Deidre J Owen was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but aside from a stint in the Canadian Maritimes she has spent a majority of her time in the Tampa Bay area in Florida (...despite the humidity).
A versatile writer, Deidre has taken joy in a variety of genres including children's books, contemporary fiction, speculative fiction, horror, humor, and Christian themes. Her picture book collection "The Heaven Zoo" provides a whimsical tour of her favorite animals, while her chapter book series "We're All Just People" strives to instill love and respect for one another through understanding.
Under her new indie publishing company Mannison Press, LLC, Deidre has expanded into more mature themes with her newest Mannison Minibooks. These pocket-size publications are convenient for casual readers on the go, but don't let their diminutive size fool you...some of her stories pack a punch. She is also included in the new speculative fiction anthology "Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted."
Although formerly a certified veterinary technician by trade (with a quirky history of random interests), Deidre is currently loving life with her husband in Lithia, Florida, as an author, publisher, and work-from-home mother to the couple's young daughter.