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Deana Driver
Regina


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 founder of DriverWorks Ink publishing, which specializes in non-fiction stories and helps authors self-publish their work.
    Since 1983, she has had more than 2,300 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 was the Winner in the Children's category of the 2015 Holiday Book Festival. It is the true story of a Manitoba sailor who cut down some trees while docked in Newfoundland, then 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) has contributed short stories to several DriverWorks Ink anthologies including Cream Money, Fun On The Farm, Fun On The Farm Too, and Dear Me: The Widow Letters. She is passionate about sharing stories of fascinating Prairie people and unsung Canadian heroes. Deana enjoys speaking to audiences of all ages from pre-school children to senior citizens, and uses her own experiences and those of people she has interviewed to show the importance of reading and writ

Genres

  • Non-Fiction » Biography, General Non-Fiction, HistoryŚLocal, HistoryŚRegional, Inspirational, Journalism, Memoir

Professional Services

  • Editing » Copyediting, Developmental/Project Editing, Manuscript Critiquing (Not Editing), Production Editing, Proofreading, Rewriting, Stylistic Editing, Substantive/Structural Editing, Web-based/Online Editing
  • Genre Writing » Biography, Creative Non-Fiction, Historical Projects, Memoir
  • Journalism » Feature Writing, Trade/Special Interest Magazines, Newspapers
  • Lecturing/Public Speaking » Conferences, Special Events
  • Media/Public Relations » Media Releases
  • Teaching/Instruction » Professional Development Workshops

Publications

  • Looking Back: The Lives of Charles and Marion York, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2019
  • Lena's Story: The D-Day Landings, by Patricia Sinclair, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2018
  • Murphy Mondays: The First St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog in a Canadian Emergency Room, by Jane Smith, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2018
  • Horses, Dogs and Wives, by Bryce Burnett, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2018
  • Dear Me: The Widow Letters, Compiled by Dianne Young, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2018
  • Our Grandparents' Stories: Volume 3, Students of Central Butte and District, Saskatchewan, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2018
  • Possessions: Their Role in Anger, Greed, Envy, Jealousy and Death, by Boris W. Kishchuk, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2018
  • Fun On The Farm Too: True Tales of Farm Life, Compiled and edited by Deana J. Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2017
  • Sharing the Love: The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2017
  • Football In Focus: Five Decades of Filming Pro Games, by Darrell Davis and John Solilo, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2017
  • Muskrat Ramble, by William Wardill, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2017
  • My Soul Still Dances: Living with Parkinson's, by Sister Adelaide Fortowsky with Sister Rosetta Reiniger, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2017
  • Skye Bird and the Eagle Feather, by Mary Harelkin Bishop, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink & Emmbee Ink, 2017
  • Boundaries and Bucket-filling: How to Say No to Others and Yes to You, by Lisa Driver, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2017
  • Our Grandparents' Stories: Volume 2, by Students of Central Butte and District, Saskatchewan, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2017
  • Forever Changed, by Cheri Helstrom, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2016
  • John and Annie: A History of the Shurniak Family in Canada, by Bill Shurniak, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2016
  • Rescued, by Janice Howden, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2016
  • Mistasin├«y: Buffalo Rubbing Stone, by Mary Harelkin Bishop, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink & Emmbee Ink, 2016
  • Fun On The Farm: True Tales of Farm Life, Compiled and edited by Deana J. Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2016
  • Leap: How to Overcome Doubt, Fear, and Grief & Choose the Path of Joy, by Lisa Driver, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2016
  • Roy Shaw's Giggles and Groaners, by Roy Shaw, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2016
  • Running the Riders: My Decade as CEO of Canada's Team, by Jim Hopson with Darrell Davis, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2015
  • And It Was Very Good: Everyday Moments of Awe, by Ed Olfert, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2015
  • Cream Money: Stories of Prairie People, Compiled and edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2015
  • Catherine of Cannington Manor, by Shirley Harris, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2015
  • Pure Baseball: The Carl Jaxsom Legend, by Ryan Thaddeus, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2015
  • Jamie and the Monster Bookroom, by Kerry Simpson with Jamie Simpson, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2014
  • After the Truck Hit: Jennifer Kuchinka's True Story, by Jennifer Kuchinka, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2014
  • Homegrown and Other Poems, by Bryce Burnett, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2014
  • Our Grandparents' Stories, by Students of Central Butte and District, Saskatchewan, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2014
  • Gina's Wheels, by Mary Harelkin Bishop, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink & Emmbee Ink, 2014
  • Opening Up: How To Develop Your Intuition and Work with Your Angels, by Lisa Driver, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2014
  • Shaking the Family Tree, by Lorelei Rogers, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2013
  • Interrupted with Bipolar, by Shae Therrien, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2013
  • An Emigrant's Story, by Walter Widera, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2013
  • SuperMom and the Big Baby, by Dave Driver, Edited by Deana Driver. 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
  • Egg Money: A Tribute to Saskatchewan Pioneer Women, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • Our Lamps Were Heavy, by Eleanor A. Sinclair, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • The Inquiring Reporter by Clay Stacey, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • The Sailor and the Christmas Trees, by Deana Driver. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • A School For Pregnant Teens: Starting the Balfour Special Tutorial Project, by Sherrie Tutt, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2012
  • Letters to Jennifer From Maudie & Oliver, by Sharon Gray, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2011
  • Never Leave Your Wingman: Dionne and Graham Warner's Story of Hope, by Deana J. Driver. Publisher, DriverWorks Ink, 2011
  • Moving Forward: The Journey of Paralympian Colette Bourgonje, by Mary Harelkin Bishop, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2010
  • Running of the Buffalo, by Ron Petrie, Regina Leader-Post Humour Columnist, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2010
  • The Little Coat: The Bob and Sue Elliott Story, by Alan J. Buick, Edited by Deana Driver. 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
  • My Zayde and Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish, by Ricki Segal, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink, 2008
  • Seeds of Hope: A Prairie Story, by Mary Harelkin Bishop, Edited by Deana Driver. DriverWorks Ink & Emmbee 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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