With high school finished for the summer, Nick looks forward to visiting his aunt and uncle in New Jersey. What awaits him is a heat wave like no other - and the two of the last Greywings on the planet. Nick has an innate ability to train horses but will he be able to translate his amazing skill to these teenage dragons? The steaming soup of mid-summer heats up tempers and tests resolve as Nick vies with fellow trainers, Keith and Maxie, for mastery over their new charges. The dragons, Nikita and Michael, typical teenagers themselves, have other ideas. Nick treads a torturous path through a minefield of competing demands: the expectations of his aunt and uncle, recalcitrant horses, the Academy's female students and the overwhelming egos of Nikita and Michael. One small mistake erupts into a conflagration that hurls everyone into a race against time and the overwhelming forces of nature.
Diane Nelson has been writing for over 25 years across a variety of genres - contemporary romance, chicklit, romantic comedy and contemporary YA fantasy.
Dragon Academy is an award winning contemporary fantasy YA novel, taking 2nd Place in the 2012 Forward National Literature Awards for Teen/Young Adult.
The 90 Day Rule and The Conference are contemporary romance/women's short fiction. Choptank Blues and Other Stories: a collection of short and flash fiction, poetry, narrative poetry and essays on life in the country.
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.