"Publish His glorious acts throughout the earth." ~ Ps. 96:3 

January 2013

In This Issue
A Story for All Seasons
A Heartwarming Short Story
Give Your Children a Head Start in School
Becoming a Success in Life
Especially for Writers
The Write Power Blog
Cooking with Dr. MaryAnn
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Happy New Year!  May 2013 be a year of great blessings for you and your loved ones.  

I am delighted to offer you this latest update on my writing endeavors. Thank you for your faithful support. Your encouragement means a lot to me and enables me to proclaim God's Truth through Fiction �.  
A Story for All Seasons
A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING is a story for all seasons.  Its message of forgiveness is relevant at all times and for all ages. When Sonia Pettit's teenage daughter suddenly disappears for seven long years, Sonia faces losing her mind, her husband, and her son as she struggles to trust God for her daughter's return.  If you, too, struggle with forgiving someone who hurt you, or if you need to ask forgiveness of someone whom you have hurt, this book will encourage you. In this heartwarming and compelling story, you will learn that unforgiveness will enslave you, while forgiveness will set you free.  Buy your copy here.
Magnolia Memories by MaryAnn Diorio
Jennie Belle Crawford is still grieving over the death of her husband three years earlier and vows never to betray his memory through remarriage. But when her neighbor's eligible son, Tim LeGrand, steps into her life, Jennie Belle wonders if God has other plans. Purchase your copy of this touching story for only $1.99 at the link below:

       MAGNOLIA MEMORIES by MaryAnn Diorio 
Give Your Children a Head Start in School
If you have children in the middle grades or junior high school, you will love Dr. MaryAnn's excellent books on three great American authors: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Mark Twain. Thoroughly researched and written in a clear and understandable style, these study guides align with the literature curriculum taught in most schools. Part of the Understanding Literature published by Enslow Publishers, Dr. MaryAnn's books will give your children the edge when it comes to the study of Language Arts and Literature. Get your copies today before supplies run out. To order, click on the links below:


A Student's Guide to Herman Melville
A Student's Guide to Mark Twain

A Student's Guide
to Mark Twain

These study guides are compatible with standard public and private school junior high school English and Language Arts curricula.
Becoming a Success in Life
Do you know that God made you to succeed? Yes, succeed!  You were put on this earth to be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath. In her life-changing book, Dr. MaryAnn reveals how God sees you in His Word and shows you how you can align your vision of yourself with God's vision of you.  Get your copy today and discover the great destiny for which God created you!

Especially for Writers
Scripture tells us that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7 TLB).  In her popular book, Self-Image and the Writer, Dr. MaryAnn explains how what you think of yourself as a writer will determine your success or failure as a writer.  Don't miss this inspiring and eye-opening booklet on how to become the successful writer you desire to be.  Order your copy now

Whether you're just starting out in writing or you're a seasoned pro, Dr. MaryAnn's book, The ABCs of TopNotch Writing will provide you with a solid foundation or a great refresher course.  Focused on the three building blocks for developing a writing career--Attitude, Business, and Craft, The ABCs of TopNotch Writing is one of those basic guides you'll refer to again and again.  Get your copy now for only $0.99 in the Kindle edition.
The Write Power Blog
Read and subscribe to Dr. MaryAnn's popular blog on fiction writing, The Write Power.  Published on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, The Write Power provides valuable information and insight on the ABCs of fiction writing: Attitude, Business, and Craft.
In Monday Makeover, Dr. MaryAnn discusses the importance of attitude in your success as a writer.  In Wednesday Wisdom, you will learn important business strategies to build your writing business. In Friday Fix, you will explore techniques for writing outstanding fiction.

If you want to take a big step forward in your journey as a fiction writer, be sure to subscribe to The Write Power
Cooking with Dr. MaryAnn
Last year, I gathered some of the best family recipes from members of my family and compiled them into a cookbook which I then gave them as gifts. This book has already become an heirloom. I'd like to share with you one of my favorite recipes from the cookbook. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Broccoli Rabe with Cannellini Beans & Black Olives 

2 bunches fresh Broccoli Rabe with the stems remove.
2 cans cannellini beans
2 cans sliced black olives
Salt, pepper, and hot pepper flakes (if desired)
4 cloves garlic
Grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. cavatelli or gnocchi (or your pasta of choice)
Olive oil

In a large pan (I use a wok), place the olive oil and sliced garlic. Start cooking. Add the rinsed, raw broccoli rabe and allow it to start cooking. Turn frequently.

Add the contents of one can of beans with the water to a food processor and pur�e. Add this to the broccoli rabe. Rinse the processor with the water from the second can and add to the broccoli rabe along with the beans from the second can.

Drain the sliced olives and add. Season to taste, and allow to cook until some of the liquid has cooked off and the broccoli rabe is really soft. 

Cook pasta as desired. Drain and add to the above mixture.  Serves 6-8.  Enjoy!
As we move into a new year, may our Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He grant you His favor and give you His peace.
Warmest regards,

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
MaryAnn Diorio Books
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