Diann Thornley Read Author



About Diann

Originally from northern Utah, Diann Thornley wrote her first story at the age of five and never stopped writing. She taught herself to type with two fingers on her father's ancient, manual typewriter at the age of six because it was faster than pushing a pencil. After winning a statewide writing contest, junior high division, at the age of fourteenDianne Thornley Read she began her first novel, which was based on the Arthurian legends. This endeavor filled most of her high school years and into her freshman year of college. Then a handful of friends introduced her to science fiction by "kidnapping" her to see a movie called Star Wars. The rest as they say, is history.

Ganwold's Child, the first book of The Sergey Chronicles, took seven years to complete due to completing college, serving a full-time mission for her church, and entering the U.S. Air Force. Following a year-long tour of duty in the Republic of Korea, Diann finished Ganwold's Child while stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. Echoes of Issel and Dominion's Reach, the second and third books in the trilogy, were also written in Ohio.

Diann served for 23 years in the USAF, a career that included tours of duty in Bosnia and Iraq, and which indelibly influence the stories she tells. She learned her craft from such mentors as Orson Scott Card, C.J. Cherryh, Elizabeth Moon, and David Farland, and is a member of the Superstars Writers Seminar tribe.

Diann is married to space research scientist  and martial artist  Jon Read. She is currently working on a military space fantasy series called The Seventh Shaman.


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A true journey through space and time that unleashes the imagination ! The Sergey Chronicles is on the list of wonderful series I'd recommend to everyone !! ~ Best Moms Choice, Amazon ~

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