(SWAP POLICY: I am open to swap reads, but I have a few simple rules--no copy-paste messages, and fanning me/commenting on my stories does not count as a read request. If you would like to swap, please private-message me, and I will read your piece as soon as I can. I give constructive feedback, so please be okay with that.)
well, now that that's out of the way...
I'm Deirdre. I'm 18. I live in New Jersey, but I'll be going to college in Ohio.
I'm quite fond of cats, Mexican food, crewneck sweatshirts, cable TV dramas, ukuleles, sassiness, marble composition books, Irish Breakfast tea, bandana headbands, boys with tattoos, Vans, and pop-punk music.
My novel "Islands" won a National Silver Medal in the 2012 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. I've been querying the story, so that's why it's only a teaser on here, but I might post the full story again for a little while. I won another silver medal in the 2013 awards for "Pinky Swears," which you can read in its entirety here on Wattpad. Y'know, if you want to.
I was on Inkpop. Remember that, guys? You might remember my novel "The Roses of Cooraclare." Not that I really want you to.
Writers that inspire me: Jonathan Safran Foer, J.D. Salinger, Frank McCourt, Gillian Flynn, Khaled Hosseini, Allen Ginsberg, Rainbow Rowell, A.S. King, Hermann Hesse, Jack Kerouac, Alan Ball, Andrew McMahon, Jordan Dreyer, Dan Campbell, Andrew Koji Shiraki, and Evan Weiss.
Personal blog: http://oh-deir.tumblr.com
Writing blog: http://deirdre-writes.tumblr.com
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who supports my stories. I appreciate every fan, vote, comment, and message.