Diana Tuorto has been writing fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction since the age of ten. Her novels, poetry, and short stories often focus on issues such as animal abuse and neglect, love (lost and gained), and the struggle for freedom and individuality in today's changing world. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English Writing and History, Diana remains a dedicated writer and resides in New Jersey. She has other creative interests in Marketing and Web Design, and is an active volunteer with various local and worldwide non-profit organizations. In March 2006, Diana self-published her first collection of poems, entitled Let The Horses Die: Poems of Longing, Love, and Loss from 1997-2005. In March 2008, Diana self-published her second children's novel, Janie's New Legs. It is a story of friendship between a young paralyzed girl and a pony recovering from the emotional and physical scars of abuse. In August 2008, Diana will self-publish her third novel, Luck of the Draw, the story of an unsuccessful racehorse searching for his life's purpose. In Summer/Fall 2009, Writer's Lair Books will be releasing My Desert Sun, Diana's first children's novel. It is the story of Cayuse, a young, free-spirited mustang who is captured and determined to regain his freedom, no matter what the cost. Visit http://cayuse.8k.com for more information and updates.
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