Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Award Winning Author Diane Mae Robinson To Appear On CITL-TV To Discuss Her Latest Children's Book, 'Sir Princess Petra'

Robinson will appear with show host Kahla Buchanan. The segment, entitled ‘Around the Region’, airs Wednesdays at 7:30pm on CITL-TV Bell 237 and Shaw 319. The show features events and happenings that impact the Midwest and Lakeland regions in Alberta, Canada

Award winning Canadian author Diane Robinson will appear on ‘Around The Region’, an Alberta Canada television program that airs on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on CITL-TV Bell 237 and Shaw 319. The show, hosted by Kahla Buchanan, features events and happenings around the Midwest and Lakeland regions in Alberta Canada.

Robinson recently took home two major awards for her childrens book, 'Sir Princess Petra'. She was honored with the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artists Award for Children's Book Author. She also took 2nd place in the Purple Dragonfly Book awards for Children's Chapter Book. 'Sir Princess Petra’, the first book in the Pen Pieyu adventures, features surprising plot twists and turns, brilliant flashes of humor, zany characters and is rooted in timeless values that shine through the charismatic main character.

“What an honor it is," stated Ms. Robinson, "to be featured on a television show with such a large viewing audience. Receiving the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award for Literary Arts and taking second place in the Purple Dragonfly book awards are both huge honors, and a definite boost for recognition in the literary world."

'Sir Princess Petra' is written in the tradition of C. S. Lewis and is reminiscent of 'Shrek'. Reviewers have labeled the award winning book a 'fantasy adventure that is sure to become a timeless classic.'

While dragon books are one of the most popular segments of fantasy fiction and children's books in today's marketplace, in this fantasy fiction work, Robinson uses the dragon books concept as the background to teaching young people traditional values. In the story line, Princess Petra’s unusual birthday request to become a royal knight sends the royal court into a frenzy. But when she agrees to undertake a knight’s quest, not even the royal rulebook, with its list of outrageous knight deeds, can dissuade her. Armed with a cake knife and a suit of the best royal pots and pans, Petra chooses to hush the howling dragon, Snarls, in the Forest of Doom and win her real armour. Ms. Robinson's highly praised work demonstrates that dragon books can be something much more than dragon books.

“Being interviewed for ‘Around The Region’", Robinson continued, "was a great experience. The host, Kahla Buchanan, was very easy to work with and did an exceptional job with questions about my books, my writing career and about my being a children’s book author.”

The air date for the show is to be announced shortly. Ms. Robinson is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at More information, including reviews, information for teachers and librarians and a special children’s section is available at her website. 'Sir Princess Petra' is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Tate Publishing.

About Diane Mae Robinson:

Diane Mae Robinson has a journalism diploma from the Schools of Montreal, and an advanced diploma from the Institute of Children's Literature in Connecticut.  She is also an artist, and teaches acrylic and watercolor art to children. She lives with her husband, Allen, in a small hilltop castle near St. Paul, Alberta.  They have four dogs and three horses, along with a forest inhabited by gnomes, fairies, a princess, and a dragon. This magical forest is where Diane creates her characters and gets the inspiration for her stories.


Diane Mae Robinson