WOW Wednesday! Wowing Dianne Gardner!

dianne-gardner-1-me-painting2Dianne Gardner, an award winning author, is also an illustrator living in the Pacific Northwest, USA. She’s an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National League of American Pen Women. Her Ian’s Realm series is published by PDMI Publishing LLC along with four short stories in the A Tale of the Four Wizards series. Her most recent book Altered will be published this year by Master Koda Publishing. She writes for middle grade and young adults targeting boys and adventure loving girls, and the young at heart.

Here’s what Dianne says about her new book, Altered:

Altered is a story about a family very much like those I see today. A single working mom is trying to raise two kids. The difference between today’s world, and the Altered environment is that the mother has to struggle to keep her family together during a world-military takeover that has already put into place a plan to manipulate its subjects through the food supply.

There are two things that drove this story into being.

1. Current events concerning the manipulation of our American farms and ultimately our food supply.

2. My experience living in the Southwest desert and learning and understanding not only Hopi legend, but the simple Native American way of life which is harmonious to nature.

Nature will always be a part of my novels. In my first series The Ian’s Realm Saga, Ian steps through a portal to a place called the Realm, where the country is absolutely beautiful, pristine, and wild. Mountains, prairies, ocean and woods…These are all landscapes that I have experienced and love dearly.

altered-cover-FINALIn Altered, a dystopian novel, this struggling family is watching what was once a beautiful world deteriorate before their eyes where everything natural is disappearing and with it, the future of mankind.

I hate to think negatively about the future. I have sixteen grandchildren and I would hope that the world we leave them would be a better place. It’s my will that we leave future generations an environment more like the Realm, clean and rich and wild, rather than like the broken shell we see in my novel Altered.

If this book can make a difference, even in one person’s life, then I will be content that it’s done its job!

You can find Dianne here:

website ~

Facebook ~

Twitter ~ http://www.twitter/@DianneGardner

Her blog ~

Deception Peak ~

Author Central ~


About jenniferloiske

Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast. She is a pre-school teacher by profession but she stayed at home when her youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. She is a workaholic Teen/Young Adult author, who loves dark fantasy, teen movies, chips and candies and warm sunny days. She’s also very keen on charity work and a big part of her royalties goes to the charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals. As a huge fan of dark novels Jennifer's bookshelf is full of books from L.J. Smith, Alyson Noel, Stephanie Meyer, Chloe Neill, Michelle Rowen, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Amanda Hocking and Lauren Kate. She’s also a huge fan of music from Evanescence, Linkin Park, Within Temptation, OneRepublic and Disturbed. But her hunger for music is endless and depend on what mood she’s in or what kind of book she’s working on. She can be pretty much an omnivore when it comes to music.
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1 Response to WOW Wednesday! Wowing Dianne Gardner!

  1. Thank you so much for having me, Jennifer!

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