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Deanna Proach

Deanna Proach
Deanna Proach is a writer who is passionate about the history of the Crusades (www.crusadesandcrusaders.com) and aspiring photographer.
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Bear on a Walk: Entrepreneur, Digital Nomad and Life Coach

It seems like many young people are choosing to leave their routine nine to five, five days a week job in favour of having...

Interview With Ann Dickie: Author of The Magic Circle

I always enjoy talking to authors about their writing and publishing experiences. Ann Dickie is a local author - we attended Toastmasters together - who co-authored the book, The Magic Circle

To Be Maria: Promise Turned to Nightmare

To be Maria, the story I was once most passionate about, turned into a nightmare. It was a project that was cursed from the moment I started writing it. At that time, I didn't realize it because I didn't want to.

Book Review: Fresh Wind and Strange Fire

As mystics exalt the lotus for its stately blossoms arising out of muddy waters, Lyn celebrates life by gleaning hilarity and wisdom from bizarre reality.

Book Review: The Pretty Little Liars Series

The Pretty Little Liars series follows the story of four teenage girls: Spencer Hastings, Aria Montgomery, Emily Fields and Hanna Marin, whose lives are turned upside down by A...

Interview with Executive Producer Maija Leivo: On Battle Castle

Battle Castle is a six part mini-series. In each episode, Historian Dan Snow tours a castle and elaborates on the historical significance of each castle and about the wars that took place there.

To be Maria: An Excerpt

To be Maria has been released. It is now available on Amazon Kindle.

New Release: To be Maria

To be Maria follows the story of Anya and Maria-both aged seventeen-who, in their quest for popularity, befriend Alex and Marissa, a twenty-something couple.
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Q&A with Historian Susan Abernethy: The Freelance History Writer

Historian Susan Abernethy shares with Deanna Proach more about her blog, The Freelance History Writer and about her passion for History in an interview.

The Event That Triggered the First Crusade

His empire on the brink of destruction, faced with the threat of being conquered by the Seljuk Turks, the Byzantine Emperor, appealed to Pope Urban for military aid.

Day of Revenge: An Excerpt

Set in 1793 France at the height of the Reign of Terror, 'Day of Revenge' follows a group of counter-revolutionaries who work within their war torn country to overthrow the tyrannical Robespierre and his Jacobin thugs.

KDP Select as a Profitable Self-Publishing Tool: 4 Authors Tell their...

Not every author's experience in publishing with Amazon's KDP Select program is the same. In the world of publishing, success hinges on two things: platform and marketability. KDP Select should not be your only marketing tool kit.

Interview With Catalina Huidobro: Campaign to Reforest Patagonia

'It is well known that, throughout the years, man has been responsible for the destruction of nature and beautiful landscapes like Patagonia. The area has suffered many fires that have contributed to its deforestation.

John Lennon Before the Beatles: Music, Pain and Tragedy

Everyone knows who John Lennon was: a member of the Beatles, the most popular rock band in history. But not everyone knows about Lennon's childhood. His childhood was rife with pain and tragedy. Music was the only consolation young Lennon had.