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"Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel,
'Write all the words which I have spoken to you
in a book.'"  (Jeremiah30:2)

Author Newsletter
March  2015
Personal Stuff

Thank you for your continued faithful support of my writing ministry. Without you, the words I write would not have the effect they are having all over the world. You are the best!

And now for the latest great news in my life: I am the proud Nonna of four new grandchildren, for a "grand" total of five!
My daughter Lia and son-in-law Peter were approved to adopt a sibling group of three sisters and one brother. We are so happy to welcome these precious children into our family and would appreciate your prayers as we all adjust to our new family dynamics.

On another note, my husband Dom and I are enjoying his retirement very much. Dom is now my Business Manager and of great help in managing the day-to-day issues of running a writing and publishing business. I've encouraged him to do some writing and publishing of his own, so he will soon be releasing several monographs on common medical issues for parents of little ones and for the general reading public. Stay tuned for more details on how to get a free copy of his first monograph entitled: Vaccinations: Helpful or Harmful to Your Child. You won't want to miss this very important information.

I hope you enjoy the rest of this newsletter. It was written with you in mind and is my way of staying connected with you as my friends and readers. As a special gift to you, I've included the recipe for a delicious Easter dessert my Italian mother used to make. I also have included exciting news about my newest children's book, Do Angels Ride Ponies?,
a story about a handicapped boy who learns that faith can move mountains.

As I start each new writing day, I picture myself sitting across from you over a cup of coffee. I pray continually that God will use the words I write to bless you, to transform you, and to release you into the great destiny for which He has created you.

You are amazing, and I love you very much!

New Release!

Do you believe in the impossible? Eight-year-old Jeremiah Bentley asks himself the same question in my latest children's book, DO ANGELS RIDE PONIES?

Confined to a wheelchair, Jeremiah wants more than anything else to ride a pony. But the doctors have said that he will never be able to ride a pony. Will Jeremiah accept the doctor's report as the final word, or will he discover that "all things are possible to him who believes?" 

If you order your copy of DO ANGELS RIDE PONIES? today, you will receive a free copy of Dr. Dom's monograph entitled Vaccinations: Helpful or Harmful for Your Children?
Free e-Book!

Are you frazzled,
frustrated, or fatigued! If so, check out my special FREE offer. This month I want to give you my e-book entitled From The Treadmill to the Balance Beam: Biblical Principles for Achieving Balance in Life. All you need to do to receive your free copy is to sign up here. You will be added to my mailing list, and I will send you your free copy of my book.
Recipe Rack

With Easter just around the corner, I thought you'd like this magnificent recipe my Italian mother used to make for Easter when I was growing up. It is a longstanding tradition in many Italian families. Hope you like it! :)


Pastiera Napoletana



4 cups flour

1 1/2 sticks butter

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon anise

4 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons anise seed (optional)


Mix sugar, eggs, and butter. Add flour, baking powder, and spices.



3 lbs. ricotta

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 cup cooked rice

2 capsful vanilla extract

2 capsful orange extract

4 eggs

1/2 cup heavy cream


Mix together and pour into shell. Top with cherries and almonds. Bake at 350� for 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours.


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In This Issue
 Matters of the Heart
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A handicapped boy learns that faith moves mountains...

Already being called
"a Christian classic"

Winner of 2015 Illumination Book Award for E-Fiction

A touching short story of God's faithfulness.

You Were Made for Greatness!
Discover your true identity!

Transform your marriage!

Learn how God speaks to you, too!

A brief and basic manual
on writing.
MaryAnn Diorio Enterprises, LLC
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