Diane Mae Robinson

Biography

Diane lives in a small hilltop castle nestled amongst an old and magical forest. In this mystical forest, all the fantasy creatures one can imagine live and audition for parts in the author's next book.

The author’s children’s chapter books fantasy/adventure series, The Pen Pieyu Adventures, has won 10 international book awards and 1 provincial book award to date.

Diane is also an artist, art teacher, international short story judge, part-time children's book editor, and a writing instructor.

For more information about the author: https://www.dragonsbook.com

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I love the classics written by Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Sinclair Lewis, Leo Tolstoy. I also like really good fantasy written by writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Terry Goodkind.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Gathering and keeping an interested fan base on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin has provided effective marketing of my books. When I have a new book coming out, I do a book blog tour, which generates reviews and sales.
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Where to find Diane Mae Robinson online


Where to buy in print


Books

Sir Princess Petra - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (series, book #1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Book #1 in the Ten-Time International Multi-Award Winning Series Princess Petra’s unusual birthday request sends the court into a frenzy, but when she agrees to undertake a knight’s quest they can’t stop her. Armed with a cake knife and outfitted in the best royal pots and pans, Petra sets off to face a dragon.
Sir Princess Petra's Talent - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fairy tales
Sir Princess Petra has already proven she is a kind and noble knight. This, however, does not please the king and queen--they want her to behave like a princess and forget this silly knight nonsense of hers! But when the king writes a new rule in the royal rule book that requires her to attend Talent School and acquire a princess talent certificate or suffer the spell of the royal magician.
The Forest Painter - A Short Story by International Multi-Award-Winning Author Diane Mae Robinson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The changing of the seasons has arrived when a young fairy is unwillingly thrown into the role of The Forest Painter. Aura never learned the art of forest painting. Now, she must paint the forest with autumn colors before the frost queen's arrival or Majestic Forest will be lost forever to the frost queen's icy touch.
Sir Princess Petra's Mission - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Sir Princess Petra has already attained her knighthood in the Kingdom of Pen Pieyu and her non-princess-like talent certificate from Talent School,neither of which pleases her father and mother, the king and queen.The king writes up more silly rules in the royal rule book to deter Sir Princess Petra from her knightly ways and useless talent, and turn her into a real princess once and for all.

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Smashwords book reviews by Diane Mae Robinson

  • The Faeries of Birchover Wood - The Bad on Feb. 09, 2013
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    5 stars Review by Diane Mae Robinson The Bad has been imprisoned for a thousand years, by magic, into the trunk of a tree. But the magic is failing. People have forgotten about faeries, dragons, oakmen and goblins. Thus, the magic weakens. Soloman, an eight year old boy and the main character, moves with his parents to Birchover Village. In the forest behind their new house, all the magical creatures dwell, including the Bad. The Bad is very near to breaking the magic that binds him to the tree. Soloman and his parents, along with the faeries and other mythical creatures of the forest, have to stop the Bad before it destroys the world. This is an incredible fantasy/adventure story. I was swept up early into the adventure by the strong plot line and the strong characters. With faerie characters such as; Elder Perennial Swallowtail, Zeal White Oak and Balamore Skullcap; an oakman named, Autumn Brown Leaf, the story captures the reader into a wonderful mythical adventure. This is a fantasy/adventure story that has everything a great fantasy/adventure story should have. The author has created a magnificent world of faeries, dragons, oakmaen, goblins, ghouls and brownies that live along side humans that all share in the adventure. The writing is creative, entertaining, and descriptive. I also like the fact that the author has taken the time to incorporate the importance of the forests in the world--realistically and magically. If you have never believed that magical creatures live in the forest, you will now.
  • The Faeries of Birchover Wood - The Bad on Feb. 10, 2013

    Review by Award-winning children's book author, Diane Mae Robinson. The Bad has been imprisoned for a thousand years, by magic, into the trunk of a tree. But the magic is failing. People have forgotten about faeries, dragons, oakmen and goblins. Thus, the magic weakens. Soloman, an eight year old boy and the main character, moves with his parents to Birchover Village. In the forest behind their new house, all the magical creatures dwell, including the Bad. The Bad is very near to breaking the magic that binds him to the tree. Soloman and his parents, along with the faeries and other mythical creatures of the forest, have to stop the Bad before it destroys the world. This is an incredible fantasy/adventure story. I was swept up early into the adventure by the strong plot line and the strong characters. With faerie characters such as; Elder Perennial Swallowtail, Zeal White Oak and Balamore Skullcap; an oakman named, Autumn Brown Leaf, the story captures the reader into a wonderful mythical adventure. This is a fantasy/adventure story that has everything a great fantasy/adventure story should have. The author has created a magnificent world of faeries, dragons, oakmaen, goblins, ghouls and brownies that live along side humans that all share in the adventure. The writing is creative, entertaining, and descriptive. I also like the fact that the author has taken the time to incorporate the importance of the forests in the world--realistically and magically. If you have never believed that magical creatures live in the forest, you will now.
  • Elven Jewel (book 1 in the Hunters of Reloria series) on March 15, 2014

    The story started out slow for me, but as I read more into the adventure and got closer to the characters, I couldn't help but become drawn into this fantasy world. This world is in some ways familiar to the reader, yet has its own uniqueness in the diverse, entertaining characters and plot to make it an original fantasy tale. The characters are original, well-rounded, and believable. The reader comes away from the story with the sense that not all beings are evil, that their is hope for the future, that friendship is worth fighting for, that sometimes good can come out of adversity, and not to give up on what is important. I always enjoy a good quest with mythical creatures, magic, elves, dwarfs, knights, a dragon, high action and dangerous adventures, and characters that run me through a gamut of emotions. This book has all of that and more.