Author Diane M. Haynes is today’s very special guest. Her YA Fantasy novel, Rift Healer, is a delightful and sometimes frightening romp through an Enchanted Forest. Rift Healer was a YA finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and getting to know Diane these past months has been loads of fun. She is another one of the fabulous authors from Crescent Moon Press who was so very kind to help me as I embarked on my own publishing journey.
About Diane M. Haynes
After a minor earthquake, the enchanted forest in Bidwell, MA, is infested with monster-spewing rifts.
Gisele’s great nephew, the gifted Micah, and his distant cousin, Selena, arrive to assist. Together with Gisele’s summer students, twins Haley and Lacey, they will try to help the magical forest.
Much to the consternation of the beautiful Selena, Micah identifies Haley as The One whom he’ll share his future. But after witnessing a terrifying display of Micah’s Gift, Haley cools to his advances and unexpectedly discovers her own Gift– she can heal the earth.
Monsters, mayhem, and teenage angst follow the small group as they confront evil in the forest and a dangerous prediction that ‘one will fall’. Will they heal the rifts in time? Can they save the unicorns? And is Haley really destined to be with Micah?
Excerpts from Episode 13
Diane on where the idea came from for Rift Healer: “I had a dream about seven months after my brother died in 2004 and the dream was about some kids in a meadow. And they were sitting in front of a treasure chest that had crystals in it…”
Diane on world-building in Fantasy: “You can have whatever superpowers or limitations or whatever your like, however you have to follow that. And you have to make sure that you stick to it or else the reader feels cheated.
You can get Diane’s books at the links below:
“Sirocco” (A Little Moon from Crescent Moon Press)
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