Deanna R. Adams is an award-winning writer, essayist, speaker, and author of eight 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.
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 the longtime coordinator of the annual Western Reserve Writers’ Conference, now held at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library's Writers Center, where her title is The Book Whisperer. She is 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.