Margaret DiCanio, the author of Memory Fragments from the Armenian Genocide: A Mosaic of a Shared Heritage (Mystery and Suspense Press, 2002) has been a freelance writer for 17 years, during which she has published 10 nonfiction books.
Among the ten are three encyclopedias. They are: Encyclopedia of American Activism: 1960 to the Present (ABC-CLIO, 1998); Encyclopedia of Violence: Origins, Attitudes, Consequences, (Facts on File, 1993); and Encyclopedia of Marriage, Divorce, and the Family, (Facts on File, 1989, iUniverse, 2001).
DiCanio’s short mystery “The Bag Lady Caper” appeared in New Mystery in the summer of 1999 and was reprinted in Mystery in Mind (Parapsychology Press, 2003). Her short story “Tunnel of Malice” appeared in Futures in the fall of 2001 and was a finalist for the Derringer Award given by the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Two short stories, “Heaven’s Triage” and “Legacy of Glass,” were both 2002 New Century Award finalists, as was an excerpt from a mystery novel entitled Operation: Kick Butt. Her short story "The Guardian" will appear in the July\August\September issue of Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine.
DiCanio served four years as the president of the New England chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and has functioned as the editor of the chapter’s newsletter on and off for seven years. She is also a member of the Authors Guild, the Private Eye Writers of America, and ARTSalem.
She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida and an M.A. in Psychology from Boston University. After a stint of teaching in universities, she served as the director of two mental health centers in Massachusetts before becoming a fulltime writer.
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