Blogs

After years of blogging on the Blogger platform, Diana has made the switch to Tumblr. If you’re unfamiliar with the social-networking site, it’s a micro-blogging platform that allows you to delve deeper than Twitter (though she loves those 140 characters) while not giving your readers the expectation of a lengthy post (like, Blogger).

So please follow her on Tumblr (and Twitter, and Facebook, and Goodreads, and whatever else is developed by the time you read this). And enjoy the embedded Tumblr posts here. If you want to view her full Tumblr page, here’s the link:  http://dianarwallach.tumblr.com

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      I may be deep in edits but I’m still prepared for #eclipse day. (Please excuse my poor food choices. I’d like to tell you there’s also a box of bran flakes in my cabinet, but there isn’t.) #parenting #win
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #write #YA #YAlit #book #bookstore #bookshelf #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen
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      (at Devil’s Pocket, Philadelphia)

      08/21/17

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      Glass of wine, kindle, hint of an ocean view and the kids finally asleep = vacation. #jerseyshore
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      #bookish #bookme #books #book #reading #ya #totalbooknerd #becauseofreading #bookworm #instabook #booknerd #booklover #bibliophile #bookstagram #instacool #instagood #instalove #instamood #instabooks #instadaily #kindle (at Beach in Avalon)

      08/15/17

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      WRITING CONFESSION–I often sit crossed leg at my desk. Anyone else?
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #write #YA #YAlit #book #bookstore #bookshelf #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Devil’s Pocket, Philadelphia)

      08/04/17

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      I’ve got a very cool panel discussion and signing next week in the Philadelphia area. Come out and meet and @realvictoriascott on Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm at @doylestownbooks. We’ll be discussing PROOF OF LIES, VIOLET GRENADE, and all things #YA. Hope to see you there!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #write #YA #YAlit #book #bookstore #bookshelf #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen
      (at Doylestown, Pennsylvania)

      08/02/17

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      REVISION CONFESSION–When I’m working on a book, I have to read only books in the same genre. I’m 60k words deep into Book 3 of the #AnastasiaPhoenix series, thrillers, so I’m reading #jamespatterson, king of thrillers. Not YA, but there’s a lot I can learn from reading the masters. #nationalselfieday
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #write #YA #YAlit #book #bookstore #bookshelf #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at South Philadelphia)

      06/21/17

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      REVISION CONFESSION: I just had to do a “find” in the PDF of PROOF OF LIES to remember how to spell a main character’s last name. Was it Charlotte Conner? Charlotte Connor? Or Charlotte Connors? Turns out I had it wrong in the edited draft of book 2, and book 3 draft I’m working on! BTW–it’s “Conner.” #fridayreads
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #write #YA #YAlit #book #bookstore #bookshelf #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen

      06/16/17

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      REVISION CONFESSION: I take handwritten notes on my manuscript as I’m reading it, because I will likely forget details of Chapter 2 by the time I get to Chapter 10. What color were her eyes again? Wait, did I already say she has insecurity issues? #WritingTips #Book3 #trilogy #amediting #amwriting
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Fitler Square, Philadelphia)

      06/15/17

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      Got to meet with my first group of teens who actually READ Proof Of Lies before my visit. Cutest part was when one girl said she had a crush on Marcus, Anastasia Phoenix’s love interest. I made a book boyfriend! I even showed them pictures of the Spanish model who inspired Marcus’s appearance. Thanks @mightywriters!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at West Philadelphia)

      06/06/17

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      My niece and book blogger, @marissarnicole, found PROOF OF LIES at #BookCon! I didn’t even know it was going to be there! How cool!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen

      06/03/17

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      I just finished a book that would be so perfect for my character, Anastasia Phoenix’s, TBR pile– STOLEN, by Lucy Christopher. It’s told in an unusual voice, second person, but it WORKS because the entire novel is written as a letter to the man who stole her at an airport. I will admit that the character arc at the end felt a bit too abrupt to me, but overall, the book is beautifully written and very original. Plus, super BRAVE–I mean, the second person? Come on, that takes guts. And as Anastasia Phoenix says in PROOF OF LIES, she “is nothing if not respectful of the lone wolf.” My character would love this book, and the above quote!

