My name is Diedra Drake, and I write mythic fiction. As a life-long student of mythology and history, I love to examine the ways that different cultures retell the same myths using name variations. I’ve been a student of the classics my whole life, which lead me to spend years becoming competent in classical Latin (although Ancient Greek has always proven beyond my reach).

After a couple of decades consulting in the tech industry, I decided to explore my other interests through the creation of a mythic fantasy romance world. In December of 2018, I sat down and wrote my first fiction novel, inspired by a question about how Vampires might have come to be if they weren’t undead at all. That conversation sparked the story that unfolded in Cursed by Furies, the first book in The Cursed Elves series. My first novel was published by Apache Creek Publishing in September of 2019, and won a Firebird award in 2021 for mythological fiction.

For relaxation, I love to crack open a new historical or paranormal romance novel. If I’m not reading, you’ll probably find me binge watching a series on streaming. I live in Central Texas with my family, which I also enjoy integrating into my stories. If you’re interested in keeping up with my new releases and updates, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter.

– Di