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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    • Deep Wizardry

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 2
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    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

    • 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 996
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 541

    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

    • The Book of the Night with Moon

    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Rhiow seems a perfectly ordinary New York City cat. Or so her humans think - but she is much more than she appears....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • philosophical and entertaining

    • By Liv makes things on 09-05-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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

    • 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 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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

    • 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 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    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

    • A Wizard Alone

    • Young Wizard Series, Book 6
    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Best-selling author Diane Duane has created a book full of magical mystery, suspense, and humor....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Kamala on 01-10-16

    Regular price: $23.95

    • To Visit the Queen

    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Rhiow, Urruah, and Arhu, the wizard cats who saved New York City in "The Book of Night with Moon", are summoned to London to deal with a crisis which affects the very fabric of time....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Spider-Man: The Lizard Sanction

    • By: Diane Duane
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

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