About D.

Picture of the author D.E.Atwood and her children Chick and Boo.

My children are an important part of who I am, as a person and a writer. It only seems fitting they get to be here with me!

When D.E. Atwood was in second grade, she finally grew tall enough to see the shelf above the mysteries in the bookmobile. She discovered a rich landscape of alternate worlds, magic, and space and has never looked back from the genres of fantasy and science fiction.

When she was twelve, she declared that she was going to be a writer, and share the stories that she saw happening all around her. She wanted to create characters that others would care about,  and that would touch their lives, like the books that she read had touched her own life.

Today she has combined her interests, creating genre stories about the people who live next door, bringing magic into the world around us. Her first novel, If We Shadows, was released by Harmony Ink Press in spring of 2014 and is a Rainbow Awards winner for Best Transgender Debut, Best Transgender Fiction, and Best Transgender Book.

When not writing, D.E. Atwood is a mother (to two children, a cat, a dog), a wife, a reader, a knitter, a systems administrator, a black belt in tae kwon do, and a music aficionado. Sleep, she claims, is optional.

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