About Deidre

Deidre J Owen was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but aside from a stint in the Canadian Maritimes during the late nineties and early aughts, she has spent a majority of her time in the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

In 2017 and 2018, she released a children’s picture book collection, “The Heaven Zoo,” followed by her children’s chapter book series “We’re All Just People” (2018-2019) where she strives to instill love and respect through understanding into the hearts of the next generation.

In April of 2019, Owen partnered with New York writer and editor Ronald Linson to found a small, independent publishing house called Mannison Press, LLC. Currently, Mannison Press focuses on different genres of fiction (including but not limited to speculative fiction, science fiction, humor, and horror). Their inaugural multi-author anthology is due out in October of 2019, along with a number of their Mannison Minibooks. You can learn more about Mannison Press at www.MannisonPress.com.

Although formerly a certified veterinary technician by trade (with a quirky history of random interests), Deidre is currently loving life with her husband in Lithia, Florida, as an author, publisher, and work-at-home mother to the couple’s young daughter.

Read more on “Deidre the Author” and “Deidre the Illustrator”!


Check out these great interviews!

Oct 21, 2019:
Blog interview by Shauna McGuiness for the “Tweep Tattler: A Catalogue of Writers from the Twitter Writing Community”

Oct 16, 2019:
Blog interview about Mannison Press by Kate Foster at katejfoster.com

Sept 24, 2019:
Video interview by D. C. Wright-Hammer & David Gane on “Writers’ Row” YouTube channel.


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