Diana Grillo grew up in a struggling immigrant Italian family with an abusive father. She lived in a wealthy suburb in Westchester County, New York. The contrast of wealth and social status made her feel as though she never quite belonged. She became a mother at a very young age and worked her way through college while raising a son and daughter. After graduating with a B.S. from Mercy College she worked as a paralegal and social worker. She began writing following retirement. Diana now lives in Cave Creek, Arizona with her husband where she draws on the sharp contrasts of her youth and her journey through life as inspiration for many of her short stories. Diana is a member of the Arizona Authors Association. One of Diana’s short stories, “Mr. Anderson”will be included in the anthology available on May 31, 2017 by “Publish My Short Story.” An excerpt of one of her stories can be found on her website shortstoriesbydiana.com