Dianne Astle


At one point in Dianne's life she believed that people grew up and when they did they stopped reading Fantasy. She discovered that life without Fantasy was soon out of kilter. She never planned to be an author, but a chance week at a Retreat Centre led to a story idea that Dianne could not resist. When not writing fiction, Dianne spends her time writing non-fiction, and seeks to help people discover the treasure of their own true selves so they can embark on their own hero's quest. Dianne lives with her husband Doug, his three cats and her beloved dog Thomas.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on a Ben the Dragonborn sequel which will take Ben, along with Allison and a new character named Willie to the world where Dragons still live.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Terry Brooks, Stephan Lawhead, J.R. Tolkien, Brian McLaren and Phillip Yancey
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Ben the Dragonborn
A wonderful Youtube promo by Sean Sherstone


Ben and the Watcher of Zargon
Series: The Six Worlds. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,340. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Grade 10 isn’t turning out the way Ben hoped. A strange boy has replaced his best friend as roommate. Jealousy awakens the dragon fire within when Allison returns to school with a boyfriend. That fire and the scales appearing on his body are making it difficult for Ben to keep his secret. Ben needs to go to his mother's home world before he turns into something that is neither human nor dragon.
Ben the Dragonborn
Series: The Six Worlds. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Every night Ben has the same nightmare; two moons in the sky, winged creatures of scale and claw, dark waters closing over his head. Soon Ben will discover that not all dreams are fiction. He must find out who his parents are, what his own powers mean, and if they will be enough to keep those he cares about safe. But first he must find out what secrets hide in his school principal's office.

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