DeAnna Julie Dodson is the author of The Chastelayne Trilogy, and as Julianna Deering is the author of the Drew Farthering Mysteries.
DeAnna is a Dallas native and has lived in North Texas all her life. Although her degree is in business, her real interest has always been in literature, music and the fine arts.
Medieval English history and Shakespeare are particular favorites of hers and, along with her Christian faith, have most influenced her medieval trilogy: In Honor Bound, By Love Redeemed, and To Grace Surrendered.
DeAnna is also a huge fan of cozy mysteries, especially those written by Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. That has, of course, influenced her English cozy series, The Drew Farthering Mysteries, as well as her contemporary mysteries for Annie's Attic.
DeAnna also loves cross stitch, quilting, Dallas Stars hockey, and her cats: Eloise, Elizabeth and Petie.