A pampered princess is told she must marry a prince she doesn't like, let alone love, on her nineteenth birthday. Desperate to find a way to stop this arranged marriage, she makes a bargain with her father. If she can survive for three months in the forest with no help of any kind and return healthy and unharmed, then she can choose the man she will marry. The King accepts the wager, knowing he can't possibly lose. Princess Faith knows she must win this deal, but once she ventures into the forest, she has no idea how she can possibly succeed.
I love to write for young adults and middle grade readers. I love to write books with diverse characters and that cover difficult topics like caring for the environment or people with special needs. Cry of the Sea, Whisper of the Woods, Echo of the Cliffs and Passing Notes are my contemporary fantasy novels published by Fire and Ice Young Adult Books. Cry of the Sea has won two literary awards for its environmental theme. I also have a Middle Grade book about bullying and Autism Awareness, No One Needed to Know, which has won three awards including the 2017 Children's Literary Classics silver award for "Best Preteen Fiction". My first adult romance story is in Second Chance for Love (Satin Romance Books), and I have fantasy stories in the books Fantastic Creatures, Winter Wonder, Kick Ass Girls of Fire and Ice YA Books, Tomato Slices, and A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder. I love to read too - fantasy and adventure being my favorite kinds of books. You can learn more about me and my books at www.dgdriver.com or follow me on FB, Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr.
With Facebook soon making changes to how people see posts from businesses (I have to remember I'm a business), I really do want to commit to writing more on my blog. So here's an update for Book 4 of The Firethorn Chronicles.
It's fabulously stuck in plotting mode.
Okay, not really. I took a break after releasing The Red Dragon Girl in November. I struggle with winter blues/depression, and I decided to be kind to myself for the month of December, which meant binge watching Netflix movies and reading real paper books in my free time. (Kindles are great, and I use mine a lot, but I love the smell and feel of real paper in my hands.) I've made a few changes lately that are helping me feel better, so I plan to begin the outlining process tonight. And I have a working title for the book!
The Moonflower Dance.
It's tentative, but I like it for now. This story will feature Neylan, the sixth of the twelve sisters, and it's inspired by Beauty and the Beast. I'm not sure if there will be roses, and there definitely won't be talking housewares, but there will be dragons and balls and gorgeous dresses and an unusual number of red-haired girls.
Let me know in the comments what you think of the title and what elements from the original Beauty and the Beast you'd like to see in the story.