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.

Where the Yellow Violets Grow

Maybe we’ll be home by Christmas. It’s so lovely in Pennsylvania at Christmas time. And then you and I could walk in the woods. The forest is beautiful in the winter. I’ll show you where the yellow violets grow. We’ll dig in the snow and find the trailing arbutus. They have a lovely fragrance.

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Sweet Romance

  I have a new book coming out March 3, 2018 based on a stack of letters my sister-in-law handed me with the words, “write the story!” It concerns her mother who was a nurse stationed in England during WWII. … Continue reading

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Making Believe

I must let you all know that I’m going to be downsizing this blog and doing my blogging from my website. The reason being I feel the need to work from one location. You can follow my blog there by … Continue reading

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Making Believe

Summer is winding down. The grandsons have come and gone. Remember when people would talk about how hot the summer protests would be? The newscasters used to predict how much violence would happen in the summer. Usually they hit their … Continue reading

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Making Music

Rhythm in a literary work is captivating. Mesmerizing. It draws the reader or listener like sweet honey draws a bear, and holds them captive. Rhythm gives flavor to words and sensuality to concepts. Continue reading

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Making a Hero

When the movie was over I waited for my husband as he used the restroom. I stood on the plush carpets, the ambient lights glittering around me. Brilliantly lit posters heralded upcoming movies. Their bright colors, handsome actors, magic wielding … Continue reading

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Don’t give me an honest book review

Originally posted on The unofficial blog of Stan Faryna:
The problem with honesty … by Stan Faryna … … As some of you know, I urgently seek book reviews on for my debut book, Francesco Augustine Bernadone as I compete…

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