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

May 2013

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MaryAnn Diorio Books

Happy Spring!  Do you get as excited as I do when warm weather and beautiful flowers finally arrive?
Our God is the God of the New and the Renew!  Let us thank Him and praise Him for making us new and for His promise of the eternal new that lies ahead for those of us who believe and trust in Him.  
Thanks to all of you for your faithful support. Your encouragement means a lot to me and enables me to continue to proclaim God's Truth through Fiction �

Update on Writing Projects

This past month, I completed my latest novel entitled Captive No More.  It is a story about the destructive effects of a controlling spirit in a relationship and about the power of God to deliver both the controlling person and the one being controlled.  Please pray that this story finds a home as my agent shops it around. Thank you!

I am also working on two new picture books for children. They are both part of the Yolanda Riggins series.  The first book in the series, The Dandelion Patch, is currently being considered for publication by several major New York publishers.  Yolanda Riggins is a fun and feisty old woman who stands up for what is right and will not compromise her values, no matter what. 

Finally, I am working on a novella for an anthology of Christmas stories. My story is entitled Love Rekindled and is the story of how God restores a marriage gone sour.  Four authors are contributing to this anthology that will cover three generations of women from the same family and will address issues faced by each generation. 

New Releases

I Believe in Healing

I Believe in Healing by Cecil Murphey & Twila Belk 
Regal Books recently released a new book to which I contributed entitled I Believe in Healing. Compiled by Cecil Murphey (author of Gifted Hands, the inspiring story of famous neuro-surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson), and Twila Belk, this book includes testimonies of healing from the Bible, from history, and from contemporary recipients of God's healing. I was privileged to contribute the story of my daughter Gina's miraculous healing from an incurable disease when she was an infant. Today, my Gina is a lovely young woman serving the Lord.  If you need healing or if you have a family member or friend who needs healing, I encourage you to get this book. You may purchase it at the links below:

I Believe in Healing (Amazon Paperback)

I Believe in Healing (Amazon Kindle)

Summer Vacation Doesn't Mean a Learning Vacation
If you have children in the middle grades or junior high school, keep them learning over the summer.  Introduce them to my 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 series published by Enslow Publishers, these books will give your children the edge when it comes to the study of Language Arts and Literature.

Why not have them continue their education during the summer break? 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 my life-changing book, I reveal how God sees you in His Word and show 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 this popular book, Self-Image and the Writer, I explain 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 e-book 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, my 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 my 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.
On Mondays, I discuss the importance of attitude in your success as a writer.  On Wednesdays, we will learn important business strategies to build your writing business. On Fridays, we 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
I try to eat a diet of 80-85% vegetables and fruits. So I love experimenting with veggie dishes that are both nutritious and colorful.  Here is a recipe I created recently that is easy to make, rich in nutrients, and tasty to the palate.  I hope you enjoy it. :)

Italian-Style Saut�ed Asparagus

1 Bunch of Asparagus
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Clove garlic, chopped
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

--Wash and cut asparagus into small, bite-sized pieces, removing tough parts of stems.
--Saut� chopped garlic in olive oil.
--Add asparagus and cook on medium heat until tender.
--Sprinkle Italian breadcrumbs over asparagus. Toss gently until asparagus is well-coated with breadcrumbs.
--Add salt and pepper to taste.
--Enjoy! :)

Serves 2-4 people.
As we move into the spring and summer seasons, 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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