J. Dianne Dotson

J. Dianne Dotson writes science fiction and fantasy, and is the author of The Questrison Saga. Dianne is also a science writer and watercolorist.

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J. Dianne Dotson dreamed up other worlds and their characters as a child in the 1980s in East Tennessee. Dianne formed her own neighborhood astronomy club before age 10, to educate her friends about the Universe. In addition to writing stories, she drew and painted her characters, gave them outrageous space fashions, and created travel guides and glossaries for the worlds she invented. As an adult, Dianne earned a Bachelor of Science and spent several years working in research. She published Heliopause: The Questrison Saga: Book One (2018) and its sequels Ephemeris: The Questrison Saga: Book Two (2019) and Accretion: The Questrison Saga: Book Three (2020). Book Four arrives in 2021. Dianne is also a science writer, content writer and manager and watercolorist. She enjoys writing short fiction and non-fiction. Dianne lives in Southern Appalachia.

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Published Jan 25, 2020 · 1,282 words (5 minutes) · 213 views

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Science fiction and fantasy author and science writer J. Dianne Dotson recounts her struggle with various calamities.


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My Writing Process

Published Nov 11, 2019 · 1,334 words (5 minutes) · 244 views

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In which the author of The Questrison Saga shares her writing process, with a fair amount of cheek.




The Uncanny Moment of Now

Published May 29, 2019 · 193 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 275 views

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The Uncanny Moment of Now, in which I reflect on the strange and lambent beauty of this snapshot of my life.


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