Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner

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Author Interview: D.L. Gardner, author of Thread of a Spider

Hey everyone! Joining us today is author D.L. Gardner  in a one-on-one conversation with our host Jed Doherty.  Gardner has written a wonderful young adult historical fantasy book titled Thread of a Spider,  an absorbing story that smoothly combines key elements from both history and fantasy. A story of loyalty, love, hope & magic!

In this interview, Gardner discusses Threads of a Spider, describes why she chose this title for her book, What inspired her story and more. Gardner also has some important pieces of advice & great tips for parents. Listen and hear what D.L. Gardner has to say – you will be amazed!

Here’s more information about D.L. Gardner

D.L. GardnerWith a passion for a good wholesome story D.L. Gardner also (Dianne Lynn Gardner) dives into the adult and young adult fantasy genres. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Dianne loves a book that ignites imaginations, strengthens friendships, spurs courage and applauds honor. Though she targets her stories for young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages.


Dianne was born in Ohio and raised in southern CA. She attended Northern AZ University and later continued her education in the Pacific Northwest. She’s an oil painter, book illustrator, screenwriter and filmmaker. She writes under the names of D. L. Gardner and Dianne Lynn Gardner. Her dystopia novel Altered has hit the best sellers chart and her underwater romance, Pouraka is sure to spark interest. Newest to her collection is the hilarious vampire satire, An Unconditional Mr. Peadlebody.


 More about Thread of a Spider


When all attempts to save her fiance fail, Ailis must rely on the magic of the forest folk.

Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis’ home to the ground and arrest her fiancé, Liam, for murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen. Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis’ attempts to find her brother or free her fiance, until her only hope for survival rests on the magic of the Fae.

A bitter uprising in Ireland is taking place and two siblings are tossed in the battle, facing death, believing in love, and hoping in magic.

1920 found Ireland at the peak of tensions that had been building for centuries. Famine, tyranny and strife robbed the Irish of their homes, their lives and their country. Four years after the Easter Rising, pressure became so great, that the southern Irish took up arms against the British and fought for a free nation. Thread of a Spider, a historical fantasy, weaves history and Irish myth together to tell a story about two teenage siblings caught in the war and swathed in the legends of Erie.˃˃˃ A fantasy based on history woven with rich Irish lore.

In this episode, we discuss

  • More about Threads of a Spider and Gardner’s journey to publish her book
  • Gardner talks about inspiration behind her book and some well researched facts about the Irish history
  • Gardner tells us some of the wonderful discussions a family can have after reading Threads of a Spider
  • More about her future projects and other projects Gardner is currently working on
  • Jed shares some great words of wisdom from an Armenian-Russian writer of fantasy Vera Nazarian and much more.

A big thank you to D.L. Gardner for joining us and sharing her story!

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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!


Finally, where can people find D.L .Gardner on the internet?

Her website:

Twitter: DianneGardner
Facebook: Facebook profile
Wattpad: DianneGardner


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