Dianne Greenlay


Dianne Greenlay

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Living on the Canadian prairies, Dianne Greenlay is the author of QUINTSPINNER – A PIRATE’S QUEST and DEADLY MISFORTUNE, Books One and Two in a fast-paced award – winning adventure series, set in the 1700’s, in the pirate-infested waters of the West Indies. Straying into the humor genre, she has also written THE CAMPING GUY. Greenlay is also a playwright, producer, and Creative Director of the long-running community theater group, Darkhorse Theatre. She is fluent in at least her mother tongue and she thanks her fierce English teachers for that.

More of her thoughts on life can be found at her website.


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Pirates of Blood Bay Island – The Quintspinner and the Devil’s Deal: The Legend of the Quintspinner Book One

(previously titled QUINTSPINNER – A PIRATE’S QUEST)

MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER including B.R.A.G. Medallion Winner, Best Historical (Reader Views, NIEBA), Best YA (Writer’s Digest, Hollywood Book Festival), Best Commercial Novel (Eric Hoffer), Book of the Year (Foreword Reviews)

“I love every heart-lurching turn!” Wattpad Reader

“Amazing! Pirates who would eat Captain Jack Sparrow for lunch.” Book Blogger review

“Nearly Impossible to put down!” Amazon Reviewer“Filled with dark magical lore, murder, pirates, and romance.” Storyonastory Review

Even in the year 1717, one month, one week, or one day, can make all the difference in the world.

One month ago, Tess Willoughby, the daughter of a well-to-do physician in London, witnessed the murder of an old seer and came into possession of the dead woman’s odd ring – an ancient Spinner ring, known by the locals as the Ring of Prophesy.

One month less a day ago, she was wrongly accused by her father of having stolen the ring.

Three weeks ago, by her father’s arrangement for the family, she became an unwilling passenger on a merchant ship bound for the pirate-infested waters of the Caribbean.

Two weeks ago, at her father’s insistence, she became forcibly betrothed to a man who she recognized as being the seer’s murderer – a man who covets her only for her ring.

One week ago, she met a sailor and experienced the thrill of being in love for the first time.

Two days ago, she realized that such a secret love is going to threaten both of their lives.

Yesterday, her fiancé betrayed her during a pirate attack and those she loved were slaughtered.

Today, she is plotting to save her own life and perhaps to take his in retribution.

The ring is urging her to decide quickly…

Tomorrow will be too late.

A secret and unauthorized trip through the chaos of a 1717 London marketplace takes a bizarre twist for 16-year-old Tess. Unexpectedly witnessing the murder of a renowned Seer, Tess becomes the keeper of the old woman’s legendary spinner ring and its supposed power of prophecy. Returning home, Tess bears the brunt of her father’s rage when he is informed of her disobedient excursion. An ensuing altercation with her father leads Tess to the discovery of a family secret that stuns her.

Even so, she never imagines that she will soon find herself forcibly betrothed to the murderer and trapped on a ship bound for the pirate-infested waters of the West Indies. With increasing dread, she realizes a growing attraction that she has for a handsome sailor puts both their lives at risk. Moreover, she quickly discovers that her ruthless fiance covets her only for her ring and its power, and will stop at nothing to obtain it for himself.

The stakes for survival become unbearably high when she is thrust into the hands of a marauding band of pirates, and she must make an agonizing and life-threatening choice for herself.

A tale of pirates and treasure, love and betrayal, all bound together by a dash of ancient magic, Quintspinner has been described by readers as “a wonderfully entertaining, fast and furious ride; Lord of the Rings meets Pirates of the Caribbean.”

QUINTSPINNER – A PIRATE’S QUEST is cross-over novel that has entertained both YA and adult audiences alike. Meticulously researched, yet not your typical historical fiction, it presents the blood and the mud of life in the 1700’s and has won numerous Book Awards in YA, Historical, and Commercial categories.



  1. Donna Fasano says:

    Dianne, welcome to eNovel Authors at Work!

  2. Mary Smith says:

    Hi Dianne – your novel sounds a real page-turner.

  3. Julie Frayn says:

    Congrats on all the awards, Dianne!

  4. Jackie Weger says:

    Dianne! I am so thriled to have you in eNovel Authors at Work. You are a gem of a writer.

    Jackie Weger

  5. Captivating is right! Brilliant!


  6. Thank you, fellow eNovelists, for all of your welcoming and encouraging comments. I am thrilled to be a part of this group, but even more excited to have been introduced to all of your books. It’s like winning the lottery!

  7. Jackie Weger says:

    Dianne: I loved Quintspinner! You have got to enter that book here: http://digitalbooktoday.com/2014-best-kindle-book-awards/. I entered one of my books–but it won’t have a chance against Quintspinner. Go for it!
    Jackie Weger

  8. Abby says:

    Hi Dianne.

    Good seeing you hear. Haven’t read Quintspinner, but if Jackie recommends it, it’ll go to the top of my TBR list. Best of luck to you and the book.

  9. Dianne, pleased to become acquainted with you and your novel! Happy that you’re part of our group.

  10. Wow, Dianne. You’ve heaped a lot on Tess Willoughby’s plate – and there’s no longer a silver spoon to eat it with. Love the title, love the cover. Can’t wait to get at this one.

  11. Jenny Harper says:

    I loved your blurb, Dianne – will download as soon as I can! I’m so pleased to be a part of this group now – so many books to look forward to!

  12. Pete Barber says:

    Hi Dianne,

    I’m the newest member of eNovelAuthorsatWork, I just wanted to stop by and say hi! I look forward to working with you to spread the word about your stories.


  13. Sarah Lane says:

    I have your book on my to-read list. Looking forward to it!

  14. Dianne, I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t know you’d released the 2nd book in your Quintspinner trilogy: DEADLY MISFORTUNE. And it came out in June! (Doubly embarrassed.) I should’ve had it in our Twitter feed long before now. Well, you can bet it’ll be there today. Good luck with sales!

    Sharon Pennington

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