Author Diana Swanson's New Book Pens ‘Now You See Me, Now You Don’t’

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Mystery novel tells story of young widow who meets challenges of everyday life.

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As a lover of mystery stories, author Diana Swanson has always wanted to write one. She sets herself a personal goal of writing and publishing a mystery novel and “Now You See Me, Now You Don't” (published by Xlibris) is the result of that personal challenge.

This book tells the story of Toni MacArthur, a young widow who, in deciding to begin a new life, takes a job as a junior high principal in a small town and finds that she has more challenges to face than she anticipated. There are bullying parents, teen drug use and a school superintendent who presses against her personal boundaries, a stalker and a dead body that turns up on her school’s doorstep. As Toni faces these challenges, she discovers personal strengths she was unaware she possessed.

“This novel is about meeting the challenges of everyday life and the personal growth this requires,” Swanson says. “The setting is a school and the exploration of the complications of that micro environment.”

A retired educator, Swanson borrows from her experiences as a teacher, principal and college professor to create “Now You See Me, Now You Don't.” Through this first novel, she hopes to provide readers with a better understanding of how the school system works, the danger of teen drug abuse and how to trust on one’s instincts.

“Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”
By Diana Swanson
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 322 pages | ISBN 9781514412947
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 322 pages | ISBN 9781514412855
E-Book | 322 pages | ISBN 9781514412954
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
When not traveling the world with her husband, Diana Swanson is involved in local theater activities onstage and offstage, as well as writing and directing children’s plays. She also has written “Looking Good and Feeling Better,” a teen health and wellness book, “Much Ado About Art,” a three year curriculum of art ideas for elementary students, “A Study of the Organizational Climates of Choice Schools and Assigned Attendance Schools in an Urban Setting,” a PhD dissertation and a collection of Christmas plays for Sunday School Productions.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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