deor is an old english poem, from which i lifted my last name because it means, to the best that anyone can guess, "a wild animal," or perhaps, "dear," and something about that struck a chord with me.
i write a variety of genres, all with the overarching purpose of creating complex, interesting fiction, especially in genres that usually don't enjoy that treatment. (young adult, i'm looking at you!) i want to use my background in history, science, and other fields to push against the current pulpy atmosphere of the publishing industry, which discourages genuinely good stories. if reading about some random author doesn't bore you to tears, you can see the rest of my bio here.