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Dianne K. Salerni

Dianne K. Salerni is the author of the popular children's Eighth Day fantasy series about a secret day of the week. Published by HarperCollins, the series includes The Eighth Day and The Inquisitor’s Mark, described by Kirkus as “an exciting blend of Arthurian legend and organized crime.” She has also published two YA historical novels, The Caged Graves (Clarion/HMH), a Junior Library Guild Selection and one of YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks, and We Hear the Dead (Sourcebooks), inspiration for a short film, The Spirit Game, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Dianne is a former elementary school teacher who retired from teaching to spend more time hanging around creepy cemeteries and climbing 2,000-year-old pyramids in the name of book research.