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Diane Derrick

“Padlight": a Book for Middle Age - Adults

Diane Derrick brings long and winding tales about the adventures of Jennee Messenger in a triple trilogy with a title of Padlight taken from a well known University, in the star system of Pleiades. The first completed book in this instalment of The Dream Time Games is Padlight. This story weaves annals of historical fantasy into this amazing journey.

The Possibility of a Movie

Other books will follow, as soon as Diane is done updating the maps for this series. The remaining eight books are at various stages of completion.

However, there is now a 10th book coming into focus within extensive records on this fantasy historys revolving around the story. The 10th book that is emerging, is a stand alone prelude book, a little bit like The Hobbit before The Lord Of The Rings.

There has been approaches with the offer of film contracts over the years, so they will most certainly go into film. The author is preparing to launch the books independently and followers of her newsletters will be kept up to date with these launches.

The Weight and Charm of Experience

Diane comes from an older, much more venerable generation, where the word “friend” is used as a noun, and not as a transitive verb that is so popular now in the age of social networks. She started writing 60 years ago, and has always preferred the solitude of the countryside, as it aligns with her story.

Get in Touch With Us

Diane’s first book will be available to readers all over the world. Contact her using the inquiry form. Fill it out with your full name, phone number, email address, and message. She’ll get back to you as soon as she can.

Fantasy Conventions

Meet Diane at the British Fantasy Society Convention

Held this year at:


Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

Glasgow, Clydebank, UK G81 4SA

This event is from Friday 18th October at 13.00 - Sunday 20th October 20.00

As a visitor at this event, I can be contacted by texting 07818419975

Meet Diane at the Bristol Fantasy Society Convention


Double Tree Hilton Hotel

Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NJ

This is a one day event on Saturday 26th October.

Diane has a table in the trading section so do come and meet her.

A New Book Is Coming Into Fruition

Diane is working on a pre series stand alone book.

This book is set in Hidden Earth also.

Historically it is set before her Dream Time Games series, starting from the point of view of a Hilldot - a type of garden gnome race of beings also living in Hidden Earth.

The building of this book - The Etmirian is now well underway for completing. We shall keep you updated when it is to be launched.

Do ensure you are part of this new and exciting journey

By ensuring your name and email address is added to our mailing list, you will be notified of the forthcoming launch of The Etmirian book. Please reach out to me with your details.

It is a great honour and delight for me to be able to bring to you this mythical fantasy world and to have found such wonderful people to share with.

With much Love,