I would like to give a shout-out to two talented authors
Robin Lythgoe & Diane Mae Robinson
Both are fantasy/sci-fi authors that I have come to know; Diane introduces fantasy through multiple award winning children’s books.
Here is a look at their most recent projects.
Robin Lythgoe spent her formative years in a family of seven readers (including herself). She was immersed in books of nearly every variety: historical and modern romances, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, historical fiction, westerns, and the occasional horror. Fantasy, with its wonderful worlds and creatures and magic, firmly captured her heart, much to our benefit.
Robin has been dragged across the United States several times and has volunteered for several more trips on her own terms. She spends lengthy visits at museums and historical sites, and still manages to read everything in sight. As if that is not enough, Robin looks up even more interesting facts on her trusty traveling data center.
She graduated from a tiny school with a class membership of a prodigious fifty-one students. Robin even sacrificed part of a grueling summer to study a year’s worth of foreign language enabling her to graduate early with extra credits.
Her husband calls her a “brown ajah”, which is acceptable when he is referring to dark chocolate (because milk chocolate is a color, not a flavor). She’d “open a vein and bleed,” but she’d get chocolate all over the keyboard.
Although she’s never trained as a thief or ridden a dragon, Robin writes tales about wizards and magic, fantastical places, and extraordinary journeys.
About Blood & Shadow… A vengeful mage. A powerful gift. A naive youth. Sherakai never wanted to become a warrior like his father and brothers. Satisfied with being fourth in line to inherit title and responsibility, he wants only to be Master of the Horse. But on the eve of his sister’s wedding, a terrible gift arrives and Sherakai’s course changes forever.
His magic is the key to secrets he does not know or understand, and he must learn to fight in order to escape a future he doesn’t believe in. Inevitably, he must use what he hates to regain what he loves.
When I asked Robin if there was one thing to tell your readers, what would it be she had two parallel things to offer:
- First, the wisdom inside a Dove candy wrapper: “What are you waiting for?” Interestingly, this came to me at the very same time another favorite quote resurfaced: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
Visit Robin on her Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/Robin-Lythgoe/e/B006K7OFEO
Or her web site at http://robinlythgoe.com/
Diane Mae Robinson
Diane lives in a small hilltop castle nestled amongst an old and magical forest. This mystical forest is where she finds inspiration to write children’s fantasy/adventures. Her first three books in The Pen Pieyu Adventures series have won eight international book awards and one prestigious provincial award. Her next book entitled The Dragon Grammar Book – Grammar for The Whole Kingdom is due for release in late 2016. Diane is also an art teacher and writing instructor.
Diane Mae Robinson has been imagining things all her life—imagining stories, that is. By the age of eight she was making plays, casting herself as the princess and her little sister as the prince (who would only participate is she wore her cowboy outfit). They performed the plays in the forest next to their house cheered on by a crowd of clapping kids.
Diane is most known for her multi-award-winning children’s fantasy series The Pen Pieyu Adventures.
The Pen Pieyu Adventures (3 books thus far) is about a precocious princess, Petra, who becomes a knight, and her sidekick, a smart-alecky dragon named Snarls, on their adventures and misadventures. The series is filled with, “zany characters, hilarious situations, wry humor, and titillating prose.”
- Sir Princess Petra –The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 1)
- Sir Princess Petra’s Talent – The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 2)
- Sir Princess Petra’s Mission – The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 3)
- Sir Princess Petra’s Quest – The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 4, still in imagination mode)
When I asked Diane if there was one thing she would like to tell her readers, she said: “Never clobber your dragon with a book. Just saying.”
What’s next for Diane?
Finally! An easy-to-understand grammar book with fun grammar lessons. The Dragon Grammar Book is the ideal grammar book for kids, dragons, and adults alike.
From multi-award-winning children’s fantasy author, Diane Mae Robinson, The Dragon Grammar Book introduces middle grades through adults to the basic rules of the English language with easy grammar lessons. Featuring the zany fantasy characters in the author’s The Pen Pieyu Adventures series, The Dragon Grammar Book is sure to be enjoyed by the whole kingdom.
Visit Diane at her Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007DKO8SK