Dianne Lynn Gardner (D.L. Gardner) is a novelist and screenwriter. She writes primarily in the fantasy genre including all sub genres, with a love for historical fantasy. She has written screenplays adapted from her novels and has recently finished a proof of concept short for her best selling and award winning novel Ian's Realm Saga.
She has just completed an award winning feature film screenplay for the magical realism novel Dylan.
She is also a columnist for the science fiction and fantasy publication Amazing Stories Magazine.
Her work can be seen on her website and on Ian's Realm website
A lover of the classics, both visual and literary, she believes a story should be good enough to hand down from one generation to the next.
Winner of Book Excellence Award, Best Urban fantasy at Imaginarium Convention, Listener's Choice Award for her audio book Thread of a Spider, and a host of screenings and trophies for her historical fiction screenplay Cassandra's Castle.
Unique traits: Fencing, portrait artist/illustrator, author and screenwriter of YA fantasy novels.
Ian's Realm Saga Budget: $5M - $10M | Adventure ⋄ Fantasy An adventure fantasy following an unsuspecting teen as he enters a portal to another world and is thrust into conflict with dragon worshipers -- and an epic battle between good and evil. A magical fantasy saga adapted from the screenwriter's award winning novels.
Cassandra's Castle Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Fantasy ⋄ Historical When a teenager is transported through a time warp, she lands in the middle of a rebellion, joins forces with the insurgents, and falls in love with the king's son.
Best Screenplay European Cinematgraphy Awards
Best Screenplay LA Edge Award
Best Adapted Screenplay LA International Film Festival Indie Short
Semi-Finalist New York Cinematogarphy Award
Best Fantasy Short IndieX Ian's Realm
Veer West Screenplay Festival Official Entry
Accolade Global Film Festival Award
Best Pilot Script IndieGathering International Film Festival
1st Place Trailer IndieGathering International Film Festival
Screening at Grauman's Chineese Theater in Hollywood FilmFest
Cassandra's Castle came in as a semi finalist in the Creative Screenwriter's competition in Marina del Rey
Semi Finalist at the Moondance Film festival