Writer keeping her dream alive

Writing is magic for Diane Fordham. TREVOR VEALE
Writing is magic for Diane Fordham. TREVOR VEALE

DREAMS and imagination have inspired local author Diane Fordham to write her first novel.

The Sandy Beach resident has previously published dozens of short stories, but is now celebrating the pre-release sale of her locally written novel, Dream Keeper.

“Writing is as much a part of my day as breathing. It is my passion – the magic that dreams are made of,” Diane said.

“My dream is to one day write something that impacts on, and changes people’s lives in an uplifting way.”

Diane said the journey from unpublished writer to published author had been exciting.

“Armed with loads of persistence and determination, I have been privileged to have my short stories, poetry and articles published in literary magazines, journals, writers’ bulletins and newsletters. I am thrilled to have 50-plus of my short stories published in general circulation magazines,” she said.

Dream Keeper is the story of a supernatural being uniting with a human mind.

“I was inspired to write Dream Keeper through my fascination with dreams; their ability to guide us through our waking world by revealing our hopes and desires, and the power of the subconscious through those dreams to sort out our fears and assist us in facing those fears,” she said.

To read more about Dream Keeper or to purchase a pre-release copy, visit

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