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6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 17:24:41

    What a wonderful tribute to your friend. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Reply

  2. David Mignery
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:54:44

    John was the best.

    Reply

  3. Jonette
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 14:09:57

    Deanna, Thank you for posting this wonderful tribule to my dad. It was beautifully articulated and insightful. I know you meant the world to him, as well. And I’m so very grateful for making sure he go his most recent book published. That was some important unfinished business that I would have been clueless about. It took some quick and fancy footwork on your part, and brought him both relief, and joy in his final months.

    Reply

  4. Jane Schmitt
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 17:23:29

    Deanna, I met JR through my former husband, Frank Gerrietts, many many years ago. Time has dimmed my memory of just how they met, but they shared a mutual love of art and Mexico and it was always a pleasure when John came calling on Frank in Beaumont. The last time he and I were in touch, other than watching Facebook posts, was when Frank died. But I always felt connected through his marvelous books. I wanted to just say thanks for your remembrance, it captured JR so well and brought back some good memories and stories. I know his loss is keenly felt. Jane Schmitt.

    Reply

  5. Lewis Parker
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 12:51:20

    John and I worked at Weekly Reader…me for about 20 years; he for less. He was an excellent illustrator. I left Weekly Reader in 1993. worked at some other places, and retired in 2012, then remarried in 2017 after my wife of 48 years died. I always wanted to fly out to Austin and visit with him but never got to it. We exchanged manuscripts over the years and I always considered him a close friend. I will miss him and I appreciate so much what you have written about him here. This is a fine remembrance of an excellent artist whether in skilled illustration or in brilliant, chiseled prose.

    Reply

  6. Loretta Giacoletto
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:05:13

    What a lovely way to remember your friend and colleague. I am truly touched.

    Reply

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The Little Dude Book is here!

6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Oct 28, 2018 @ 01:23:10

    I can’t wait to read this!

  2. Christine Locke
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 16:09:34

    Looking forward to reading! My son & daughter-in-law in the process of adopting their foster daughter, and they have shared many of their conversations with all. She just turned 5, she has been with them since she was 3.

    • Deanna
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 09:38:32

      How lovely! It is quite a journey!

  3. Mary Mooney
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 19:36:20

    Will it be signed by LD too?

    • Deanna
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 09:38:54

      Yes, signed books will be signed by both of us.

      • Mary Mooney
        Nov 13, 2018 @ 11:07:16

        Thanks so much, just ordered it and can’t wait to read it ♥

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On my friend John J Asher

Sometimes the people who become your best friends are who’d you expect. The kid your age who ends up living next door. The neighborhood family expecting a baby the same time as you. A coworker you laugh with at lunch. But then there are the ones who are only on the periphery of your life(…)

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6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 17:24:41

    What a wonderful tribute to your friend. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Reply

  2. David Mignery
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:54:44

    John was the best.

    Reply

  3. Jonette
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 14:09:57

    Deanna, Thank you for posting this wonderful tribule to my dad. It was beautifully articulated and insightful. I know you meant the world to him, as well. And I’m so very grateful for making sure he go his most recent book published. That was some important unfinished business that I would have been clueless about. It took some quick and fancy footwork on your part, and brought him both relief, and joy in his final months.

    Reply

  4. Jane Schmitt
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 17:23:29

    Deanna, I met JR through my former husband, Frank Gerrietts, many many years ago. Time has dimmed my memory of just how they met, but they shared a mutual love of art and Mexico and it was always a pleasure when John came calling on Frank in Beaumont. The last time he and I were in touch, other than watching Facebook posts, was when Frank died. But I always felt connected through his marvelous books. I wanted to just say thanks for your remembrance, it captured JR so well and brought back some good memories and stories. I know his loss is keenly felt. Jane Schmitt.

    Reply

  5. Lewis Parker
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 12:51:20

    John and I worked at Weekly Reader…me for about 20 years; he for less. He was an excellent illustrator. I left Weekly Reader in 1993. worked at some other places, and retired in 2012, then remarried in 2017 after my wife of 48 years died. I always wanted to fly out to Austin and visit with him but never got to it. We exchanged manuscripts over the years and I always considered him a close friend. I will miss him and I appreciate so much what you have written about him here. This is a fine remembrance of an excellent artist whether in skilled illustration or in brilliant, chiseled prose.

    Reply

  6. Loretta Giacoletto
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:05:13

    What a lovely way to remember your friend and colleague. I am truly touched.

    Reply

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New year, new pen name!

I haven’t written a Deanna-book in a while, as I’ve been focused on branded pen names that write very specific types of books. The Sweetest Match and The Perfect Disaster both take place in the fall of 2018 in Applebottom, Missouri. The two books can be read in any order and are completely standalone. You(…)

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The Little Dude Book is here!

