When DeAnne was a little girl she didn’t want to be a doctor, an astronaut or a firewoman, and she definitely didn’t want to be a writer. She was going to be an Egyptologist, and that was that.
One day, while working as a library aide at her middle school, DeAnne picked up a beat up old book called The Reluctant God by Pamela F. Service, mostly because the cover had a young modern girl with flaming red hair leaning over a mummy in a sarcophagus. The story wasn’t a piece of literary mastery known to inspire or change lives, but it did have a time traveling Egyptian prince, and a plucky strong willed girl who both come together to solve the mystery and save the day. That was enough to have DeAnne grabbing every book within reach ever since, and it did change her life and inspire her.
Her reading taste may have expanded from fantasy, but it never wandered into the realm of romance until one day her mother handed her a historical romance novel to read while she was on bed rest with her twins. DeAnne scoffed, surely her mother didn’t expect her to read such ridiculous fluff, but she was quickly running out of things to read so she read it and something unexpected happened. She loved it.
Born and raised in a tiny town in Oklahoma, DeAnne is married to her best friend Randy and has four beautiful and equally mischievous children. She works days with her husband at their graphic design studio and at night she writes love stories. A far cry from being an Egyptologist, but a better life she couldn’t imagine.