Meet Diana

Diana is a young adult author in the Philadelphia area, who in addition to writing books, also conducts writing workshops and presentations.

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5-Stars for END OF THE LIE!

Reviews are pouring in for the final installment to the Anastasia Phoenix series: "Diana was able to create something so new and different yet so approachable and engaging at the same time. And the ending could not have been more perfect, I could practically feel my heart swoon..." Read what everyone's talking about!!

Read the Epic Conclusion!

The journey ends with the third installment of the Anastasia Phoenix series, END OF THE LIE. Read the entire series now!

END OF THE LIE featured by Int. Thriller Writers!

The BIG THRILL, the official magazine of the International Thriller Writers association, conducted an interview with Diana about END OF THE LIE for its March 2019 issue. Read it now.

PROOF OF LIES Honored At The Thriller Awards!

The first book in the Anastasia Phoenix series, PROOF OF LIES, was nominated as a Top 5 finalist for the International Thriller Awards' Best Young Adult Novel! Learn more here!

PROOF OF LIES Featured in BU's Alumni Mag

"Bostonia," the alumni magazine of Boston University, recently review PROOF OF LIES in its Alumni Books section, calling it "gripping" and "carefully crafted." Read the full review.

PROOF OF LIES Is Listed on Bustle!

During Women's History Month, Diana was listed among amazing Latinx authors on Bustle's list of books to read in 2017. The article was tweeted and Instagrammed by actress Sara Ramirez, who played Callie on "Grey's Anatomy."


PROOF OF LIES was featured in a March 2017 issue of STAR Magazine! See the cover and blurb on page 74.

Watch THE CALL When Anastasia Sold

Get a glimpse at what it looks like to get THE CALL from an agent. An honest video of when Diana learned PROOF OF LIES would be published.

Diana Is Teaching Creative Writing at Hopkins

Diana is a Creative Writing Instructor for Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talent Youth. Learn more about her teaching experience.

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