Diane Stortz

Hello! Bringing more than 20 years of Christian publishing experience to my freelance editing and writing career, I focus on helping readers of all ages connect with the whole Bible and the God of the Bible, maybe for the very first time

My best-selling Bible storybook, The Sweetest Story Bible (Zondervan), now in its seventh printing, has appeared on the ECPA and CBA best-seller lists several times. It’s available for Kindle and also in a bilingual Spanish edition. The cover sparkles and the pages have pink gilt edging–sweet! Now there’s a deluxe edition too, with all the stories narrated on two CDs by Roma Downey.

My husband and I have two married daughters and make frequent trips from our home in Ohio to visit our five-year-old grandson in Georgia.

In spare moments, I enjoy long walks and shooting hoops with the basketball I received for my most recent “big” birthday.


My newest book is part of Roma Downey’s new Little Angels line of DVDs, CDs, and books. It’s called Thankful for God’s Blessings (Ideals).  You can hear the theme song, see the animation, and learn more about all the Little Angels products here.

I’m also proud of my comic-book-style Bible storybook for active kids, Rumble! Zap! Pow! Mighty Stories of God (Tyndale). Children love this book, and parents appreciate the activity and short Bible verse—Power Words—with every story. And the superhero mascot, Super Sheep, is super cute!

Jesus Loves You: A Read-the-Pictures Book (Standard) makes it easy for little ones to remember the important truth that Jesus loves each one! Rhyme and rebus pictures help children quickly learn that “No matter what happens, this will be true. Always, forever, Jesus loves you.”

I’ve also written Happy Day Books for Standard Publishing, including God’s Boredom Buster Day and Obeying God at Jericho.

For many years I worked as a children’s editor, acquisitions editor, and editorial director. Now I offer freelance editorial services to publishers and authors. To learn more, visit www.dianestortz.com, which is also where I blog.

In a few months, Bethany House will publish A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year: A Life-Changing Journey into the Heart of God (Bethany House). If you’re a mom, grandma, daughter, or aunt—this one’s for you! I can’t wait to tell you all about it, soon!


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