Award Winner Keri De Deo

Nothing but A Song: Featured on Creative Friends/Gallery for Books and Art.

About the author:

I’m married and have two large dogs. Together, we enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, biking…basically, anything outdoors. Northern Arizona doesn’t quite get as hot as Phoenix, but it’s still in the 90s during the summer. That’s when you’ll find me inside during the day. Much like an owl, I come out at night and explore the desert trails with my dogs. When we’re not outside, my husband and I enjoy watching movies, reading, and traveling. We have visited several Scandinavian and European countries in addition to Mexico and Canada. Our goal is to eventually visit every state. If you’d like to know more about me and my hobbies, visit my website You can also follow me on Facebook (@authorkeridedeo) and Twitter (@thewittyowl).


The young adult, clean romance, Nothing But a Song takes place in Flagstaff, Arizona and tells the fictional story of Rebecca Kendall, a young musician who loses her hearing in a tragic accident. Using technology, she learns to sing again and strive for her dreams. Learning to love again, though, takes more time and courage. Nothing But a Song can be purchased anywhere books are sold, including, Barnes and, and You can follow Keri on Facebook(@authorkeridedeo) and Twitter (@thewittyowl), and you can read her blog at


Keri De Deo, owner of Witty Owl Consulting, lives in northern Arizona and works as a writing coach, editor, researcher, and instructional designer. Although born in Arizona, Keri traveled extensively across the United States, living in places such as Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wyoming. She ended up attending a different high school every year: Arizona, Sweden, and Nebraska. As an exchange student in Sweden during her junior year, she learned to value language, education, and diversity. These interests have carried her through her career as an English instructor for both native and non-native English speakers.


Keri also values education and earned a BA from the University of Arizona, an MA from the University of Wyoming, and an MED from Western Governors University. She taught writing and English in Wyoming for nearly twenty years at the University of Wyoming, Laramie County Community College, and Sheridan College. Keri returned to Arizona in 2017 to live closer to her parents who live in Lake Havasu City. Keri works as an independent consultant with various publishing companies and universities who hire her for her myriad talents in writing, teaching, and using technology. For more about Keri, visit her website at


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