Saturday 2 November 2013

Award winning author Diane Mae Robinson has announced that she has contracted with Gotham Artists Agency of New York. Robinson is the author of 'Sir Princess Petra' and 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent'.  


Award Winning Children's Book Author Diane Mae Robinson Announces New York Agency Contract

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

[October 30, 2013, St. Paul, Alberta, Canada
] Award winning Canadian author Diane Robinson has announced that she has contracted with Gotham Artists Agency of New York.

“Signing with New York agent, James von Scholz at Gotham Artists Agency," Robinson stated, "is an incredible boost to my writing career. My agent will work with me to bring my characters to larger audiences through foreign rights, animation, and toy licensing. It’s very exciting.”

‘Sir Princess Petra’, the first in the series, 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.’

The second book, 'Sir Princess Petra's Talent' has already received a number of very favorable reviews. A recent review on Goodreads stated, 'This is a book that should be in lots of classrooms. I think it is a good book to help children understand that everything is not as it first seems.' Another reviewer stated, 'Cloaked in a fantasy work of knights, kings, and dragons that will engulf children into the story, the moral lessons imparted are refreshingly neither preachy nor boring. Petra’s breath of fresh air personality makes her an exceptional role model for children to admire and to imitate in the real situations of fear, new people, challenges, and goals in their own lives."

Ms. Robinson also recently announced that 'Sir Princess Petra' took an Honorable Mention award in the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Awards for Children Grade K - 3rd. This adds to the long list of awards for 'Sir Princess Petra'.  Robinson was honored with two major awards for the first work. 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.

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 More information, including reviews, information for teachers and librarians and a special children’s section is available at her website. Both books are currently available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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, writing tutor 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.


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  1. Woohoo! Congrats, Diane!

  2. ". . . dragon books can be something much more than dragon books."

    I am not sure what this circular sentence means but it sure sounds good. :)

    What a wonderful press release. And even better, what a wonderful agency to represent you. zheee-a-zhee! (my whistle)

    You sure have come a long way since you first ask for a review. Imagine what the next two years will bring. You'll be a star and I will be asking for an autograph, begging to review your latest best-seller. Please have mercy when that day arrives -- and it will.

    Very proud of you!

  3. Some sentences used in press releases are round about sentences and are used for SEO purposes. My publicist guy knows what he's doing because these releases always get great results.

    It just seems like the other day when I first asked you for a review. You've come a long way too: in your blog, and in your spelling of Snarls.

    Thanks for being proud of me. I'm proud of you too.