Deidre Delpino Dykes
Deidre Delpino Dykes is a birdmom, writer, and coffee-fueled ne’er-do-well. She presently works as a freelance writer with 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 several parrots. She has seven published pieces of short and flash fiction and is always working on something new.
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 an agent 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.
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 Fridays. She can also be reached by e-mail.
Dark of the Wood is a roughly 70,000 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.