About Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for children and adults. Her latest children's book, THE DANDELION PATCH, deals with the topic of Eminent Domain. Her latest fiction release for adults, A SICILIAN FAREWELL, is Book 2 in THE ITALIAN CHRONICLES trilogy. Book 1, THE MADONNA OF PISANO, won the prestigious Silver Medal for E-Book Fiction in the 2015 Illumination Book Awards Contest. MaryAnn and her husband Dom are the parents of two wonderful daughters and grandparents to five rambunctious grandchildren.

Growing Great Kids

If you are a parent or grandparent, you want to raise happy, healthy, successful children. But wanting and doing are two different things. As a seasoned mother who has raised two awesome daughters to adulthood and who is now helping … Continue reading

Four Gifts to Give to Your Children and Grandchildren

As parents and grandparents, we often find ourselves giving our children all kinds of gifts. We may purchase toys or games or special treats. As pleasant and as purposeful as these gifts may be at times, there are four gifts … Continue reading

The Dandelion Patch by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

Guest post by MaryAnn Diorio: “A children’s book on Eminent Domain?  How interesting!” Surprise at the topic of my latest children’s book, The Dandelion Patch, has been the most frequent reaction among readers.  I attribute this surprise to the fact … Continue reading