Deidra has written and published over one hundred short stories and regularly competes in a variety of international writing contests.

Deidra’s novel The Medicine Girl debuted in July 2022. The sequel, The Medicine Woman, was released in August 2023. The final installment, The Medicine Crone, will be released in Winter 2024.  She has published shorter works including 21 Conversations, a collection of dialogue-only stories. 

Over her teaching career, Deidra has taught scores of English classes to students from preschool to college. Currently, she is the humanities instructor at a private school in Central Virginia. 

Deidra co-hosts “Read Lots Write Lots,” an Australian podcast featuring writers from around the world. In addition, she is a contest judge for the London-based Reedsy Prompts.

She is also an engaging conference speaker who loves to share her knowledge about the writer’s craft.

She currently lives in Virginia with her husband of 30 years, three sons, and her rescue cats, General Sherman and Cinna. 

Contact Deidra at: lovegren.deidra@gmail.com

See AWARDS for a list of prize winning stories.