Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Award Winning Children's Book Author Diane Mae Robinson To Release 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent', Second In The Pen Pieyu Adventures Series

Robinson received the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artists Award for Children's Book Author and took 2nd Place in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for the first book in the series 'Sir Princess Petra'

Award winning Canadian author Diane Robinson has announced the forthcoming release of ‘Sir Princess Petra's Talent’, the second book in ‘The Pen Pieyu Adventures’ series.

Robinson was honored with two major awards for the first work in the children’s book series, ‘Sir Princess Petra’. She was awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artists Award for Children’s Book Author and took 2nd place in the Purple Dragonfly Book awards for Children’s Chapter Book. ‘Sir Princess Petra’ 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. It 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.’

In the story line of the first book, Princess Petra’s unusual birthday request to become a royal knight sends the royal court into a frenzy. 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. In ‘Sir Princess Petra's Talent’, the king and queen want Petra to give up the silly knight nonsense and act like a princess. But when the king writes a new rule in the royal rulebook that requires her to attend Talent School and acquire a princess talent certificate or suffer the spell of the royal magician, Petra, reluctantly, agrees to go. But who could have guessed what Sir Princess Petra’s talent would be?

In a recent pre-publication review, award winning author Renee Hand stated, “This is a delightfully humorous and imaginative tale that children of all ages will not only enjoy, but will be one of their favorites for years to come.”

“I’m very excited," Robinson stated, ‘about the forthcoming release of ‘Sir Princess Petra’s Talent - The Pen Pieyu Adventures’. Book two introduces more quirky characters encountering humorous situations in their zany adventures within nine chapters.”

While dragon books are one of the most popular segments of fantasy fiction and children’s books in today's marketplace, in these fantasy fiction books, Robinson uses the dragon books concept as the background to teaching young people traditional values. Ms. Robinson's highly praised work demonstrates that dragon books can be something much more than dragon books.

Diane Mae Robinson is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at robinsond@mscnet.ca. More information, including reviews, information for teachers and librarians and a special children’s section is available at her website. “Sir Princess Petra’s Talent’ is in prepublication and is slated for a Summer 2013 pre-release, while ‘Sir Princess Petra’ is currently 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