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Dianne Hales
Author of MONA LISA: A Life Discovered, just released in paperback, and LA BELLA LINGUA and a widely published, award-winning freelance journalist

Dianne Hales is the author of MONA LISA: A Life Discovered, just released in paperback, LA BELLA LINGUA and more than a dozen other books. A widely published, prize-winning freelance journalist, she has written for many national publications and won awards from the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, the National Women's Political Caucus and other groups. She was knighted by the President of Italy in recognition of LA BELLA LINGUA's contributions to promoting the Italian language. Follow her posts on her blogs: Discovering Mona Lisa and Becoming Italian Word by Word.