Author Spotlight: D.L. Gardner

20726875_10211577705770666_447887566_o.jpgDianne Lynn Gardner, a.k.a. D.L. Gardner is the winner of the Imjadinn Award for Best Urban Fantasy 2016 at the Imaginarium Convention in Louisville KY. With a passion for teens, she dives into their world with her young adult fantasy novels. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that the teens she knows have wholesome and healthy books that ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor. Though she targets her stories for young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages.


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Dianne Garner writes YA fantasy, adventure fantasy, urban fantasy and historical fantasy. She currently has seven novels and counting. Thread of a Spider is a historical fantasy which takes place in 1921 during the Irish uprising four years after Easter Rising. The novel combines historical events with Irish mythology.

Blurb:

Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis’ home to the ground and arrest her fiancé, Liam, for murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen. Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis’ attempts to find her brother or free her fiance, until her only hope for survival rests on the magic of the Fae.


Dianne’s Ian’s Realm Saga is filled with magic and is an ongoing series with seven books in the works and one book in pre-production as a TV series.

Blurb:

When Ian Wilson and his father discover a portal to another world, they step inside. Lured to a deceptive mountain, Ian’s father disappears and Ian is abducted and enslaved by dragon worshipers. Escape is complicated by the search for his father and he soon learns he must first unravel the mystery of the dragon’s wrath.


Her dystopian novel Altered has hit the bestsellers chart.

Blurb:

In a dystopian future, the new government known only as the Privatol invades American soil, and crops propel the engine. Uncontrollable tyranny has succeeded in dictating where people live, what they do, and what they eat. When Abree, a spunky twelve-year-old is taken away to learn the process of modifying seed to Newly Constructed Food she discovers an evil plan that could alter the fate of the human race, and a way out if only she can escape to tell the others.

A fast paced tale of conspiracy and escape through the southwestern desert and northern Mexico as Abree, her older brother and his girlfriend defy an abusive government.


Her underwater romance, Pouraka is sure to spark interest.

Blurb:

Pouraka is a magical sea cavern tucked under the rocky cliffs near a rural seaside town called Barnacle Bay. Cora, a Pouraka mermaid, is comfortable changing into human form to visit her friends on shore. But when a foreign clan of merpeople ask for help, Cora’s world changed. Among the strangers is a handsome and passionate merman, Tas, whom she quickly falls in love with.

The foreign clan fled their homeland in search of another cavern when men invaded their waters. Trouble follows them when an unscrupulous oil rigger’s son discovers the rich aquatic life Barnacle Bay harbors. Mermaids, instead of dolphins, become his prey.

The man’s quest to capture and sell a mermaid or two to a marine amusement park proves perilous for both Cora and Tas, and their families. Both clans must fight for their lives, and all sea life that call Pouraka home.


You Can Follow Her:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianneLynnGardner/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianneGardner

Website: http://gardnersart.com


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