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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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PROOF OF LIES Named Finalist for 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!

Read the 5-Star Review of LIES THAT BIND from YA Books Central

Reviews are pouring in for Book Two to the Anastasia Phoenix series: "This was a thrilling sequel to PROOF OF LIES and I drank it up, page by page..." Read what everyone's talking about!!

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.

Diana Featured by International Thriller Writers

The BIG THRILL, the official magazine of the International Thriller Writers association, conducted an interview with Diana about PROOF OF LIES for its June 2017 issue. Read it now.

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.

Join the Anastasia Phoenix Street Team!

If you love reading books and talking about them with your friends, join the Anastasia Phoenix Street Team! Learn more about the community.

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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  • A few years ago I shifted from a “pantser” to a “plotter.” While it takes a bit of the spontaneity out of it, I found that I can complete a manuscript much faster with a thorough outline. 
The outline for my current work in progress is seven pages singlespaced. Believe it or not, that is significantly shorter than outlines for previous books. Upside? Yesterday I wrote 3,000 words before lunch, because I knew exactly where the story was going. #shelfie 
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