Out of Her Hands

When they're little, our kids are on our feet. When they're big, they're on our hearts!


Her son's dream girl isn't what Linda had in mind. Between her family, her job, and her friends, life is moving at warp speed. How will Linda manage when she realizes it's all out of her hands?

What people are saying about Out of Her Hands:


Romantic Times Magazine, 4 ½ stars TOP PICK!

"No sophomore slump for DiMaria! This novel (Out of Her Hands) is as engaging and meaningful as her first, Searching for Spice. Her realistic portrayal of the characters' lives should endear them to readers and help Christians to feel less alone in their daily trials."


Excelling at the Craft of Writing

Have you ever dreamed of having a lip-flaming affair--with your husband? 


That's the premise behind Searching for Spice. Linda Revere is a romance-deprived photographer's assistant who longs to experience a little romance in her 24-year-old marriage. But is she ready for what happens next?

Excelling at the Craft of Writing: 101 Ideas to Move your Prose to the Next Level (Best of WordServe Water Cooler)

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What people are saying about Searching for Spice:


Romantic Times Magazine ~ 4 1/2 stars!

"DiMaria’s debut novel shines with warmth and wisdom.  Linda and Jerry’s marriage is realistic, and readers will be able to identify with and learn from their struggles. A sprinkling of humor and detailed secondary characters raise this novel a notch above the rest."

 “Be careful what you pray for . . . Megan DiMaria’s Searching for Spice is an entertaining tale of an Everywoman who yearns for the Extraordinary--as we all do on occasion. Filled with humor, zest, and real life, this charming romantic tale will charm and delight.” 

       --Angela Hunt, author of Doesn’t She Look Natural? 


"Debut author, Megan DiMaria, breaks new ground with Searching for Spice by putting a unique twist on one woman's desire for a bodice-ripping, lip-flaming affair . . . with her husband! DiMaria taps into the inner longing of every married woman. Imperfect people with very imperfect lives shatter long-held stereotypes discoloring the Christian family. Sharp writing and dialog put you in Linda Revere's head building your faith, along with hers, as she faces mountainous obstacles to her dreams, and finds peace in Jesus."

--Darcie J. Gudger, reviewer for


writing journeys. Now, the best of the Water Cooler’s writing on craft has been compiled in one place. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, have been working on a novel for decades or are just dipping your toes into the world of publishing, the tips and tricks offered here will take your craft to the next level. The easy-to-read, engaging essays cover a range of topics, from organizing and outlining your work to creating powerful characters and dialogue to fine-tuning your language, style, and voice. With proven advice from more than thirty published authors, Excelling at the Craft of Writing moves from the first seeds of starting your writing project up to the last stages of creating a proposal and pitching your work to agents. For any writer hoping to reinvigorate their writing, this is the place to start.

Overachieving Your Platform

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Searching for Spice


“Life in Linda's world is messy...but filled with love, laughter, struggle and faith. Megan has created a most real heroine for us to love...and I adore her!”

~Deena Peterson, reviewer: A Peek at my Bookshelf


“Megan DiMaria crafts a novel so compelling, so real, you forget you're reading fiction.”

~Darcie Gudger, reviewer: TitleTrakk


"This is a great read for a quiet afternoon or in those times when you feel your own life spinning out of control and need the reality check of knowing you're not in it alone."

~Amazon reviewer

These days, it’s not enough to just write well. If you want your book to sell, you’ve got to have a platform. For many writers, this is the greatest stumbling block to success.

But it doesn’t have to be! From the basics of creating an author website and online presence to the nitty-gritty of email lists, Facebook ads, and blog tours, Overachieving Your Platform will give you the tools you need to break out and connect with large audiences. Adapted from the best writing of the WordServe Water Cooler—the award-winning blog of the WordServe Literary Agency—these essays teach writers what it takes to get noticed on and off the page. With advice from more than twenty published writers across all genres and subjects, the wide range of experience within these pages will benefit anyone looking to take their career to the next level.