D.M. Pirrone


D.M. Pirrone is the nom de plume of Diane Piron-Gelman, a freelance writer and editor with nearly twenty years’ experience. No Less in Blood is her first mystery novel. Other recent publishing credits include “She Kindly Stopped For Me”, in the fantasy-horror anthology Lucifer’s Shadow (White Wolf Publishing, 2002) and Handbook: Major Periphery States (Catalyst Game Labs, 2009), a novel-length fictional history for the BattleTech role-playing game.

A Chicago native, history buff and avid mystery reader, Ms. Piron-Gelman is a longtime member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She is also an adoptee, with personal experience of the desire to find one’s roots. She lives on the Northwest Side with her husband Stephen and two sons, David and Isaac.


Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 2014: Chicago-area mystery fans, check out WYCC-Channel 20's New Year's Mystery Marathon. Great TV, plus fun & informative author chats during the breaks. Join me and other Chicagoland mystery authors--Jamie Freveletti, Robert Goldsborough and Shane Gehricke, just to name a few! Just click on the link (at right).

NO LESS IN BLOOD joins the Book Parade line-up for June, July and August! Check out Chicago's own moveable feast of the written word on Youtube and Chicago cable Channel 25 (see link at right).

Printers Row Litfest 2013

It's that time of year again in Chicago, where book lovers converge on Printers' Row (just west of the Loop downtown) for a literary extravaganza. Mystery writers are well represented at the Mystery Writers of America booth (Polk & Dearborn streets); drop on by at any hour of the day and you're likely to see a favorite local author (or maybe discover a new one!) signing books or doing a reading. I'll be signing/​reading from my suspense novel, NO LESS IN BLOOD, from noon to 1:45 both days of the fest.

New this year for Printers Row, the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime will sponsor audience-critique sessions on Sunday afternoon. Interested authors--published or not--can sign up for 10-minute slots to read a work-in-progress, debut a piece of flash fiction, or practice a book pitch for agents and publishers. Instant feedback offered from published authors, who'll be there to listen. The event kicks off at 2 p.m.; hope to see you there.

Blog/​podcast interviews
Author Karen Rose Smith chats with me about HER SISTER, her newest audiobook release. Read the interview via link at right.

Check out my podcast interview with John Byk of Writers Alive, about NO LESS IN BLOOD and mystery writing in general (see link at right).

Blog interview with Morgen Bailey on Wednesday, July 6th (see link at right)

Selected Works

Adoptee Rachel Connolly searches for her family and ends up a target for murder.

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