New Releases!

Time to Enjoy Your BlessingsBuy the Book

When You Pass Through WatersBuy the Book


Upcoming Appearances

Blue Bicycle Books
December 11, 2015 - Friday Evening
420 King St, Charleston SC


Tri-County Literary Celebration
February 6, 2016 - Saturday 10am - 3pm
Old Santee Canal Park
900 Stoney Landing Road, Moncks Corner SC


Deckle Edge South Carolina’s Literary Festival
February 20-21, 2016 - Saturday & Sunday
Columbia SC at Various Locations


SPEAKING APPEARANCES – booking now for 2016

Need a speaker for your group, gathering, or book club?

To discuss speaking appearances, contact Dianne.


The Crystal Falls Series – PRINT available




A portion of Dianne's book proceeds is donated to SOUL
– Sanctuary Of Unborn Life

This faith-based non-profit organization is raising funds to build a maternity home in the Charleston, South Carolina area to house pregnant women in need.




garden gateInside the Garden Gate…

Hello, I’m Aunt Ruby and I’m an avid gardener. I live in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, where gardening is an obsession so I fit right in.

When I’m not pruning privet or watering wisteria, I stay active in Charleston society. Some call me a socialite but I’m no blue blood. My husband Harley and I came up in Charlotte and earned our own way. Folks call me Aunt Ruby because they know my big shot nephew. Max owns a NASCAR shop and a fancy beach house, thanks to his Uncle Harley’s help. Not that he’s ungrateful, but I’m just sayin’.

Speaking of Max, he met just a honey of a girl, Sarita Santos. Now don’t get me wrong, she has a background that makes even my sailor husband blush, but that girl’s turned her life around. Anyway, Max and Sarita met in Crystal Falls, Ohio but they are coming to Charleston! Although the circumstances bringing them here make me shudder. The danger Sarita’s daughter is in… that dear, sweet child.

But I won’t ruin the story. To find out what happens, get Sunflowers for Sarita on Amazon.

Now sneak back soon, because this is the place to get a peek inside the garden gate.

Yours truly,

aunt ruby

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones.”
Proverbs 15:30