Press Kit

Dianna Gunn, fantasy author

Dianna Gunn

Canadian author of dark fantasy novels about badass women overcoming trauma.

Contact:

diannalgunn @ gmail.com

Or on Twitter @DiannaLGunn

Author bios

Short version

Dianna Gunn is a freelance writer by day and a fantasy author by night. Her sword and sorcery novel, Moonshadow's Guardian, was released in November 2018.

When she's not writing, Gunn can be found working to develop the indie author community. She hosts the #WeeknightWriters Twitter chat at 7-8 PM EST on Thursday nights and runs the Author Marketing Club.

Medium length

Dianna Gunn is a freelance writer by day and a fantasy author by night. Her fantasy horror novel, Moonshadow's Guardian, was released in November 2018. She's also created a variety of workbooks for authors and other creatives, including Branding for Fiction Authors and 151 Affirmations for Creative People.

When she's not writing, Gunn can be found working to help authors build career and community. She is the founder of the Weeknight Writers Group, a social enterprise dedicated to providing affordable and accessible support for authors.

Gunn currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her partner and three cats.

Long version

Dianna Gunn has been passionate about words since she first learned to speak. She started working as a freelance blogger in 2011 as a way to pay the bills while she worked on her fiction. Her first fantasy horror novel, Moonshadow's Guardian, was released in November 2018. Her shorter work has appeared in Tiny Frontiers, Tiny Dungeons, and the award-winning anthology Nothing Without Us, Too.

Gunn has also created a variety of guides for authors and other creative people including Branding for Fiction Authors and 151 Affirmations for Creative People.

When she's not writing, Gunn can be found working to develop the indie author community. She hosts the #WeeknightWriters Twitter chat at 7 - 8 PM EST and runs the quarterly Weeknight Writers Storycrafting Sessions. She also runs the Author Marketing Club, a free educational resource for authors who are intimidated by marketing, and publishes marketing workbooks for fiction authors.

From 2020-2022 Gunn ran the Spoonie Authors Podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing disabled, neurodivergent, chronically ill, and mentally ill authors. She continues to work with the Spoonie Authors Network, a community for disabled, neurodivergent, chronically ill, and mentally ill authors, and to be an advocate for disabled authors.

Gunn currently lives in Toronto, Canada with her partner and three cats.

Headshot

Dianna Gunn, fantasy author

Book covers

moonshadow ebook cover
Branding - High Resolution
151 Affirmations for Creative People: Healing Words and How to Use Them cover with a green tree
151 Affirmations for Creative People: The Workbook cover with a green tree

Words of praise for Moonshadow's Guardian

I'm not used to shorter fantasy stories, I usually stick with huge epics with various side stories and such, but I enjoyed this lighter read. Very well written pulp fantasy. - Ellie Raine, Amazon

This is fantasy with a slight political element, and a world that the author only touches the surface of in terms of its rich history and fascinating ruling families. There is a lot going on in that the author has pulled many different elements of the fantasy genre and given them each a voice in her novel. It's fresh and I very much appreciate that. - Alicia Miller, Amazon