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About Deidre

Deidre Dalton is author of the Collective Obsessions Saga, which chronicles the extraordinary loves and intricate obsessions between two families sweeping a span of more than one-hundred-forty years, all set against the backdrop of a Gothic seaside mansion in Maine.

The eight-part family saga includes The Advent (formerly known as "Passion Forsaken"), Quixotic Crossings, The Twain Shall Meet, Enthrallment, The Keeper's Journal, Hearts Desires, The Twilight and Megan's Legacy. The books were released by Club Lighthouse through 2013. For more, go to the Collective Obsessions official web site.

Deidre is also author of the Bloodline Trilogy, which follows the uniquely magical yet ominous journey of one family through time. Books in the trilogy include Bloodfrost, Bloodlust and Blood & Soul. The titles will be released through 2018. More >


Deidre is a native of Greenwich, Connecticut. She has also lived in San Francisco, Tucson, Reno and Spokane, among other US cities.

Her favorite authors and biggest writing influences include Evelyn Anthony, Elizabeth Byrd, James Clavell, Dorothy Daniels, Ken Follett, Marilyn Harris, Susan Kay, Stephen King, Norah Lofts, Mary M. Luke, Colleen McCullough, Marilyn Ross, Edward Rutherfurd, Bertrice Small, Barbara Taylor-Bradford, Leon Uris, Alison Weir and Kathleen Woodiwiss.

In her free time, Deidre loves to read, experiment with cooking, play computer games and tend to her beloved pets, Rainee and Kiki. She also writes under the pseudonyms Deborah O'Toole and Shenanchie O'Toole.

For more, visit Deidre's Blog or her pages at Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest and Twitter.


Deidre Dalton (aka Deborah O'Toole), circa 2000.

Deidre also writes under the literary pseudonyms Deborah O'Toole and Shenanchie O'Toole.

As Deborah O'Toole, she is author of fiction novels Celtic Remnants and Mind Sweeper, along with the Short Tales Collection, Torn Bits & Pieces and Historical Essays.

As Shenanchie O'Toole, she writes for Food Fare. She is author and editor of the Ambrosia Cookbook, Breakfast Cookbook, Community Garden Cookbook, Food Fare Cookbook, Furry Friends Cookbook, Global Seafood Cookbook, Larkin Community Cookbook, Quirky Snacks Cookbook, Recipes-on-a-Budget Cookbook and the Soups & Stews Cookbook, along with various Food Articles and more than forty titles in the Food Fare Culinary Collection.