With a passion for a good wholesome story, D.L. Gardner dives into the adult and young adult fantasy genres and is currently working on a historical romance novel.
She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Dianne loves a book that ignites imaginations, strengthens friendships, spurs courage and applauds honor. Though she targets her stories for young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages.
Dianne was born in Ohio and raised in southern CA. She attended Northern AZ University and later continued her education in the Pacific Northwest.
She's an oil painter, book illustrator, screenwriter and filmmaker. Her novels have hit the Amazon best sellers list and she has won numerous awards for her screenplays.
Her most recent accomplishments include her novel Thread of a Spider, a historical fantasy which is a blended story of mythical Fae folk and the Irish war of independence .
Numerous screenings of her trailer for Cassandra's Castle hit the States in 2016. She has gathered a team of filmmakers ready to film a pilot episode of a TV series based on her novel. The trailer has won numerous awards including screening at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, AMC Theater in Orlando, two trophies, and the Accolade Film Festival Recognition Award. Her screenplay for the pilot episode for Cassandra's Castle won a trophy at the Indie-Gathering in Ohio.
Her book Pouraka won an Imaginarium Award and trophy as the Best Urban Fantasy.
Her screenplay for An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody, based on her novel, won Best Mystery at the Veers West Screenwriters Competition in Seattle WA.