Deidre Delpino Dykes is a birdmom, writer, and occasional coffee-fueled ne’er-do-well. She wrote her first book in second grade and hasn’t stopped telling stories since. She is currently working on her third manuscript, Dark of the Wood, an urban fantasy retelling of Little Red Riding Hood only with more demons and Hellhounds and motorcycles than the original. Deidre presently works as a freelance web copy writer. She has a B.A. In English Literature as well as a Diploma in Baking and Pastry. She lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband and several parrots.
She has sold the flash fiction pieces Red Walk to Alban Lake Publishing’s Drabble Harvest Collection #3, Wedding to Fiction 101, and the short story Bloom and Fade to the anthology Trapped Tales. Though she focuses on fiction and short stories, Deidre has also sold several non-fiction articles.