Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Diana Rodriguez Wallach is a multi-published author of young adult novels. Her most recent YA Horror novel, a Lizzie Borden meets “Supernatural” story, titled Hatchet Girls, released in October 2023 through Random House/Delacorte. In 2021, she published her first YA Horror, Small Town Monsters, also through Random House. It was named one of the “13 Scariest Books of 2021” by Kirkus Reviews.

Additionally, Diana is the author of the Anastasia Phoenix Series (Entangled Publishing), a trilogy of young adult spy thrillers. The first book in the series, Proof of Lies, has been optioned for film and was chosen as a finalist for the 2018 International Thriller Awards for Best Young Adult Novel. Additionally, Bustle listed her as one of the “Top Nine Latinx Authors to Read for Women’s History Month.”

In 2011, she published a highly regarded essay in Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperCollins). It was the only essay chosen from the anthology by Scholastic to be used in its classroom materials. Diana also is featured in the anthology, Latina Authors and Their Muses (Twilight Times Books, 2015). She has previously penned YA contemporary Latina novels, as well as a YA short-story collection.

Diana taught Creative Writing through Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth for six years. She has been a mentor for SCBWI, Las Musas, and the Highlights Foundation. She currently teaches Creative Writing Workshops in schools and libraries throughout the Northeast. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University, and lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband, two kids, and two cats.

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