The Author: Deanne Heron

Deanne Heron was born in Jamaica but came to live in Manchester, northern England in 1967. She attended Baguley Hall Junior school, Newall Green High School and Manchester Metropolitan University.Deanne wears many hats. She has two adult daughters and four grandsons and is a qualified counsellor/trainer and foster carer. She has a keen interest in black history and does black history presentations in local schools and colleges for Black History Month. She also facilitates storytelling and writing workshops with elders and others in the community.

Deanne’s hobby is writing and she has published two volumes of short humorous stories about her Jamaican culture, written in standard English with Jamaican patois dialogue, called Pardner Money Stories.

Deanne’s fictional stories take a whimsical look at the interactions of four generations of the extended Jamaican family in Britain. Deanne also had two volumes of poetry called Contemplation, published in 2015. She has recently had a science fiction novel called The Mandari Chronicles published and is currently working on her third volume of Pardner Money Stories and poetry based on the Covid-19 experience.

Deanne reads her poetry and stories at local events and on local radio as well as presenting news and Black History Month programmes.

Deanne has also delivered presentations to heads of education establishments on the need for black history to be taught to young people in schools.

Deanne gives a reading

 Deanne Heron gives a reading of Sink or Swim from her collection of poems - Contemplation.

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