Deidre J Owen

Biography

Deidre J Owen was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but aside from a stint in the Canadian Maritimes during her 20s, she has spent a majority of her time in the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

She recently released a children's picture book collection, The Heaven Zoo, with larger scale projects for both children and adults slated for release in 2018-2020. In her upcoming children's chapter book series, We’re All Just People, she strives to instill love and respect through understanding into the hearts of the next generation. She is also participating in another collaboration with Ronald Linson, co-author of their new short story, Overworked: A Legal Fiction.

Although a former 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 and stay-at-home mother to the couple’s young daughter.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I guess I've always been a writer. My mother saved my first "book" that I wrote in the third grade. Bound in purple construction paper, it was a fully illustrated story about a family of rocks living on Mars. (I cringe to look at it, but apparently she was impressed with it back in the day.) While I didn't take on any large scale projects until adulthood, I would often write little things for personal pleasure or as an outlet for the angst of youth. And I couldn't help but throw myself into my school writings. Time and again, teachers saved my papers as their classroom example, and classmates grumbled as I set new standards (and quietly slid under my desk). I never won any awards, but I do feel like I left a sort of academic legacy along the way.
What are you working on next?
All the things! When discussing how to juggle my miscellany with my co-author, Ronald Linson, he made the observation that this seems to be a common problem with creative people -- overworking ourselves with multiple projects. He speaks such truth! As of this summer (2018), I am nearing completion on a six-part children's chapter books series, after which I'll be launching into a collaboration on a new children's series. I also have several adult novellas stashed away patiently awaiting their turn, and my variety blog is a wonderful outlet for essays, poetry, and ramblings on faith and parenthood. (Not to mention any surprise short stories that ambush me along the way!)
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Books

Overworked: A Legal Fiction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Business
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Law student Joshua Jacobs is exhausted! He's deep into his final semester, the Bar Exam looms large on the horizon, and the family drama just won't quit...why did he think he could work part time, too? Another night of study and he might just lose his mind! Overworked: A Legal Fiction, by Deidre J Owen & Ronald Linson.

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