Thursday, September 13, 2018

Talkshow Thursday: Meet Mary Ann Diorio

Talkshow Thursday: Meet Mary Ann Diorio

Linda:  Thanks for joining me today. Congratulations on the recent release of your latest book, Poems for Wee Ones. Can you tell us about the journey from idea to publication?

MaryAnn: Thank you so much for having me today, Linda. It's an honor to be on your blog.

POEMS FOR WEE ONES started many years ago with poems I made up for my children at bedtime. Over the years, I wrote poems for children and accumulated many of them in this book. I trust that children will find as much delight in reading this book as I did in writing it.

LM: You write in a wide variety of genres: fiction for children and adults, non-fiction, and poetry in addition to being a Life Coach. How do you decide which writing project to work on?

I pray and ask Holy Spirit for guidance and direction as to what to write and when.

The age-old question for writers is whether they outline their books or write “by the seat of their pants.” What type of writer are you, and do you use different methods for different genres?  

MaryAnn: I would call myself primarily a writer who outlines but, at the same time, I leave myself open to Holy Spirit's leading as I write my story. After all, it is His story that I am writing. Often, He changes my outline to go in a different direction, and I simply follow. So, while I have a good idea of where I want to go with my story, I let Holy Spirit doing the leading and am open to changing course.

LM: Here are some quickies:

Favorite Season: Autumn
Favorite food: Vegetables
Favorite childhood book:  The Bobbsey Twins Series

LM: What is one thing you wish you could learn how to do?

MaryAnn:  Speak Hebrew. Actually, I am studying the language now.

LM: That's exciting. What is your next project?

MaryAnn: I am currently working on a novel for adults titled IN BLACK AND WHITE. It is a story about racism and the power of God's love to bring reconciliation.  Please pray for me as I write on this controversial subject.

LM: Where can folks find you on the web?

Blog (Matters of the Heart):

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