Diane McGyver’s professional writing career began in 1997. She made a living writing nonfiction, but her true passion lived in the fantasy world. Dusting off an old manuscript she had first completed in her late teens, she began uncovering the real story amongst the handwritten pages.

After six long years of major revisions, edits and beta readers, her first novel Shadows in the Stone was published by Quarter Castle Publishing. This was the first book in the Castle Keepers series.

Diane currently lives in a hamlet on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. She’s already made plans to retire–at an early age–to write by the sea where she spent her childhood. There, she will live in a peel tower or a stone cottage where she’ll raise chickens, vegetables and Trouble.


Diane prefers the old English she was raised on. So you’ll read amongst instead of among, sceptical instead of skeptical and smelt instead of smelled.

Castle Keepers Series

An epic fantasy that spans ten books. Four have already been published. READ MORE

Mystical Series

A series within an epic fantasy series. READ MORE

Romance Collection

Stand-alone stories that focus more on adventure, survival and action than the usual romance novel. READ MORE

Links to connect with Diane

Goodreads Author Page

Amazon Author Page

Follow me at Bookbub


I post random writings on Wattpad. At the moment, I’m adding the flash fiction I’ve written over the years. If you’re looking for a quick read, these are perfect. They are 2 to 5-minute stories.

Check them out at Wattpad.


The Miramichi Reader, January 24, 2022: Review for Natural Selection

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine, November 5, 2020: Review for Northern Survival

Word Dreams, September 25, 2020: Review for Northern Survival

The Miramichi Reader, October 8, 2020: Review for Northern Survival


South Branch Scribbler: January 9, 2021

Rita Lee Chapman Interview: October 31, 2020

Q & A With D.G. Kaye – Featuring Diane McGyver – Northern Survival: October 9, 2020

Catherine MacKenzie at Writing Wicket: September 30, 2020

The Laker: September 19, 2020

East Hants Writers: September 4, 2020

Catherine MacKenzie at Writing Wicket: October 3, 2018

Lynn Davidson at Polilla Writes: January 30, 2014

Smashwords Interview: October 7, 2013

Darlene Foster’s Blog: July 14, 2012

Guest Posts on Other Sites

Alexia’s Chronicles: June 19, 2012 – The Hero Inside Every Woman

Fiction Published in Anthologies

Dystopia From the Rock: short story “Carry Her Home” (2019)

The Coldest December – marking the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion: short story “The Whisper of Words” (2017)

Understorey: short story “Milking Sunshine” (2014)


My Future Kitchen

Port Royal, Nova Scotia