Deamer was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He lived in Switzerland and the Washington D.C. area before settling in Monterey County, California some thirty years ago. He currently resides in the birth city of John Steinbeck, Salinas California. Pajaro Street Grill, founded in 1999, Deamer’s dinner only Salinas restaurant, continues to prosper. It is also the birthplace and home of Deamer’s alter ego, Mr. Omar T Black.
“Over twenty years ago, I began a journey as a writer of novels. Strength and Grace, my first book was conceived on a five week trip and 5000 miles of driving in Mexico. Fifteen years and eleven rewrites later, I had my first polished novel. I had also fallen hopelessly in love with the art of writing. The last seven years, I have found myself in a zone that every artist dreams to discover. A place, where the connection to art is so profound that the ups and downs of life, rather than being a harmful distraction, only add a rich depth to my work. By the end of 2016, I expect to have ten completed works of fiction, including more Omar T books. My mistress, my Apple Macbook Air, has become such a part of my life that I have named her (Zoe).”