About Deanna Stalnaker

Deanna Stalnaker is an award-winning author who has been pursuing her passion for writing since 2011, drawing on her life experiences as a medic in the Air Force during the Viet Nam war, and afterwards, as a nurse. She earned degrees in art, nursing, and a master’s in biology. She worked in the nursing field for over twenty-five years. She authored many Christian contemporary woman’s novels, Amish stories, devotionals, and children’s stories including: The Amish Quilt and Tea Society; Tea with Grandy Dee; Christmas in Clairmonte; Miss Waverly’s Ghost; Sarah: A Story of Sacrificial Love; Miracle at the Christmas Eve Tea Party; Samantha: A Not So Plain and Simple Life; Roses for Emma: An Amish Christmas Romance; The Redemption of Jo’bella Jordan; Eliza: A Story of Overcoming Limitations; Kari: A Story of a Prodigal Daughter; Miriam: Diary of a Lost Woman; Jo’bella: A Story of Loss and Redemption; Billie: A Story of Dedication and Hope; The Not So Plain and Simple Life of Samantha Hoffman; Cathy & Catina; From Tragedy to Victory: Zoe’s Story; Hannah and the Amish Teacher. Find her books under her pen name, D.L. Stalnaker. She has also written devotionals, including Jesus, Me, and Afternoon Tea and Purr-fect Wisdom: Heartwarmin’ Devotions based on Psalms and Proverbs. She is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More, and a contributing author to the devotional series Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships, Volume Three (VineWords Publishing). She authored the children’s books, Catnip T. and Herb: A Child’s Tea Party Cookbook and The Cat’s Visit with St. Nick. She lives in the foothills of North Carolina with her husband, younger daughter and cats. When Deanna is not writing, she enjoys reading, and working on her on her arts and crafts business.