Diane Duane
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Diane Duane

Diane Duane was born in New York City -- a descendant of New York's first mayor -- and worked there as a psychiatric nurse before leaving the profession for the only one she loved better, the business of writing. Since the publication of her first novel in 1981, she's written fifty more, not to mention numerous short stories, comics, computer games and screenplays for TV and film, and has picked up the occasional award here and there. (She's also worked with Star Trek in more media than anyone else alive.)

Right now DD is probably best known for her "Young Wizards" series of young adult fantasy novels, featuring the New York-based teen wizards Kit Rodriguez and Nita Callahan. The series now enters its third decade with Nita's and Kit's newest adventure, GAMES WIZARDS PLAY, the tenth Young Wizards novel (published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February 2016). Also new from DD in the Young Wizards universe are the interstitial collections INTERIM ERRANTRY (containing the 110,000-word YW novel LIFEBOATS), available at Amazon and from the author's ebook store EbooksDirect.co, and INTERIM ERRANTRY 2: ON ORDEAL (at this time available only at Ebooks Direct).

DD shares a two hundred-year-old cottage in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland with her husband, the Belfast-born novelist and screenwriter Peter Morwood, and various overworked computers... an odd but congenial environment for the staging of epic battles between good and evil and the leisurely pursuit of total galactic domination. (And a lot of ethnic cooking: her own favorite foods come from the cuisines of central Europe and the Mediterranean.) In her spare time DD gardens (weeding, mostly), studies German and Italian, chats with friends and fans on her Tumblr at dduane.tumblr.com, listens to shortwave and satellite radio, and dabbles in astronomy, computer graphics, iaido and amateur cartography... while also trying to figure out how to make more spare time.

Her favorite color is blue, her favorite food is a weird kind of Swiss scrambled-potato dish called maluns, she was born in a Year of the Dragon, and her sign is "Runway 24 Left, Hold For Clearance."

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    • So You Want to Be a Wizard

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 1
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 984
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 518
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 528

    Because she insists on fighting with words instead of her fists, 13-year-old Nita is regularly tormented by a gang of classmates....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite Harry Potter ... better

    • By Dilo on 05-30-04

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Deep Wizardry

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 2
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    Even though she's on vacation at the beach, young wizard Nita is still on active duty, available to assist any other wizard in distress....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Even better for us kids at heart

    • By Dave Oberst on 04-26-04

    Regular price: $23.95

    • A Wizard Abroad

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 4
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    Fourteen-year-old Nita is in Ireland, spending the summer with her aunt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By MacenKraft on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $23.95

    • High Wizardry

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 3
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    As young wizards, Nita and her friend, Kit, share magic spells and spectacular adventures....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book!

    • By Kody Bear on 08-03-15

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Star Trek, The Next Generation: The Dark Mirror (Adapted)

    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: John De Lancie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    One hundred years ago, 4 crewmembers of the U.S.S. Enterprise crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mirror universe TNG

    • By Kevin Newman on 12-23-17

    Regular price: $10.35

    • Games Wizards Play

    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Every 11 years, Earth's senior wizards hold the Invitational: an intensive three-week event where the planet's newest, sharpest young wizards show off their best and hottest spells....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely fantastic!

    • By Bonniejane on 12-29-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Wizards at War

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 8
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Nita and Kit return from their wizardly holiday and are looking forward to getting back to their everyday routine. But there's trouble brewing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Young Wizards are growing up

    • By Chris on 04-07-07

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Spider-Man: The Lizard Sanction

    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The amazing Spider-Man launches into his most harrowing adventure as a trip to Florida turns into a deadly race to prevent disaster....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good fairly typical spidey story that's fun and well paced...

    • By Jennifer Wyatt on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $9.27

    • Wizard's Holiday

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 7
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Rest and relaxation: that's what Nita thinks she's going to get when her little sister, Dairine, signs her up for a wizardly "cultural exchange" program....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Book

    • By Justy on 11-21-05

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Wizard's Dilemma

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 5
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Nita's best friend and wizard partner Kit has gone his own way, leaving Nita to practice magic on her own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • authentic

    • By Daniel on 01-31-05

    Regular price: $27.95

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