Deidre Delpino Dykes is a birdmancer, writer, and overall ne’er-do-well. She wrote her first book in second grade and hasn’t stopped telling stories since. She is currently seeking representation for her manuscript, Wilder Blood, a contemporary fantasy story about an unusual pair of demon hunters. Deidre presently works as an administrative assistant during the day and at night, she writes fiction and works as a slush reader for Clarkesworld Magazine. She is also a passionate player and GM of tabletop role playing games. Deidre has a B.A. In English Literature as well as a Diploma in Baking and Pastry and she lives outside of Washington, DC with several parrots.
Deidre has sold the flash fiction pieces “Red Walk” to Alban Lake Publishing’s Drabble Harvest Collection #3, “Wedding” to 101 Fiction, the short story “Bloom and Fade” to Wizards in Space Literary Magazine, the flash fiction piece “Nine” on eSpec Books’ Blog, the flash fiction piece “Hellsgate, NM” to 101words.org, the flash fiction piece “Womb” to Theories of Her and the short story “The Untold Story of Pizza Rat” to the forthcoming anthology Ghosts on Drugs. Her short story, “Widowmaker,” won an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest 2016 and she is still seeking publication for it. Though she focuses on fiction and short stories, Deidre has also sold several non-fiction articles to ICON Magazine Delaware Valley. She has written cake decorating articles and other instructional pieces for LoveToKnow.com.