JS Deaton

Johnston, IA

Reader & Writer



I call Johnston, Iowa, my home and share my life there with my husband and our dog, Tubby George. I have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and a wonderful new grandson. I graduated from a small college in south central Minnesota and love to use those experiences extensively in my writing. I am also a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature in West Redding, Connecticut. My favorite stories to write are fantasies, with strong moral characters that get through life using their brains, muscles and sense of humor. In my spare time, I teach community education classes on writing and publishing, and also speak on those topics at area schools.

Favorite Books

I love all thing by Dee Henderson, Vince Flynn, and John Grisham.

Favorite Quotes

"If you get tired, learn to rest. Not to quit."

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