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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      My family has taken i’s story public. We have been trying HARD to get help to our relatives in Puerto Rico, and after our phone call yesterday–where we were actually left discussing how we, private citizens, might be able to contact the Mayor of Utuado (who doesn’t have a working phone) to ask him to “officially request aid”– we decided to write an article about what we’ve been facing.

      It’s up on Philly.com now, and it will be in the Inquirer tomorrow. We need to keep the media, and the country, invested in this story, so the people of Puerto Rico aren’t forgotten with the next news cycle. Thanks to everyone who has helped us out. It means a lot.

      http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/commentary/one-philly-familys-struggles-to-help-relatives-in-hurricane-battered-puerto-rico-20171004.html

      Feel free to share my Op Ed with your friends, and more importantly, please consider sharing the article with your senators and congressmen. Thank you!
      #pubforpr #puertorico #utuado #puertoricorelief
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      #writersofinstagram #writerslife #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #oped #opinion #YA #YAlit #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #bookaholic #bookish #proofoflies #dianarodriguezwallach (at Devil’s Pocket, Philadelphia)

      10/04/17

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      This isn’t my normal author post where I talk about writing quirks or book signings, this is where I talk about what my family has been dealing with behind the scenes since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. We have family we haven’t heard from, because communication is down and no one can get to them. We have family in San Juan with serious medical conditions. So we’ve decided to stop feeling helpless and do something. We’re raising money to send supplies and aid workers directly to Utuado, a mountain town that will not be on any government radar for quite a while. If you’re looking for a way to help and you don’t know how, here’s one way:
      https://www.youcaring.com/therodriguezfamilyofsanjuanandutuadopuertorico-961404

      Live link is in my bio.

      My first novel, AMOR AND SUMMER SECRETS, is set in Utuado and based on my family there. My dad grew up there. I owe Utuado a lot and I thank you in helping me help them.

      #hurricanemaria #hurucánmaria #utuado #puertorico #unidosporpuertorico (at Utuado, Puerto Rico)

      09/25/17

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      Come see me tomorrow! I will be at:

      B&N In Marlton, NJ from 1-3pm doing a whole Wonder Woman theme with fellow “Diana,” author Diana Gallagher.

      B&N in Rittenhouse, Philadelphia from 5-7pm. I will be helping to facilitate a FREE creative writing workshop at 5 PM, followed by a Q&A and signing at 6 PM.

      Come say hi!
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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 #visitphilly #philly (at Barnes and Noble Rittenhouse)

      09/22/17

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      Speaking at my daughter’s school today, and I even busted out the new shoes. Packed: poster, books, printed manuscript, galley, edit letter and bookmarks. #ready #toughaudience
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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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

      09/14/17

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      I’m so excited to participating in B-Fest at the B&N in Marlton, NJ on Sat., Sept. 23rd! Come out and see me with Diana Gallagher (two Dianas!) from 1-3pm.
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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 Marlton, New Jersey)

      09/11/17

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      READER CONFESSION–I can’t pass by a box marked “Free Books” on a city stoop. Here’s what I got yesterday in West Philly. I may have squealed when I saw the Buffy title.
      QOTD–Are you grossed out by used books on the sidewalk? Or will you dive in and see what’s there?
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      #writersofinstagram #writerslife #reading #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #write #YA #YAlit #book #bookstore #bookshelf #BookNews #BookClub #bookworm #bookstagram #booklover #read #books #bookaholic #buffy #meditation #vampirediaries (at West Philadelphia Born & Raised)

      08/24/17

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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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