After Diana Dinverno read Frances Mayes' New York Times bestseller, Under the Tuscan Sun, she traveled to Italy and fell in love. Inspired, she returned home to Michigan and began to write. Read her blog to learn the details. Her essays and features have appeared in a variety of Detroit area newspapers and magazines, including Metro Parent, Strut Magazine, The Oakland Press, The Troy Eccentric, and the national publication, Spirituality and Health. She has penned award winning poems and creative nonfiction. Selected as a finalist for the New Rivers Press American Fiction Award 2015, her short story "How to Fall" appears in American Fiction, Volume 15, The Best Unpublished Stories by New and Emerging Writers (New Rivers Press, 2016). Her work also appears in Peacock Journal, Ekphrastic Review, The MacGuffin, Peninsula Poets, and Slippery Elm Literary Journal. She is a past president of Detroit Working Writers (DWW), Michigan's oldest writing organization. Diana, a practicing attorney, lives in Michigan.
Diana has just completed a work of historical fiction set in Renaissance Florence. Inspired during a trip to Italy in 2003, Diana immersed herself in research of fifteenth century Florentine life. This period of shifting artistic and political landscapes is the backdrop for a story of a man faced with an impossible task, one that requires him to challenge the city's elite, compete with a despised rival, and commit to years of labor in Florence, all in the pursuit of love. Filled with passion and intrigue, the novel takes the reader on a journey across the Italian peninsula with an unforgettable cast of characters.
Diana is at work on her second novel.