Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Award Winning Author MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, To Release New Christian Children's Book, 'Who Is Jesus'

Dr. Diorio is a multi-award-winning author who writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for both adults and children. She has appeared in over 100 national magazines, newspapers, and journals. The new book for kids, like all of her work, remains true to scriptural principles

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, multi-award winning author and teacher, has announced the upcoming release of a Christian based children's picture book entitled 'Who Is Jesus?' The new book, available later this summer, is written for children age 5 to 8. It presents a picture of Jesus drawn from a scriptural perspective and, as with all her work, Diorio strives seeks truth within Truth while remaining true to scriptural principles.

"I wrote this book," Diorio stated, "for three reasons: 1) I wanted children to know Jesus as Love Personified, 2) I wanted children to desire to become Jesus’ friend and 3) I wanted to present the truth about Jesus Christ in a culture that is presenting so many lies about Him."

Diorio has written seven books, been a contributor to eight others and has published seven booklets.

Dr. Diorio holds numerous degrees including The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in French with a concentration in Comparative Literature, The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Christian Counseling, The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in French with a concentration in Comparative Literature, The Master of Arts (MA) degree in Italian Language & Literature, The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Writing Popular Fiction with a concentration in Writing for Children and The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in French.

She has won numerous awards including Third Place for “From Feminism to Freedom,” AMY Writing Awards, Fifth Place, National Writers’ Club Short Story Contest for “The Birthmark”, Top 100 Short Stories ranking for “The Birthmark”, Writers’ Digest Short Story Contest, Honorable Mention for radio script, TAKE ONE Radio Theatre, Second Place for Novel, St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference Contest, Third Place in Women’s Fiction, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest, Second Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, East Texas RWA Southern Heat Contest, Second Place in Historical Category for Novel, Romance Writers’ Ink Where the Magic Begins Contest, First Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, Colorado RWA Heart of the Rockies Contest and First Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, Spacecoast Launching a Star Contest.

"Children ask tough questions," concluded Diorio, "like 'Does Jesus still love me when I’m naughty?' These kinds of questions can pose a special challenge to parents, grandparents, and caregivers as they teach their children about God. In this book I hope to help answer some of these tough questions.  As a mother, grandmother, and teacher, I have firsthand experience with children and has personally faced their difficult questions. 'Who Is Jesus?' presents a Biblical picture of our Savior in a way that will children recognize Him as Love Personified.  Little children will come to know Jesus as the essence of all that is good, holy, and true. As this book is read to children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews, they will learn that Jesus Christ cares about them and loves them with a perfect love."

Dr. Diorio is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at All of her works are available at online book retailers and at her site. More information including information on 'Who Is Jesus?' is available at her site at

About Dr. MaryAnn Diorio:

MaryAnn is also a multi-award winning author, a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Behavioral Consultant, and a Certified Biblical Counselor as well as a gifted Bible teacher and speaker whose heart’s desire is to help people become all that God created them to be. For all that God has done and continues to do in her life, MaryAnn gives Him all the praise and all the glory.


Dr. MaryAnn Diorio