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 now, a professional photographer and instructor at the University of Texas.
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. In October 2011, her novel Baby Dust will be released out into the world! You can also find her Facebook memorial page for babies lost to miscarriage or stillbirth.
Deanna opened a home photography studio in 1999 to achieve a work schedule that allows her to write. She is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas and currently serves as Chairperson of Novel-in-Progress, a longstanding critique group that has generated many published writers.
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