Belle DiMonté was born in 1995 into a humble Rocky Mountain village, where wizards patterned the skies for answers and dragons could be glimpsed soaring overhead. She learnt the art of storytelling from listening to the tales told by chuckling creeks and whispering aspens and conifers, and with the seeds thus planted in her mind, she began writing fantasy at the age of fourteen after reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea.
Since then, Belle has been published widely both online and in print, currently writing each month for The Moon: The Journal for Writing and Art, co-editing fantasy ezine Into the Willows, and reviewing books for Eternal Haunted Summer and Cabinet des Fées. Hard at work on two YA fantasy trilogies — which she hopes to sell to one of the Big Six eventually — she’s the author of two poetry collections, which are available here and a handful of fantasy novelettes which will be released on Amazon in 2013/2014.
Described by friends as possessing a regality befitting a faerie queen, and known for her love of meditative silence, Belle can often be found in the wilderness, combing mountains for herbs, new stories, and creatures of the Otherworld. Her major interests include history, literature, language, philosophy, herbalism, and Nature. A devotee of Classical Latin and the study of classics as a whole, she enjoys translating Ovid and Vergil by candlelight on the nights she’s not working on her own stories.
Where to find Belle DiMonté online
Where to buy in print
A poetry collection honoring the goddess Diana in her many forms by one of her biggest fans over a summer.
A poetry collection about a spiritual journey with the poet's impressions and feelings as she goes through her life as a poet.
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