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 reviewer for the university newspaper, The Northern Star. In January 2021, Deanna will begin pursuing a Master of Science degree in Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University.


Deanna's first 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 reviews novels for Windy City Reviews. Deanna is also the founder of Simply Romantic Book Reviews. She currently resides near her hometown, where she teaches music and literacy.