will be readers looking out for them in the future! All the best ~ Dianne(less)
Dianne K. Salerni Hi, Hanaa! I am so happy you liked The Eighth Day! It did not start out awesome. The first draft was a mess. I revised it many times. My critique part…moreHi, Hanaa! I am so happy you liked The Eighth Day! It did not start out awesome. The first draft was a mess. I revised it many times. My critique partners and agent and editors all gave me suggestions that improved the story. Plus, I love Jax, Riley, and Evangeline like they are real people!

I hope that you will enjoy the second book, The Inquisitor's Mark!(less)
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The Eighth Day (Eighth Day,...

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The Caged Graves

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Launch Day: The Ghosts are Here!

It’s a gloomy, gray day in Pennsylvania — the perfect weather for the launch of Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts!


Buried family secrets. Vengeful ghosts. Two very different cousins.



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Launching a book in 2020 is very different from my previous experiences. No launch party. No in-person festivals, conferences, or school visits. I don’t even have a physical copy of the book in

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“I thought love was — big and loud and sudden, like a thunderbolt. I didn't know it was deep and quiet and grew upon a woman slowly, until one day she realizes it's the very breath and smiles and tears of her life.”
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“Rather see you happy than content.”
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“The world is full of people who believe what they want to be true.”
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“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
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“Silas didn't plan on going to the grave anytime soon, and he wasn't going to be a pauper when he did.”
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“Instead she was wet, bedraggled, and a stranger here.”
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“Sometimes the dead don't stay where you put them.”
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Dianne Salerni Lady Alexandrine wrote: "Hi Dianne, thank you for accepting my friend request. I enjoyed 'The Caged Graves' very much. Have a great New Year 2015! Kind regards, Alexandrine"

Thank you! I'm happy you liked The Caged Graves! Have a very Happy New Year! ~ Dianne


Lady Alexandrine Hi Dianne, thank you for accepting my friend request. I enjoyed 'The Caged Graves' very much. Have a great New Year 2015! Kind regards, Alexandrine


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L Dear Dianne,
Thank you for being my friend here on Goodreads. I look forward to reading and discovering your work.
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Lucinda x


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