A dragon book! My favorite thing. Dianne Astle’s Ben the Dragonborn is available for just $2.99 right now. Check it out!
What can a fourteen year old boy do to stop a war between humans and merfolk? Ben is about to find out, for the Guardian of the Six Worlds has chosen him to go through a portals to a watery world of merfolk and monsters. Everyone, including Ben, thinks a huge mistake has been made. Ben’s afraid of water and he can’t swim. There appears to be nothing to recommend Ben as the best choice on five worlds . But the Guardian knows something about Ben that no one else does: Ben is Dragonborn. Ben must discover the secret of his own true self.
Dianne was once asked what kind of animal she would be, if she could be an animal. The person who asked the question was shocked when Dianne said she’d like to be a dragon. There are times in everyone’s life when being able to fly high and breathe fire sound very appealing. However, if you can’t be a dragon, or have a dragon as a pet, then the next best thing is to write books with dragons in them and get a dog. Dianne lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Doug, his three cats and her beloved dog Thomas. Thomas gets Dianne out walking almost every day, which is the next best thing to flying on dragon wing. Dianne rescued Thomas, but he is rescuing her one walk at a time.
I’m so thrilled to report that The Dragon’s Cave won the Kindle Scout nomination for publication and will soon be published by Kindle Press! I’m not sure of the release date yet, but everyone who nominated me will receive a free Advance Review Copy (ARC) before it’s published.
I understand there may be another round of edits before it goes to press, so that will probably determine the publication date. I’ll keep you posted as I hear more.
After sitting on the manuscript for my first middle grade novel for over a year, I finally finished edits and sent it off for publication.
The prompting came from Katie Rose, my eleven-year-old, who seemed to have an avatar moment. We were driving home and she asked me what I was thinking about.
I replied, “an idea for a new book.”
She suddenly took on a commanding tone. “Mom, you need to publish The Dragon’s Cave. I love that book and it needs to be out in the world.”
She spoke with such conviction that I decided to follow her advice. I could re-write until I’m ninety and probably never think it’s perfect. It’s time to move it off my plate and move on to fresh projects!