Other Things I Have Written

Motherhood Unexpected
Motherhood Unexpected is an engrossing read engaging the secular and sacred aspects of motherhood. This book will allow you to breathe a sigh of relief that you are human, and point you in the direction of God. --Gillian Marchenko, author of "Sun Shine Down"

Tackling life's toughest issues, this riveting page-turner answers the questions we all ask when the unexpected happens. Eloquent and humorous, this novel will captivate readers at every level. --Patti Rice, blogger at "A Perfect Lily"

Humor, grace, and wisdom in abundance are threaded throughout Motherhood Unexpected. I laughed as well as cried while reading. As someone who has experienced multiple pregnancy losses, I know that Deanna has captured the heart of a mother's longing as well as her love. --Jessica Fisher, blogger at "Life as Mom.com" and author of "On the Road to Joyful Motherhood"

(A NOVEL) All Claire wants is to be a mother, but her perfectly planned birth ends with a surprise. Forced to question everything that she has ever believed, she struggles through new motherhood.  How can God still be good when nothing about this is even remotely good?

Meanwhile, Claire's teenage sister Felicity goes too far with the wrong kind of guy.  Faced with a life-altering decision, she can't help but wonder "why me?"

Julie counsels her daughters as they deal with the complications of sex, disability, broken expectations, and jealousy. However, a deeply buried secret won't leave her alone, causing her to have her own doubts.

Three women face circumstances that leave them broken and desperate. Will they find peace with their unexpected before it's too late?

This is an ebook I put together summing up my first 2 years of blogging and Addison's initial diagnosis.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be told that your unborn child has Down syndrome....if you've ever wondered what it's like to be an extended stay NICU mom...if you've ever wondered what it's like to hand your baby over for heart surgery...if you've ever wondered how to cope when your dreams are replaced with something you didn't want...read this book for a first hand account of the scariest time in a first time mom's life. (60 pages) This is the raw-personal-upclose version, NOT at polished, shiny memoir. If that's what you're looking for this is probably the wrong book for you.