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Welcome to my realm on the world-wide web. I am Diane McGyver. I write traditional fantasy stories about home, true love, magic, castles, dwarfs, hauflins, elves and dragons.

I write a blog to share insight into the way I create my characters and my worlds, the Land of Ath-o’Lea and Knavesmire. I also share snippets of my characters’ lives in these worlds, news about book launches and sales, hiking, gardening and my favourite recipes.

Below is my Current Status. It’s what is consuming my time in the current month of November.

NEW: Romance Collection: That’s what I’m calling the collection of novels I’m releasing over the next year or two. They were written over the past ten years but not released. Romance is often not the main theme of the book, but it’s in each one in some measure.

The first book, Northern Survival, was released in September 2020. The second, the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes, was released October 27th. What’s after that? A December Knight.

Interested in reading one of my books?

You’ll find more information about the books and links to buy them on one of three pages (see the menu above): Romance Collection, Castle Keepers Series and Mystical Series.

Why would I do anything else

Current Status


What is consuming my time in November 2020?

  1. What am I promoting? For the next few weeks, I’ll be marking the October 27th launch of the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes. Learn more about this book on its page on this website: the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes.
  2. What am I writing? My first dystopian novel, Seeds of Life. I reached the 30,000-word milestone on October 27th. I posted the first scene to my blog to mark it. Read it at 30,000-word Milestone Reached for “Seeds of Life”. It’s easy to keep track of the word count: it’s in the right-hand margin.
  3. What am I editing/revising? I’m in the midst of editing a Christmas romance, A December Knight. To learn more, visit its page where the first scene is posted. More on this in the coming weeks, including a cover release.

Keep up-to-date on all these activities as I post regular updates on my blog page.

the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes Diane McGyverA December Knight














8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 23, 2012 12:58 am

    Great new site Diane! Well done.

  2. Cindy Hall permalink
    June 28, 2012 3:51 pm

    Hi Diane, just checking out your site and about to buy your book. Looking forward to reading a new series. Good luck with your actual book release…here is wishing your many sales!!! Cindy

  3. February 6, 2016 11:16 pm

    The site looks great, Diane. Really great!

  4. February 6, 2016 11:30 pm

    Thanks, Laura. It took about six hours to renovate, and I’m pleased with it.

  5. Jennette Andrews permalink
    October 27, 2020 7:04 pm

    Wow! I just devoured Northern Survival. I could not stop reading. Great story, awesome intensity and very real, complex characters. Looking forward to my next read.

    • October 27, 2020 7:07 pm

      Jennette, thank you for your kinds words. I am extremely happy you enjoyed “Northern Survival”. Thank you for writing and sharing your thoughts.

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