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A deft exploration of the ever-shifting covenants between parents and children, THINGS UNSAID is a ferocious tale of family love, dysfunction, and sense of duty over forty years. More


“With a grace that is absorbing and deft, Paul tackles many difficult questions, including filial responsibility, depression, marital strife, and sexual identity. …The author depicts heart-wrenching conundrums as the three siblings are forced repeatedly to evaluate their personal priorities….An engaging tale of family dysfunction and intractable senior citizens.” More

More Awards for Things Unsaid

More Awards for Things Unsaid

Things Unsaid is the 2016 Silver Award Winner in Best Fiction: Drama
Things Unsaid is the 2016 Winner in Best New Adult Fiction
JKS Communications Celebrates nine books on the 2016 Beverly Hills Books Award.

2016 USA Best Book Awards

2016 USA Best Book Awards

On behalf of the She Writes Press and BookSparks teams, congratulations goes to Diana named Finalist in Best New Fiction AND Finalist in Literary Fiction for Things Unsaid in the 2016 USA Best Book Awards!

Attention Bookclub Members

I am available for bookclub discussions via Skype or FaceTime and would love to schedule a video conference with your bookclub. Please contact me for scheduling. I am currently scheduling through June 2017.

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What Fellow Authors Are Saying

A bold and poignant story that brings deep insights into the messy and complicated world of family relationships, and shows how one woman is able to survive them with her sanity and spirit intact. – Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, author of Love in Translation and His Wife and Daughters

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Released in 2015

IMG_2174Diana Y. Paul was born in Akron, Ohio and is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in both psychology and philosophy.

Things Unsaid is her debut novel (She Writes Press) available on Amazon and your favorite indie bookstore.

Her short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals and she is currently working on a second novel, A Perfect Match. To learn more about her and her work, visit her other website at