Diana Tuorto

About Diana

Diana Tuorto is a Buffalo, NY-based children's author. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English Writing and History, Diana is also an active horse rescue volunteer. She shares a small farm with her husband, horses and cats.

2022 Awards

Purple Dragonfly badge

In 2022, Diana’s books won Honorable Mention in the Picture Books 5 & Younger, Early Readers, Middle Grade Fiction, Animals/Pets and Charity/Making a Difference categories of the Purple Dragonfly Book Award.

Diana with certificate.

Story Monsters badge

In 2022, Diana’s books won Story Monsters Approved! honors in the Picture Book, Early Reader Fiction, and Middle Grade Fiction categories.

Diana with certificate.

2021 Awards

Equus badge

In 2021, Diana’s books were honored by the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest, the world’s premier showcase for domestic and international equestrian content feature films, documentaries, shorts, music videos, commercials, training and educational materials, art and literature.

The books were recognized in the following categories:

Diana with awards.

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Diana has participated in author visits, readings, book signings, and presentations/discussions for the Girl Scouts (requirement for Books badge), book clubs, summer camps, and schools, with small and large (200+) groups of children.


for schools, summer camps, or children’s parties.


or discussions about writing and horses.


donating a portion of sales to the charity.