Short version

Writer, reader, blogger, punctuation enthusiast, Tolkienite, fan of Diana Wynne Jones, avid organizer of bookshelves, secretly an otter.

Slightly Longer Version

treeiconnew (2)Deborah O’Carroll is a writer of fantasy of all kinds, a blogger, reviewer, punctuation enthusiast (a.k.a. freelance editor), budding web-designer, and list addict. She loves all things Celtic, Faerie, and Tolkien, and believes that Diana Wynne Jones books are gold. You can usually find her typing away at one of her many novels, endlessly rearranging her bookshelves, or haunting library book-sales. She is secretly a chocolate-loving otter.


The Road of a Writer is where she chronicles her writing journey, with a smattering of other bookish things, occasional book reviews, and miscellaneous life tidbits. Posts are weekly-ish, and she loves engaging with commenters and always replies, so don’t be shy!

She also reviews and obsesses over books on her book blog, The Page Dreamer.

She has a fondness for The Twelve Dancing Princesses, forests, accents, the color green, and has a very unfortunate tendency toward referring to herself in the third person.

Have a question about my book reviewing, editing, web-design, or just want to connect with a fellow fantasy friend? I’d love to hear from you! You can get in touch by dropping a line through my contact page, at deborahocarroll@yahoo.com, or leaving a comment anywhere round-about here. You can also connect with me elsewhere online:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/DeborahOCarroll
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OCarrollDeborah
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/deborahocarroll
NaNoWriMo: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/celtic-forest-dweller
Book Blog: http://thepagedreamer.wordpress.com



19 thoughts on “About

  1. I love this …!!! Chocolate, Tolkien, lists, roads, forests, movie soundtracks, Celtic music, The Twelve Dancing Princesses(!!) … oh, my. I know I’ve seen this page before, but I didn’t remember all the awesome things you’re into (things that it just so happens I am into as well … haha ;)). Again – love it 😀


    • Thanks! I’m thrilled every time I hear of more things we have in common. 😀 And you’re a Twelve Dancing Princesses fan too? Neat! I’m still on a quest to read all the retellings I can find… 🙂 Hurray for a mutual liking of awesome things! ^_^


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