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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 October.

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 next, the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes, is scheduled for release 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 October 2020?

  1. The first week of October still has focus on 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.
  2. The final proof for the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes has arrived. The first half of the month will be spent checking it for errors. I define it as women fiction-inspirational-with a dash of romance. It’s release is scheduled for October 27th. Learn more about this book and how to pre-order it on its page on this website: the Salvation of Mary Lola Barnes.
  3. What am I writing this month? My first dystopian novel. The working title is Seed Keeper, but I have a strong feeling it will change. The current day word count is in the right-hand margin.
  4. Over the course of the next six weeks, revisions and edits will take place for a Christmas romance, A December Knight. 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.

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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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