      06/02/17

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      Amazon just sent me an email letting me know my book is on sale. I think the site is utterly confused as to why I visit the PROOF OF LIES page every day and don’t buy it. It’s called obsession, Amazon. And sales rank. #authorproblems

      05/31/17

    • 6 Historical YA Novels in Which #ShePersisted

      Love this list. They had me at #shepersisted.

      05/31/17

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      I may have over prepared for my daughter’s career day. I brought posters, pictures of Italian scenes in the book, a printed manuscript, two edit letters, my outlines, and all my novels and essays. Spoke to kindergarteners who had fantastic comments like, “my uncle lives in New Jersey,” and 4th graders who asked LOTS more about the writing process and what it was like in Italy. So fun! #publicschool #careerday
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      05/10/17

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      Spent my Sunday talking about PROOF OF LIES with high school students at the Mighty Writers community center in Eest Philadelphia. Awesome questions from the group!

      05/01/17

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      Day 3 of Writing Retreat in Wallingford/Swarthmore Woods. Goal for today-5k words! #nofilter #nosleeptil60k
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Wallingford, Pennsylvania)

      04/13/17

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      I’m noticing a common theme in reviews for PROOF OF LIES, many of them include the line “perfect for anyone who has a sister.” I <3 this so much!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen

      04/05/17

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      My book has some pretty awesome company on this shelf! #shelflove
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen

      04/03/17

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      PROOF OF LIES was just named one of “The Ten Best Young Adult Books of March 2017” by PASTE Magazine! How awesome is that!! The company I’m in is surreal.
      https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/03/the-10-best-new-young-adult-books-in-march-2017.html
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen

      03/27/17

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      CONTEST!! CONTEST!! CONTEST!!

      PROOF OF LIES is in Star magazine! Whoo hoo! I know you all love flipping through those awesome celebrity tabloids by the checkout counter, now you can flip to find PROOF OF LIES. To celebrate, I am holding a contest!

      All you have to do is go to the grocery/convenience store, take a photo of yourself (or someone you know) with page 74 of the March 20th issue of Star Magazine (with Ryan Gosling on the cover). Make sure you are pointing to the picture of PROOF OF LIES, then post the image on social media with the hashtag #ProofOfLiesInStar and tag me. Every time you post it, on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Tumblr, you are entered to win. One winner will be randomly selected.

      Winner will receive a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD. Contest ends Friday, March 17 at midnight EST.

      Now go find the magazine and share away!! Good luck!

      03/15/17

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      OMG! Sara Ramirez, aka Callie on Grey’s Anatomy, aka one of the coolest, badass people ever, just shared a link to a @bustle article that mentions PROOF OF LIES!! And she hash-tagged me, which means she knows my name exists in the world! This is insanity. Talk about women helping women–thank you @therealsararamirez!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen #sararamirez #latinex #womenshistorymonth

      03/15/17

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      If you are heading to the grocery store to stock up before the snowstorm, flip through the copy of @starmagazine with Ryan Gosling on the cover. PROOF OF LIES is on page 74!! Ahhhhh!!!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen #star #starmagazine #starsinthemaking #stargazing

      03/13/17

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      Had an amazing time at my book launch party last night for PROOF OF LIES! Thank you everyone for coming out!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Naval Square, Philadelphia)

      03/12/17

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      Love this line from. Review for PROOF OF LIES! “I can only imagine the fear that tore through Ana at the start of this book and it was heart-breaking to watch…This book was thrilling.” Thanks @stephanie.ward! http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com/2017/03/proof-of-lies-blog-tour-review-giveaway.html
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writerslife #writing #writers #Entangled #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #BookNews #BookClub #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen

      03/09/17

    • When a Trip to Italy Turns into a Work Expense --- Guest Post by Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Author of PROOF OF LIES | Teenreads

      This is by far my favorite blog that I wrote for the PROOF OF LIES tour. It has my travel photos from Italy! And I got to talk about how I personally visited and experienced every international moment I describe in this book. So go get transported to Italy right now–it’s way more fun than staring at your cubicle.

      03/08/17

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      During the seven years I was writing, editing and submitting this book, I would walk into book stores, peruse the YA section and think, “Anastasia Phoenix is going to be here someday.”

      Well, that day is finally TODAY! It’s my Book Birthday!

      PROOF OF LIES is on sale, and out in the world!  

      So to all the writers out there thinking of giving up, take a cue from the fortune cookie that kept me motivated: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” I persisted. And it was worth it.

      03/07/17

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