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About the author

MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of riveting fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. She is the author of the popular trilogy, THE ITALIAN CHRONICLES that traces the family saga of heroine Maria Landro. MaryAnn's latest release, IN BLACK AND WHITE, is a love story about an interracial couple in the 1950s. MaryAnn holds the PhD in French with a concentration in Comparative Literature from the University of Kansas, the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, and the MA in Italian Language and Literature from Middlebury College. She is also a Certified Life Coach and a Licensed Minister.

MaryAnn has been married to her husband Dom, a retired ER physician, for 50 years. They are the blessed parents of two adult daughters, a very smart son-in-law, and six rambunctious grandchildren. When she is not writing, MaryAnn loves to paint, to read, and to make up silly songs with her grandchildren. You can learn more about MaryAnn at