I believe stories, even in fantasy, should leave the viewer with an enlightenment, a voice for change, or an awareness of the human condition that helps us understand ourselves and our neighbors.
D.L. Gardner is a novelist and screenwriter. She writes primarily in the fantasy genre including all sub genres, with a love for historical fantasy. She has written screenplays adapted from her novels and is currently working with filmmakers on a proof of concept short for her Ian's Realm Saga.
Best known for her project Ian 's Realm Saga, Cassandra’s Castle and Altered she has just completed a feature film screenplay for the magical realism novel Dylan.
Her screenplays have won numerous awards and screenings internationally.
She is also a columnist for the science fiction and fantasy publication Amazing Stories Magazine.
Her work can be seen on her website http://gardnersart.com and on Ian's Realm website http://iansrealm.com
A lover of the classics, both visual and literary, she believes a story should be good enough to hand down from one generation to the next.
Winner of Book Excellence Award, Best Urban fantasy at Imaginarium Convention, Listener's Choice Award for her audio book Thread of a Spider, and a host of screenings and trophies for her historical fiction screenplay Cassandra's Castle.
Best Screenplay
DYLAN
L.A. Edge Film Award
L.A. CA
2019
Best Screenplay
DYLAN
European Cinematography Awards
Amsterdam
2019
Semi Finalist
Ian's Realm Concept Film
New York Cinematography Award
New York
2019
2nd Place Screenplay
Cassandra's Castle Feature Screenplay
Indie Gathering
Ohio
2016
1st place Trailer
Cassandra's Castle Teaser Trailer
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
2016
2nd place pilot script
Cassandra's Castle Teaser Trailer
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
2016
Finalist
Cassandra's Castle Teaser Trailer
IndieWise FREE Virtual Festival
2016
NA
Cassandra's Castle Teaser Trailer
Enumclaw Film Festival
Enumclaw WA
2015
Finalist
Ian's Realm Concept Film
Film Festival of Ancient Time
Auckland
Best Adapted Screenplay, Best young actor
Ian's Realm Concept Film
Indie X
Hollywood CA
Birth Date
May 5, 1949
Gender
Female
I believe stories, even in fantasy, should leave the viewer with an enlightenment, a voice for change, or an awareness of the human condition that helps us understand ourselves and our neighbors.
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