Thank you so much for visiting my website. Here you'll find my books listed under their categories by clicking the images you see. I'll be sharing special events like book signings, new releases, Kickstarters, and sales on my blog posts below.

Tale of the Four Wizards FREE

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Who am I?

I'm an award winning artist, author and screenwriter who spends a lot of time in a fantasy world, writing, painting, and creating artistic what-nots to post everywhere I can.

I've dabbled in film-making. Local indie filmmakers and I have created a few short adaptions of my books. In this photo you see me at rehearsal at my fencing club while we were preparing the duel for Cassandra's Castle.

I'm a lover of the classics, both visual and literary. Prone to pick up a paperback over a digital copy. I believe a story should be good enough to hand down from one generation to the next.

Looking for Paperbacks?

You can order signed paperbacks or hard copies by clicking here.

Ian's Realm Saga

When Ian and his dad discover a portal to a fantasy realm... 

The Ian's Realm Saga

When Ian and his dad discover a portal to a fantasy realm while creating a game engine, they expose a world of wizards, witches and dragons.
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The Sword of Cho Nisi Series

"...a rising star in a universe of fantasy favorites." - Independent Book Review

Upcoming Engagements for 2023


April 11
Peninsula Retirement
Private sale


April 29 noon - 4
Reading & Sale
Bookshop Under the Stairs
Towne Square
1700 Mile Hill Dr #136Port Orchard, WA


June TBR Gig Harbor Arts Festival


August TBR
Kitsap County Fair


Sept TBR
Blackberry Festival


Nov 24, 25
Peninsula High School
l14105 Purdy Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332


Some interesting facts you might not know

Through the years of writing I've been involved in other projects related to my stories.

  • Film Projects

    Two adaptions of my books were filmed and won numerous awards. Read about them on Film Freeway

    Film Projects 
  • Audiobooks

    A few of my screenplays and audio books have also won awards. The audio books can be purchased here.

    Audio Books 
  • Oil paintings by D.L. Gardner

    Fine Arts

    Come learn a little more about my oil paintings. I'm posting some Work in Progress images as well.

    Fine Arts 
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