Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

MaryAnn DiorioDr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of books for children and adults. Her passion is writing fiction.

Her latest children’s book, The Dandelion Patch, was released in 2017 and deals with the topic of Eminent Domain. Her latest novel, A Sicilian Farewell, was released in 2016 and is Book 2 of the popular trilogy titled The Italian Chronicles. Book 1, The Madonna of Pisano, won the prestigious Silver Medal for E-Book Fiction in the 2015 Illumination Book Awards Contest. Book 3, Return to Bella Terra, is scheduled for release in December 2017.

A former Adjunct Professor of Writing at Nottingham-Trent University, Rowan University, and Regent University, MaryAnn is also a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Biblical Counselor, and a Certified Behavioral Consultant. She holds several graduate degrees, including the PhD in French, the DMin in Christian Counseling, the MA in Italian Language & Literature, and the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction.

MaryAnn has been married to Dominic for 47 years. They are the blessed parents of two amazing adult daughters and five rambunctious grandchildren. When not writing, MaryAnn loves to read, paint, play the piano, and make up silly songs with her grandchildren. You may learn more about MaryAnn and her ministry at www.maryanndiorio.com and www.maryanndiorioministres.com.

WHO IS JESUS? by MaryAnn Diorio

Children ask tough questions about God. In this heartwarming book, Dr. MaryAnn answers those questions in a way children can understand while showing them the true and loving character of Jesus Christ.

Available in hardcover, soft-cover, and electronic formats.

“I whole-heartedly recommend Who is Jesus?….I am completely convinced that being grounded in the scriptures and ideas presented in this book can help keep the eyes of a child on Christ during the challenges faced in a broken world….” ~ Amazon Reader

CANDLE LOVE by MaryAnn DiorioFour-year-old Keisha has a new baby sister. But Keisha does not want a new baby sister. Keisha is afraid that Mama will love Baby Tamara more than Mama loves her.

When Mama shows Keisha three special candles, Keisha learns that there is always enough love for everyone because the more one shares love, the more love grows.

Available in hardcover, softcover, and electronic formats.




TTS_Cover_RGBToby Michaels is small. Too small to be of much good to anyone. But one day, Toby discovers that it’s not how big you are on the outside that matters; it’s how big you are on the inside.

Available in hardcover, softcover, and electronic

“Loved this story very much and so did my autistic son.” ~ Gee Lucero Dixon, Mom








When feisty, old Yolanda Riggins discovers that the government plans to build a new highway through her beloved dandelion patch, she rises up in protest and asserts her God-given right to private ownership of property. Will she succeed against all odds to save her dandelion patch? Will tact, truth, and tough love win the day for Yolanda and the children who love her? Read this delightful book to find out.

Available in hardcover, softcover, and electronic formats.

The Dandelion Patch is a delightful story! It is beautifully written and illustrated to teach Biblical truths to children on how to stand up for their rights in a godly manner, and also demonstrates how goodness, kindness, generosity, perseverance, and persistence leads to success….This is a must read for both children and adults alike. You will be inspired.” ~ Barbara Hart, Grandmother

Do Angels Ride Ponies?


When eight-year-old Jeremiah Bentley faces a seeming impossibility, he discovers the power of faith to achieve the impossible.

Available in softcover and electronic formats.

“This book communicates the type of values that I want to pass on to my children! Fantastic!” ~ Vicki Oswald, Mom and Certified Teacher

“The story is beautiful, and I found myself emotionally touched by it. Tears filled my eyes at the ending. I also loved the message that this book sends, that anything is possible if we believe.” ~ Stefani Milanese, Author and Talk Show Host


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