Deidre Delpino Dykes is a birdmom, writer, and coffee-fueled 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 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 and she lives outside of Washington, DC with several parrots.
She has sold the flash fiction pieces Red Walk to Alban Lake Publishing’s Drabble Harvest Collection #3, Wedding to Fiction 101, Hellsgate NM to 101words.org, the short story Bloom and Fade to Wizards in Space Literary Magazine, and the short story The Untold Story of Pizza Rat to Ghosts on Drugs. Her short story, Widowmaker, received an Honorable Mention from the Writers of the Future Contest 2016. Though she focuses on fiction and short stories, Deidre has also sold several non-fiction articles to ICON Magazine Delaware Valley. She also writes cake decorating articles and instructions for LoveToKnow.com.