D.L. Gardner


With a passion for a good wholesome story, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into the adult and young adult fantasy genres. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Dianne loves a book that ignites imaginations, strengthens friendships, spurs courage and applauds honor. Though she targets her stories for young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages.

Dianne was born in Ohio and raised in southern CA. She attended Northern AZ University and later continued her education in the Pacific Northwest. She's an oil painter, book illustrator, screenwriter and filmmaker. She writes under the names of D. L. Gardner and Dianne Lynn Gardner. Her dystopia novel Altered has hit the best sellers chart and her underwater romance, Pouraka is sure to spark interest. Newest to her collection is the hilarious vampire satire, An Unconditional Mr. Peadlebody.

You can keep up with her work on her website.

Books By This Author

“Dianne Gardner’s unusual and hilarious story kept me in stitches as Gerald Peadlebody, half vampire, half elf, uses unconventional methods to solve the mystery of his father’s death, a father who was a full-blooded vampire. Adding to the hilarity, Gerald’s wife, a half-breed vampire, spends her time looking in all the wrong places for strategies to change her vampire blood. It’s a change Ginger’s half-breed son, Raymond, is also interested in but for different reasons. He battles his vampire half as he lusts for the love of a fully human woman instead of lusting for her blood. The endeavor proves quite tricky. Through danger and intrigue Gerald eventually discovers who killed his father. The method used by the murderer is as quirky as every other event in this story”

“As the title says 'unconventional,' this is an unconventional story which makes it unpredictable and most enjoyable. It is funny and serious at the same time. I've stayed away from the traditional vampire stories, but this is not one of those. There is one character who wants desperately not to be a vampire because he's in love, another character who is trying to undo the spell by kissing a bunch of frogs, and Mr. Peadlebody who is trying to solve the murder of his father. This story is definitely one I'll read over and over again. ”

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