Palm Bay author publishes two books, with more on the way
By Brittany Llorente
PALM BAY - When Dianna Narciso puts her fingers to the keyboard, another world greets her and comes to life in the form of her books.
A 21-year Palm Bay resident, Ms. Narciso is the owner of Wayward Cat Publishing and recently published two novels, "Children of Path" and "Zombie Revolution," through her company.
"I write in different genres," Ms. Narciso said. "Middle-school fantasy-adventures to women's fiction."
Because of the different genres, young adult books, like "Children Of Path," are written under the pen name Dana Trantham. Teen and adult paranormal books, like "Zombie Revolution," are written under D.D. Charles.
"When people search the names of authors they like, they like to find what they've written in that genre," Ms. Narciso said. "You don't want to shock your readers if they go looking for a book you've written and find something completely different."
And the books are quite different.
"Children of Path" focuses on a child named Fenn Foster, who is a foster child in a very mystical setting, surrounded by sages and prophecies - one that turns his world upside down when it is foretold that he is going to kill the king.
"Children of Path" is the first of five in the Kelsone Prophecy Series.
"I hope to come out with one book at least every year," Ms. Narciso said. "I love the characters in the story. I think they are funny, and if you have boys that you want to get into reading, I would suggest this book. I find them a joy to spend my day with."
"Zombie Revolution" is a play on the sensationalism that surrounds zombies and vampires in recent book crazes.
"I find the fascination with vampires as romantic figures, kind of funny," she said. "The story follows the idea that 'vampirism' and zombies are a virus. The vampire virus makes someone beautiful and the zombie virus turns them into geeks."
The wrench in the plot is that the geek is never supposed to fall for the vampire, but it happens, and chaos ensues.
"To me, it's hilarious," Ms. Narciso said. "I really never thought I would write a book like that, but, if you like paranormal humor and a little bit of silliness, then this book is for you."
As a stay-at-home mom, Ms. Narciso has a lot of time to spend with her children and come up with new projects. She also teaches Zumba classes but spends most of her time writing.
Her books are available at amazon.com and waywardcatpublishing.com.
Ms. Narciso will be at the "Meet the Authors" event at the Eau Gallie Civic Center Nov. 17 - 18.