I’ve never had a book more people have asked for than this one! A couple years ago, before we adopted Little Dude, I typed up the very first conversation between him and Elizabeth. We were out walking, hoping to find a good spot to view the super moon. It went like this: Eliza: Look at(…)

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6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Oct 28, 2018 @ 01:23:10

    I can’t wait to read this!

  2. Christine Locke
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 16:09:34

    Looking forward to reading! My son & daughter-in-law in the process of adopting their foster daughter, and they have shared many of their conversations with all. She just turned 5, she has been with them since she was 3.

    • Deanna
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 09:38:32

      How lovely! It is quite a journey!

  3. Mary Mooney
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 19:36:20

    Will it be signed by LD too?

    • Deanna
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 09:38:54

      Yes, signed books will be signed by both of us.

      • Mary Mooney
        Nov 13, 2018 @ 11:07:16

        Thanks so much, just ordered it and can’t wait to read it ♥

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On my friend John J Asher

Sometimes the people who become your best friends are who’d you expect. The kid your age who ends up living next door. The neighborhood family expecting a baby the same time as you. A coworker you laugh with at lunch. But then there are the ones who are only on the periphery of your life(…)

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6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 17:24:41

    What a wonderful tribute to your friend. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Reply

  2. David Mignery
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:54:44

    John was the best.

    Reply

  3. Jonette
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 14:09:57

    Deanna, Thank you for posting this wonderful tribule to my dad. It was beautifully articulated and insightful. I know you meant the world to him, as well. And I’m so very grateful for making sure he go his most recent book published. That was some important unfinished business that I would have been clueless about. It took some quick and fancy footwork on your part, and brought him both relief, and joy in his final months.

    Reply

  4. Jane Schmitt
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 17:23:29

    Deanna, I met JR through my former husband, Frank Gerrietts, many many years ago. Time has dimmed my memory of just how they met, but they shared a mutual love of art and Mexico and it was always a pleasure when John came calling on Frank in Beaumont. The last time he and I were in touch, other than watching Facebook posts, was when Frank died. But I always felt connected through his marvelous books. I wanted to just say thanks for your remembrance, it captured JR so well and brought back some good memories and stories. I know his loss is keenly felt. Jane Schmitt.

    Reply

  5. Lewis Parker
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 12:51:20

    John and I worked at Weekly Reader…me for about 20 years; he for less. He was an excellent illustrator. I left Weekly Reader in 1993. worked at some other places, and retired in 2012, then remarried in 2017 after my wife of 48 years died. I always wanted to fly out to Austin and visit with him but never got to it. We exchanged manuscripts over the years and I always considered him a close friend. I will miss him and I appreciate so much what you have written about him here. This is a fine remembrance of an excellent artist whether in skilled illustration or in brilliant, chiseled prose.

    Reply

  6. Loretta Giacoletto
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:05:13

    What a lovely way to remember your friend and colleague. I am truly touched.

    Reply

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On my friend John J Asher

Sometimes the people who become your best friends are who’d you expect. The kid your age who ends up living next door. The neighborhood family expecting a baby the same time as you. A coworker you laugh with at lunch. But then there are the ones who are only on the periphery of your life(…)

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6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 17:24:41

    What a wonderful tribute to your friend. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Reply

  2. David Mignery
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:54:44

    John was the best.

    Reply

  3. Jonette
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 14:09:57

    Deanna, Thank you for posting this wonderful tribule to my dad. It was beautifully articulated and insightful. I know you meant the world to him, as well. And I’m so very grateful for making sure he go his most recent book published. That was some important unfinished business that I would have been clueless about. It took some quick and fancy footwork on your part, and brought him both relief, and joy in his final months.

    Reply

  4. Jane Schmitt
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 17:23:29

    Deanna, I met JR through my former husband, Frank Gerrietts, many many years ago. Time has dimmed my memory of just how they met, but they shared a mutual love of art and Mexico and it was always a pleasure when John came calling on Frank in Beaumont. The last time he and I were in touch, other than watching Facebook posts, was when Frank died. But I always felt connected through his marvelous books. I wanted to just say thanks for your remembrance, it captured JR so well and brought back some good memories and stories. I know his loss is keenly felt. Jane Schmitt.

    Reply

  5. Lewis Parker
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 12:51:20

    John and I worked at Weekly Reader…me for about 20 years; he for less. He was an excellent illustrator. I left Weekly Reader in 1993. worked at some other places, and retired in 2012, then remarried in 2017 after my wife of 48 years died. I always wanted to fly out to Austin and visit with him but never got to it. We exchanged manuscripts over the years and I always considered him a close friend. I will miss him and I appreciate so much what you have written about him here. This is a fine remembrance of an excellent artist whether in skilled illustration or in brilliant, chiseled prose.

