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Welcome to my realm on the world-wide web. I am Diane Lynn 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.

I’ve posted 300-word Castle Keeper Vignettes that capture a moment in time for a character who stars in my fantasy novels. The vignettes take place sometime between Shadows in the Stone and Scattered Stone.

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

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.

Interested in reading one of my books?

You’ll find them here in the book section. If you’re looking specifically for details about the Castle Keepers and Mystical series, you’ll find it in the Castle Keepers Series section.

Why would I do anything else

Current Status


What is consuming my time in September 2020?

  1. The release of my latest novel: Northern Survival. It’s a survival, adventure, romance novel that takes place in Northern Ontario. The main characters are from Nova Scotia and California. Learn more about the book on it’s page on this website: Northern Survival. Catch up on news about it, including sales, on my blog page.
  2. The revisions and editing of The Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes. I define it as women fiction-inspirational-with a dash of romance. Look for it later this year.

Northern SurvivalSalvation of Mary Lola Barnes














If you’re here for the old family blueberry cake recipe,

go to It’s the Season for Blueberry Cake.

blueberry cake recipe

6 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.

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