Deidre Delpino Dykes
Deidre.Dykes at gmail dot com
Deidre Delpino Dykes is a birdmancer, writer, and overall ne’er-do-well. She presently works a 9-5 and is a freelance writer of assorted fiction and non-fiction projects. 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 her parrots. Deidre is the co-organizer of the Columbia Writers critique group, which she leads monthly. She is a passionate player and GM of tabletop role playing games. She has seven published pieces of short and flash fiction and is always working on something new. Deidre also works as a slush reader for Clarkesworld Magazine.
She can be found on Twitter as @DeidreDykes
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 an agent for her manuscript, Wilder Blood, a contemporary fantasy starring a girl and her dog. And by “girl,” I mean “trained demon hunter” and by “dog,” I of course mean “loyal hellhound bound to human form.”
Deidre presently works as a freelance web copy writer and an admin assistant. She is the co-organizer of the Columbia Writers group, which she leads monthly; she is also running a Novel in Six Months small group. Deidre is a slush reader for Clarkesworld Magazine. 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.
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 also pens non-fiction articles.
She maintains a weekly writing blog at deidredykes.wordpress.com, the Twitter account @DeidreDykes, and the Facebook page Deidre Dykes, Writer. She can also be reached by e-mail at Deidre.Dykes at gmail dot com.
Wilder Blood is a roughly 75,000 word contemporary fantasy novel set in Washington, DC. It is a fast-paced and gritty action story about an odd pair of demon hunters: Red is a rough and tumble young woman with a troubled past and Caleb is a demon hellhound bound to human form. The two must solve a series of disappearances across the nightclub scene while protecting an innocent waitress who’s gotten herself tangled up in some dangerous demon activity.