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 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 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, and the flash fiction piece Womb to Theories of Her. 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 also writes cake decorating articles and other instructional pieces for LoveToKnow.com.
She maintains a weekly writing blog at deidredykes.wordpress.com, the Twitter account @gowordbird, and the Facebook page Deidre Dykes, Writer. Her side project, Beerily Thus, updates with beer reviews and information on Mondays and Fridays. She can also be reached by e-mail.