Diana Tuorto is a Buffalo, NY-based children's author who has been writing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction since the age of ten.
Her children's novels are told from the first person point of view of different horses.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English Writing and History, Diana is also an active volunteer with various non-profit organizations.
Diana is planning to release her first picture book, a story about a horse turning into a unicorn, during 2020. Check back soon for updates.
In October 2010, Diana released her fourth children's book and first Easy Reader (for ages 6-8+) title, Spirit of the Saluda River. It is based on the true story of Spirit, a blind 20+ year-old Shetland pony rescued from an island in South Carolina's Saluda River.
In March 2009, Diana re-released My Desert Sun, her 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.
In July 2008, Diana self-published her third novel, Luck of the Draw, the story of an unsuccessful racehorse searching for his life's purpose.
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 March 2006, Diana self-published her first collection of poems, entitled Let The Horses Die: Poems of Longing, Love, and Loss from 1997-2005.
Available for Public Appearances
Diana is currently available for public appearances such as book signings, readings, and presentations on horses/writing.
If your non-profit is having a fundraiser, Diana will gladly donate a portion of her event sales to the hosting charity. If she is unable to attend, Diana can offer you her novels at greatly discounted rates.
Diana has experience with large and small groups of children and adults. She has participated in author visits, readings, book signings, and presentations/discussions for Girl Scouts, book clubs, summer camps, and schools.
For more information, please contact Diana.