MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA

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About me

Industry Publishing
Occupation Author / Writing Coach / Life Coach
Location United States
Introduction Thanks for stopping by! I'm a follower of Jesus Christ, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I'm also a professional writer and a former Adjunct Professor of Fiction Writing at a major university. I write novels, short stories, and poems for children and adults. I am happily married to a retired ER doctor. We have two awesome daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, and five precious grandchildren. When I'm not writing, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, painting in oils and acrylic, playing the piano, and walking. I'd love for you to visit me at where I host a blog for adults called "Matters of the Heart". My blog posts at both the Gabriel Guys and the Gabriel Girls appear twice a week. My desire in writing this blog is to help teen age guys and girls become Godly adults who love Jesus and love their neighbor. Please tell your parents, family, and friends about Gabriel Guys and Gabriel Girls. And welcome aboard! I do hope you'll join in the discussion. Our guiding Scripture verse is John 8:32: "You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free."
Interests Painting in oils, acrylics, and pastels; pen & ink drawing, colored pencil; piano, cello; reading; crewel embroidery; crocheting.
Favorite Movies Fiddler on the Roof, A Man Called Peter, Uncle Nino, Facing the Giants
Favorite Music Classical, particularly Baroque, particularly Vivaldi
Favorite Books Bible Novels by Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chaim Potok, Elie Wiesel