Official Biography



Deanna Frances-Tausch is an author, journalist, musician, and educator from northern Illinois. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2018, where she earned a B.M. in Music Education and a B.M. in Vocal Performance. During her collegiate career, Deanna also studied English and journalism, and served as an entertainment writer and event and lifestyle reviewer for the university newspaper, The Northern StarDeanna also holds a M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education from Northern Illinois University. 


Deanna's first young adult fiction novel, Taking Chances, was published in 2013 by New Leaf Publishing, and she continues to write as a freelance journalist and photographer for local newspapers. Deanna is a member of the Chicago Writer's Association (CWA) and reviewed novels for Windy City Reviews for several years. In 2020, Deanna founded her own romance novel review service, Simply Romantic Book Reviews. She currently resides near her hometown, where she teaches music and literacy.