D.L. Gardner

With a passion for a good wholesome story D.L. Gardner also (Dianne Lynn Gardner) dives into the adult and young adult fantasy genres. 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 Gardner is an accomplished artist, novelist, and screenwriter who dabbles in film making. She’s been an artist since she was a child, and has been an apprentice to world-renown artists. Her forte is portraiture and figure, but she also loves to plein air paint.


Dianne has had a passion for the written word, having indulged in poetry in her young years and loving to write essays at school. She began writing novels in 2013. Dianne writes primarily fantasy novels including all sub-genres, with a love for historical fantasy, but has also written a historical novel based on actual letters by a relative during World War II.

Her latest novel, Dylan is a story about an autistic young man with supernatural powers who must break the destructive patterns of his past and open his heart to love.  Her adaptation of Dylan has won the best screenplay awards in 6 unique festivals.  Most recently she won the Gold Script Award in Prix Royal film festival in France!