In her mid-twenties Deanne Devine pursued her childhood desire to write and published short stories in small press magazines such as About Such Things, Dogwood Tales, Taler’s Tales, Armchair Aesthete and others. She also garnered the Miami University’s 1998 Greer-Hepburn Prize for Poetry.
Working in administration and as a freelance technical assistant at Miami University from 1993 to 1997, she eventually moved into a technical/administrative position in a program funded through the Ohio Department of Education.
Graduating from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology, Deanne Devine went on to take post-graduate classes at Miami University in Ohio. She volunteers time teaching English as a second language and is taking art classes as well.
Along with her husband, Deanne Devine resides in Hamilton Ohio.