About Deanne

I was born and raised out on the fringes of the rainy Pacific Northwest on fishing boats and cold beaches with only a dog and kittens for company, and so my love of reading and creating stories started very early. My dad would illustrate my early stories and I would listen to him ramble about European history and warfare, eagerly asking questions about Kings, Queens and our own family history. In my adult life I am wife to a brilliant and hilarious web designer and mother to two wonderfully weird children whom I am trying to pass on to my love of learning about the world. I'm an amateur genealogist, amateur photographer and amateur history major haha. I'm good at doing amateur stuff lol. During the last couple years I finally turned my life-long urge to write into a serious endeavor and finished my first novel called (for now) The Stone and the Stars, about a dying dystopian society, and one girl trying to escape it before it collapses. While I finish cleaning up the edges on my novel for the umpteenth time, and before I send it out into the world, I've lately begun a novel about utopia, this time on Earth. I'm finally living up to the nerdy book-worm title my family 'lovingly' pinned on me from the time I was small, and finally doing that one thing I feel like I was born to do. Cliche and silly? Yes!

The Black Prince: England’s Greatest Medieval Warrior by Michael Jones

The Black Prince: he sounds like a super-villain guilty of oppression and vile deeds; or a shadowy figure of mystery lost in the mists of time; but in this case he was the very opposite of those things. What kind of man could earn a moniker as awesome as that … Continue reading

El Pombero!: by Jackie Goldman

El Pombero! is a short novel about loss and healing that had a very good premise and tantalizing storyline; but ultimately suffered from very little emotional pay-off and an abrupt ending to a story that was just beginning. It begins with a woman named Heather at the bedside of her … Continue reading

A Morbid Taste For Bones: by Ellis Peters

It’s been years, and I mean YEARS since I read a mystery for reasons too lengthy to post here but here’s insight into part of the problem. I found this book thanks to my handy dandy kindle store recommendations, thanks guys! Haha, but really they do know me. Medieval? Yes. Monks … Continue reading

Windsworn (Gryphon Riders Trilogy 1) by Derek Alan Siddoway

‘Windsworn’, the first book in a new YA trilogy features a young woman named Evelyn who has been thrust from total obscurity and happy boredom living in a village smithery – to a life of militant schooling in the mountain fortress of Gyr, trained to join the ranks of Windsworn: … Continue reading

The Lonely Life: by Bette Davis

If Bette Davis had been a ship, she’d have be a polar icebreaker. If Bette Davis had been a dog she’d have been a bull mastiff. If Bette Davis had been a flower I’d say she’d be the thorniest rose, you get the idea. ‘The Lonely Life’ by Bette Davis … Continue reading

The Light Between Oceans: by M.L. Stedman

After WWI a lightkeeper named Tom falls for and marries a lovely full-of-life young woman named Isabel. Together they set out on the new adventure together of life and love on the tiny island the lighthouse is situated on. Sadly though their life is marred by one miscarriage after another, … Continue reading