Deanna Roy is the author of Baby Dust, an adult novel about a pregnancy loss support group, and the prequel to that story, Stella & Dane: A Honky Tonk Romance. Her next book, Forever Innocent, about a couple who reunite four years after the death of their premature baby, is due out Oct. 1.
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She also writes for chldren. Her kids’ web site is here. Her iPad/iPhone story book app, Dust Bunnies: Secret Agents, was released by Polycot Labs in 2012. This app features an original story about the dust bunnies who live under the bed, who need YOUR child to save their world. The main character in the story becomes your child!
She is a regular speaker at events on writing, publishing, and on baby loss. See her event schedule.
Her short stories have appeared in several literary magazines, including 34th Parallel, Farfelu, and The First Line. Her writing credits are lengthy due to her background in journalism and freelance, but one of her favorite articles is a humorous piece about skydiving, published by The Writer in March 2009.
She’s been a waitress, a free-sample girl, backstage security for a concert venue (please don’t ask about the time she threw R.E.M. off the elevator and made them late to their own concert) , a high school teacher, an editor for a publishing company, and still works as a professional photographer.
After suffering her first miscarriage, Deanna began the web site www.pregnancyloss.info. The pages get over one million unique visitors a year, although it is her fondest wish that no one would ever need to come at all. You can also find her Facebook memorial page for babies lost to miscarriage or stillbirth.
The wedding dance photo at the top of the home page is her! She married Kurt in 2012. They hope to adopt a little one in 2014.