Diane Nelson has been writing for over 25 years across a variety of genres - contemporary romance, romantic comedy, chicklit and contemporary young adult fantasy. The award winning Dragon Academy (2nd Place, 2012 Forward National Literature Awards, Teen/YA) is her first contemporary fantasy YA novel. Points on a Curve, The Conference and The 90 Day Rule are contemporary romance/women's short fiction. Choptank Blues is a collection of short stories, poetry, essays and memoirs. Diane is a lifelong equestrienne who has competed in dressage and distance riding. Her love affair with dragons began as a young child and continues unabated. She lives in Pennsylvania with her son, horses, cats, chickens and a family of friends and supporters who provide not just inspiration but absolute belief in her characters and stories.