Deanna R. Adams is an award-winning writer, essayist, speaker, and author of six books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her articles, essays, and stories have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including an article on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for the Encyclopedia of the Midwest.
Her books include Rock ’n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection (Kent State University Press, 2002), Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl (Infinity Publishing, 2008), Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Roots (Arcadia Publishing, 2010), Peggy Sue Got Pregnant (Soul Mate Publishing, 2013), and Scoundrels & Dreamers (Soul Mate Publishing, 2014). Her latest book is The Writer's GPS: A Guide to Writing & Selling Your Book.
Deanna is an instructor for The Cuyahoga County Libraries’ Literary Programs, Lakeland Community College, and Literary Cleveland, where she teaches and speaks on a number of writing topics.
She is also coordinator of the Western Reserve Writers’ Conference, and director/founder of the Women Writers’ Winter Retreat. Her other retreats include the spring Write-on-the-Lake Retreat in Geneva-on-the-Lake, and the fall Write-in-the-Country Autumn Retreat in Burton, Ohio.