    Reply

  6. Loretta Giacoletto
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:05:13

    What a lovely way to remember your friend and colleague. I am truly touched.

    Reply

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New year, new pen name!

I haven’t written a Deanna-book in a while, as I’ve been focused on branded pen names that write very specific types of books. The Sweetest Match and The Perfect Disaster both take place in the fall of 2018 in Applebottom, Missouri. The two books can be read in any order and are completely standalone. You(…)

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The Little Dude Book is here!

I’ve never had a book more people have asked for than this one! A couple years ago, before we adopted Little Dude, I typed up the very first conversation between him and Elizabeth. We were out walking, hoping to find a good spot to view the super moon. It went like this: Eliza: Look at(…)

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6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Oct 28, 2018 @ 01:23:10

    I can’t wait to read this!

  2. Christine Locke
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 16:09:34

    Looking forward to reading! My son & daughter-in-law in the process of adopting their foster daughter, and they have shared many of their conversations with all. She just turned 5, she has been with them since she was 3.

    • Deanna
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 09:38:32

      How lovely! It is quite a journey!

  3. Mary Mooney
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 19:36:20

    Will it be signed by LD too?

    • Deanna
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 09:38:54

      Yes, signed books will be signed by both of us.

      • Mary Mooney
        Nov 13, 2018 @ 11:07:16

        Thanks so much, just ordered it and can’t wait to read it ♥

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On my friend John J Asher

Sometimes the people who become your best friends are who’d you expect. The kid your age who ends up living next door. The neighborhood family expecting a baby the same time as you. A coworker you laugh with at lunch. But then there are the ones who are only on the periphery of your life(…)

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6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Aug 17, 2019 @ 17:24:41

    What a wonderful tribute to your friend. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Reply

  2. David Mignery
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 07:54:44

    John was the best.

    Reply

  3. Jonette
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 14:09:57

    Deanna, Thank you for posting this wonderful tribule to my dad. It was beautifully articulated and insightful. I know you meant the world to him, as well. And I’m so very grateful for making sure he go his most recent book published. That was some important unfinished business that I would have been clueless about. It took some quick and fancy footwork on your part, and brought him both relief, and joy in his final months.

    Reply

  4. Jane Schmitt
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 17:23:29

    Deanna, I met JR through my former husband, Frank Gerrietts, many many years ago. Time has dimmed my memory of just how they met, but they shared a mutual love of art and Mexico and it was always a pleasure when John came calling on Frank in Beaumont. The last time he and I were in touch, other than watching Facebook posts, was when Frank died. But I always felt connected through his marvelous books. I wanted to just say thanks for your remembrance, it captured JR so well and brought back some good memories and stories. I know his loss is keenly felt. Jane Schmitt.

    Reply

  5. Lewis Parker
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 12:51:20

    John and I worked at Weekly Reader…me for about 20 years; he for less. He was an excellent illustrator. I left Weekly Reader in 1993. worked at some other places, and retired in 2012, then remarried in 2017 after my wife of 48 years died. I always wanted to fly out to Austin and visit with him but never got to it. We exchanged manuscripts over the years and I always considered him a close friend. I will miss him and I appreciate so much what you have written about him here. This is a fine remembrance of an excellent artist whether in skilled illustration or in brilliant, chiseled prose.

    Reply

  6. Loretta Giacoletto
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:05:13

    What a lovely way to remember your friend and colleague. I am truly touched.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

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New year, new pen name!

I haven’t written a Deanna-book in a while, as I’ve been focused on branded pen names that write very specific types of books. The Sweetest Match and The Perfect Disaster both take place in the fall of 2018 in Applebottom, Missouri. The two books can be read in any order and are completely standalone. You(…)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

The Little Dude Book is here!

I’ve never had a book more people have asked for than this one! A couple years ago, before we adopted Little Dude, I typed up the very first conversation between him and Elizabeth. We were out walking, hoping to find a good spot to view the super moon. It went like this: Eliza: Look at(…)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

6 Comments

  1. ButtonsMom2003
    Oct 28, 2018 @ 01:23:10

    I can’t wait to read this!

  2. Christine Locke
    Nov 03, 2018 @ 16:09:34

    Looking forward to reading! My son & daughter-in-law in the process of adopting their foster daughter, and they have shared many of their conversations with all. She just turned 5, she has been with them since she was 3.

    • Deanna
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 09:38:32

      How lovely! It is quite a journey!

  3. Mary Mooney
    Nov 04, 2018 @ 19:36:20

    Will it be signed by LD too?

    • Deanna
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 09:38:54

      Yes, signed books will be signed by both of us.

      • Mary Mooney
        Nov 13, 2018 @ 11:07:16

        Thanks so much, just ordered it and can’t wait to read it ♥