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Deana Driver
110 McCarthy Blvd. N
Regina SK  S4R 6A4

306-545-5293

ddriver@sasktel.net
www.driverworks.ca
 

Bio

  • Deana J. Driver is an author, editor, book publisher, and freelance journalist based in Regina. She is the author of five non-fiction books and the founding partner of DriverWorks Ink publishing, which specializes in non-fiction stories, and helps authors self-publish their work. Since 1983, she has had more than 2,000 articles published by various national periodicals including The Medical Post, United Church Observer, The Bottom Line and Lawyers Weekly. Her first book, Just a Bunch of Farmers: The Story of the Weyburn Inland Terminal, was released in 2001. Her second book, Never Give Up: Ted Jaleta's Inspiring Story, was released in 2006 and was shortlisted for Reader's Choice and Publishing in Education at the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Awards. It was a national bestseller and also received an Honourable Mention, Biography, in the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival, for books worthy of a film or movie. Deana's third book, From The West To The World: The Story of Underwood McLellan/The UMA Group, is the history of a Canadian engineering firm and was published in 2009. Never Leave Your Wingman: Dionne and Graham Warner's Story of Hope was released in 2011 and is the inspiring true story of a seven-time cancer survivor who dances into her chemotherapy treatments in Regina dressed in costume, bringing laughter and hope to everyone she meets. Never Leave Your Wingman is a national bestselling title which received an Honorable Mention in the Biography category of the 2013 Great Midwest Book Festival. The Sailor and the Christmas Trees (released in 2012) is Deana's fifth book and her first children's book, which is also proving popular with older adults. It is the true story of a Manitoba sailor who cut down trees in Newfoundland, hid them on the ship and surprised his shipmates and some small English children while at sea during the Second World War. Deana (pronounced dee-na) is passionate about sharing stories of fascinating Prairie people and unsung Canadian heroes. She enjoys speaking to audiences of all ages, and uses her own experiences and those of people she has interviewed to show the importance of reading and writing as the path to learning and a better future.

Genres

  • Non-Fiction » Biography, General Non-Fiction, History—Local, History—Regional, Inspirational, Journalism, Memoir

Professional Services

  • Business/Corporate/Government Writing » Newsletters
  • Editing » Copyediting, Developmental/Project Editing, Manuscript Critiquing (Not Editing), Proofreading, Rewriting, Substantive/Structural Editing
  • Electronic/Online Media » Blogging
  • Genre Writing » Biography
  • Journalism » Feature Writing, Interviews, Trade/Special Interest Magazines, Newspapers
  • Lecturing/Public Speaking » Special Events
  • Media/Public Relations » Media Releases

Publications

  • Shaking the Family Tree, by Lorelei Rogers. DriverWorks Ink, 2013
  • Interrupted with Bipolar, by Shae Therrien. DriverWorks Ink, 2013
  • An Emigrant's Story, by Walter Widera. DriverWorks Ink, 2013
  • Egg Money: A Tribute to Saskatchewan Pioneer Women, Edited by Deana Driver. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • The Inquiring Reporter, by Clay Stacey. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • SuperMom and the Big Baby, by Dave Driver. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • Our Lamps Were Heavy, by Eleanor A. Sinclair. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • The Sailor and the Christmas Trees, by Deana Driver. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • Called by the Spirit: Calling Lakes Centre Celebrates 60 Years, by Holly L. Schick, Edited by Deana Driver. Publisher, Calling Lakes Centre, 2012
  • A School For Pregnant Teens: Starting the Balfour Special Tutorial Project, by Sherrie Tutt. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • Never Leave Your Wingman: Dionne and Graham Warner's Story of Hope, by Deana J. Driver. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2011
  • Letters to Jennifer From Maudie & Oliver, by Sharon Gray. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2011
  • Moving Forward: The Journey of Paralympian Colette Bourgonje, by Mary Harelkin Bishop. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink & Emmbee Ink, 2010
  • Running of the Buffalo, by Ron Petrie, Regina Leader-Post Humour Columnist. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2010
  • The Little Coat: The Bob and Sue Elliott Story, by Alan J. Buick. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2009
  • Prairie Pilot: Lady Luck was on My Side, The Stories of Walter D. Williams, Compiled and Edited by Deana J. Driver. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2008
  • Seeds of Hope: A Prairie Story, by Mary Harelkin Bishop. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink & Emmbee Ink, 2008
  • My Zayde and Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish, by Ricki Segal. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2008
  • Never Give Up: Ted Jaleta's Inspiring Story, by Deana Driver. Publisher, JDC Productions, 2006
  • Classic Saskatchewan: Second Edition, Edited by Vivian Pander & Deana Driver. Publisher, Classic Concepts, 2005
  • Return to Willows, by Howard H. Birnie, Edited by Deana Driver. Publisher, Willow River Publishing, 2004
  • Just a Bunch of Farmers: The Story of Weyburn Inland Terminal 1976-2001, by Deana J. Driver. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink & WIT, 2001
  • Wilderness Voices: Observer Writers Reflect on Lent (one reflection by Deana Driver). Publisher, United Church Publishing House, 1998
  • The First Book of Saints, (one chapter by Deana Driver). Publisher, United Church of Canada, 1988

Periodicals

  » Newspaper, Magazine, & Trade Journal
  • Bottom Line
  • Business Review
  • Canadian Emergency Services News
  • Canadian Funeral news
  • Canadian Healthcare Manager
  • CMA Digest
  • Credit Union Way
  • Foodservice & Hospitality
  • Globe and Mail
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • Maclean's
  • Mandate
  • Medical Post
  • Pharmacist News
  • Pharmacy Post
  • Prairie Hotelman
  • Prairie Messenger
  • Profile, Saskatchewan Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission
  • Regina Magazine
  • Regina Sun
  • Regina Women's Guide
  • Saskatchewan Building Trade magazine
  • Saskatchewan Business
  • Saskatchewan Homebuilders
  • Saskatchewan Report
  • Saskatchewan Stockgrowers
  • Saskatchewan Trucking
  • The Journal (Canadian alcohol & drug abuse publication)
  • United Church Observer
  • Western Commerce & Industry
  • Western people
  • World of Beef

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
    • Middle School (6-9)
    • Elementary School (K-5)
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