Deanna Barnes delights in nurturing a child’s sense of wonder and discovery with words and activities. After publishing several articles for children, teens, and adults, Deanna realized that preteens occupy a special place in her heart. She serves as preteen curriculum field editor for Word Aflame Publications. In addition, she continues her work as a freelance writer with a mid-grade novel in progress.
Deanna and her husband live near their two sons, their wives, and five grandchildren in southern California.