Author Archives: Dianne Gardner

About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. 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 books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.

As the Story Goes

Odd, isn’t it, how when writing, regardless of what you try to do, words seem to mold together and address current affairs. At least for me I’m finding that it’s true. I began Ian’s Realm Saga years ago. The Tale … Continue reading

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A dream come true

Have you had them? Dreams come true that is? Remember sitting by the window on a rainy day looking for a rainbow? Or on the front lawn blowing on a dandelion and making a wish? Did you ever toss a … Continue reading

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An American Celebration!

Our American forefathers blazed a trail of dare and courage. Who would have contested the throne of England in those days? To my fellow American citizens, celebrate this day with pride. Teach your children the value of responsible freedom because … Continue reading

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Editorial Reviews: They mean a lot to authorsI

Recently excited about the latest editorial review. The thing about editorial reviews is that they are written by people in the industry. Their critique and praise are both helpful and sought after. They gain a place where people will listen … Continue reading

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A Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to Making Believe, the blog of fantasy author D.L. Gardner! I hope you are enjoying the blog hop scavenger hunt, and that you’ll come back and visit again! My novel Ian’s Realm Saga is one of the prizes for … Continue reading

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It’s here!

It’s here. I cannot tell you how wonderful Jeff Stillwell has done with the character of Dylan. His performance actually brought tears to my eyes! If you have ever known someone with special abilities, you will love this story. I … Continue reading

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Honor, Courage, Integrity

Through the years I have had relations with different members of various historical and reenactment groups. Had I known about such societies when I was younger, and the great advantage of being associated with them, I would have pursued the … Continue reading

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