Welcome back to WOW Wednesday.

Today we are proud to feature our newest MKSP author, Dianne Lynn Gardner. Dianne is a gifted writer and artist and her latest release is Altered, a powerful dystopian novel that will cause you to sit up and take note of the world around you.

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altered-cover-FINALAltered is a story about a family very much like those I see today. A single working mom is trying to raise two kids. The difference between today’s world, and the Altered environment is that the mother has to struggle to keep her family together during a world-military takeover that has already put into place a plan to manipulate its subjects through the food supply.

There are two things that drove this story into being.

  1.  Current events concerning the manipulation of our American farms and ultimately our food supply.
  2.  My experience living in the Southwest desert and learning and understanding not only Hopi legend, but the simple Native American way of life which is harmonious to nature.

Nature will always be a part of my novels. In my first series The Ian’s Realm Saga, Ian steps through a portal to a place called the Realm, where the country is absolutely beautiful, pristine, and wild. Mountains, prairies, ocean and woods…These are all landscapes that I have experienced and love dearly.

In Altered, a dystopian novel, this struggling family is watching what was once a beautiful world deteriorate before their eyes where everything natural is disappearing and with it, the future of mankind.

I hate to think negatively about the future. I have sixteen grandchildren and I would hope that the world we leave them would be a better place. It’s my will that we leave future generations an environment more like the Realm, clean and rich and wild, rather than like the broken shell we see in my novel Altered.

If this book can make a difference, even in one person’s life, then I will be content that it’s done its job!

You can find out more about Dianne’s book “Altered” by going to Amazon.

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Dianne-GardnerThe Pacific Northwest is my home. After living in the dry desert of Arizona for over 23 years, I tired of always praying for rain, so I decided to come and get it on my own. Gray skies and deep forests give way to the most glorious summers you could ever imagine. Not to mention the abundance of berries, clams, oysters, salmon, fruits of all kinds, to me the Puget Sound area of Washington is the richest place in the world.

I have seven children, all grown. Sixteen grandchildren that need stories written, and so they are my inspiration.

People always find it fascinating that I lived in a mud house for over 13 years, hauling water from the well in a bucket, cooking on a wood stove, planting blue corn in desert washes, and generally living out of the box. Some of these experiences are tapped into my novels.

I am also a blogger for Amazing Stories Magazine.

My website is http://gardnersart.com You’ll find books, audios, artwork and how our movie production is coming along on that site.

Dianne Gardner, an award winning author, is also an illustrator living in the Pacific Northwest, USA. She’s an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National League of American Pen Women. Her Ian’s Realm series is published by PDMI Publishing LLC along with four short stories in the A Tale of the Four Wizards series. Her most recent book Altered will be published this year by Master Koda Publishing. She writes for middle grade and young adults targeting boys and adventure loving girls, and the young at heart.

You can see more of Dianne’s work on her website  ~ http://gardnersart.com

Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/DianneLynnGardner

Twitter ~ http://www.twitter/@DianneGardner

Her blog ~ http://diendrial.wordpress.com/

Deception Peak ~ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCZ32MG

Author Central ~ http://dld.bz/dnAwh