Dee Garretson


Reader & Writer


Dee Garretson is living her dream of writing adventure stories, historical, contemporary and futuristic. Growing up, she was the despair of her mother for always having messy hair and mismatched socks. She can’t claim to have improved much in either of those categories, but the world has become more accepting. When she’s not writing, she’s either reading, watching movies, hanging out with her family and her cats, or traveling. Best place to find her is on twitter @deegarretson

Favorite Books

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, Dune, Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy, Harry Potter, Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody books, Ngaio Marsh's mysteries, Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter mysteries, Martha Grimes' mysteries

Favorite Quotes

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events." Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Swoon Author Dee Garretson's Editing Update: Sometimes Characters Just Have to Go

“Don’t be afraid to kill your darlings.” The author’s refrain plays through the heads of all of us in editing mode, and one of the most difficult parts of editing is cutting out a character completely. While editing All Is Fair, we ended up cutting three characters, including the Mr. Lowden mentioned above, and combining another two into ... Read More


writing, All Is Fair, editing, characters, editing update, Dee Garretson
Friday, March 16th, 2018

Swoon Author Dee Garretson: The FINDING of a New Title

When my friends have asked me to describe my story, I’ve always said it is a YA Downton Abbey but with spies, and where the girl gets to have an adventure in addition to changing her clothes a lot. Not that I don’t love the clothes in Downton Abbey. I do, to the point where I almost hyperventilated ... Read More


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