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

She also 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.

Do you need…

  • Your book reviewed? I review books! Check out this page for details.
  • Your book edited? Stay tuned: I hope to set up a page about copyediting services soon. 🙂 I have a passion for editing, punctuation, and scouring the earth for every last typo! (You can also email me at the address below.)
  • A website designed? WordPress help? I’m learning in this category and may offer such services soon. (I designed this website, if you’d like an example of my work.) If you have questions about WordPress I might be able to help! (Email me at the address below.)
  • Just want to say hi or connect over writing or awesome fantasy books? You’re in the right place! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

You can contact me by dropping a line at deborahocarroll@yahoo.com, leaving a comment anywhere round-about here, or connect with me elsewhere online in these places:

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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