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      When you move into a new house, and you haven’t unpacked your office yet, this is how you write the last 20,000 words of a manuscript—TV table with a Star Wars picture book and my husband’s watch box holding up my laptop. The glamorous life of a #Writer.
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)

      08/08/18

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      So, I didn’t win, but I had the best weekend ever and got to meet all of the authors whose (signed) books you see here—from Lee Child (the Jack Reacher movies with Tom Cruise) to RL Stine (my 90s book hero) to E. Lockhart and April Henry (whose books I love and who I’ve know virtually for years).

      Highlight moment—I eventually worked up the nerve to approach George R. R. Martin at the cocktail party (see picture) and when I shook his hand, he looked at my name badge and said, “You were nominated tonight, right?”

      So for 30 seconds, George RR Martin knew my name in the world. I may put that on my tombstone.
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #gameofthrones #georgerrmartin #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Grand Hyatt New York)

      07/15/18

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      And so it begins! At the International Thriller Awards! If you told me a few years ago I’d be here for PROOF OF LIES, I would have questioned your sanity. #thrillerfest
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Grand Hyatt New York)

      07/14/18

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      There are moments when you stop and think, ‘hey, it’s really cool to be a writer.’ Got to meet George R. R. Martin today at #ThrillerFest! That was pretty cool. #gameofthrones #got #georgerrmartin
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #dianarodriguezwallach @dianarodriguezwallach (at Grand Hyatt New York)

      07/13/18

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      Look what came in the mail! The awards are Saturday—wish me luck! (My secret dream is to “thank the Academy.”)
      #thrillerawards
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Devil’s Pocket, Philadelphia)

      07/09/18


    • You know you are writing a new book, when your wrist cramps up so bad from typing you have to bust out one of these. #thisis40
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #dianarodriguezwallach @dianarodriguezwallach (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


      06/26/18

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      Today marked the first time I taught my Creative Writing Workshop to educators. Thanks to @mightywriters, as always, for hosting me! Together with these teachers and nonprofit staff, we outlined a new short story about a teenage boy serenading the lunch lady in the cafeteria for free food. 🙂
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #dianarodriguezwallach @dianarodriguezwallach (at Bartram’s Garden)

      06/18/18

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      Sunset, glass of wine, good book, Jersey Shore, bay view—must be summer. #nofilter
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #dianarodriguezwallach @dianarodriguezwallach (at Sea Isle City, New Jersey)

      06/14/18


    • A peek inside my process as I begin Page 1 of a new book! I’ve never been this prepared before writing a novel—my outline is 37 pages long! Let’s do this! “Staring at the blank page before me…”
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #dianarodriguezwallach @dianarodriguezwallach (at Devil’s Pocket, Philadelphia)


      05/31/18

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      Exactly how many colored pens and pencils does it take to outline notes for an upcoming novel? The answer, I am lucky I have a seven-year-old in the house!
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      05/24/18

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      What it takes to edit a book—a 10-page edit letter combining my travel notes, beta reader suggestions, and my editor’s feedback; a large screen with the manuscript; and a second screen with photos/videos of my recent trip to Poland and Prague so I can accurately flesh out my settings. #anastasiaphoenix
      #bookthree #EndoftheLie
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      05/04/18

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      Book research means rereading my leather-bound journal notes from my trip to Poland and Prague earlier this month. I’m deep into edits for Book 3, END OF THE LIE, today! #AnastasiaPhoenix
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      #Prague #journal #journaling #traveljournal #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #AmReading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      04/25/18

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      PHILLY FRIENDS! I will hosting a reading and signing of LIES THAT BIND tomorrow, April 14th in my HOMETOWN! See me at the mall where I bought my prom dress! I will be at the @booksamillion in the @springfieldmall tomorrow at 3pm! See you there!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Springfield Mall)

      04/13/18

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      When I was asked to come in for a photo shoot for the cover of @aldianews (Philly’s Latino newspaper), I thought it would be a tiny image in the bottom corner or something. I had no idea how wrong I was. Check this out! (And compare it to the size of my daughter’s actual head in the photo.) You can’t miss me in Philly this week!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach (at Liberty Bell)

      04/09/18

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      Felt quite fancy at my photo shoot at @aldianews today! Check out my COVER on next week’s issue—it’ll be out on Wednesday at all Philly news stands. Look for the red newspaper box. (This is my pre-shoot selfie, not the real deal. There’s had fancy lighting and cameras and stuff.)
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach #philly (at AL DÍA News)

      03/28/18

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      Marching for our kids’ lives in Philly! #neveragain

      #marchforourlives #kidlitmarchesforkids #marchforourlivesphilly (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      03/24/18

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      Thank you @motivosmag for featuring me in its latest issue! The article is in English and in Spanish (as always), and was written by fabulous college freshman, @samgougher! Sam and I met at the @doylestownbookshop last summer when I did a signing with fellow @entangledteen author Victoria Scott! (Make sure you check out all the pictures to see a cat photo bombing.) 🐈 📖 ❤️
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Devil’s Pocket, Philadelphia)

      03/23/18

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      Deep into edits of Book 3 in the #AnastasiaPhoenix series, LIES THAT BIND, in advance of my trip to Eastern Europe in 2 weeks! Hint: Anastasia might be stamping her passport in Krakow and Prague soon! #amwriting #amediting
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      03/20/18

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      What a cool photo by @wherethereadergrows! I’m not sure what’s written her shirt sleeve here, but I’m intrigued. I love it!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      03/19/18

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      AUTHOR MILESTONE—My first-ever Amazon yellow tag!! LIES THAT BIND is a #1 New Release! I am documenting this for prosperity. ❤️ 📖
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen

      03/16/18

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      Doing a school visit with my new poster for the first time! It’s also the first time I get to bring LIES THAT BIND with me! 😊 📖
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Northeast Philly)

      03/14/18

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      Look what’s #Free today! My own book showed up on my Book Bub email! Get it fast so can binge read it with the sequel, LIES THAT BIND, which is out now!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      03/13/18

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      Sometimes I think I write books just to have the book launch party! Had an amazing time celebrating at @headhousebooks this weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out! I love my job. ❤️ 📖
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      03/12/18

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      WRITER DILEMMA: Trying to figure out exactly where to stop reading during my signing tomorrow. Chapter 1 is 10 pages, which is way too long IMO. I think I will lose the crowd. But finding a cut off point in the middle, isn’t very easy…

      QOD: How long do you think authors should read? Five minutes? Entire first chapter? Excerpt from the middle?
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writersofig #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #write #YA #YAlit #bookstore #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      03/09/18


    • My Vlog Tour continues in honor of LIES THAT BIND’s Book Birthday!! Thank you @confessionsofayareader for hosting me!!

      And damn you, IG, for cutting off the last five seconds of my answer! Just consider it part of my YA thriller-writing madness—I need to leave you all with a cliffhanger!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen @melissa.montovani @weechagirl @tmartindalekean (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


      03/06/18

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