Dellani Oakes is the proud mother of four children, happy wife, proud nana and author of 131 novels, novellas and short stories. If we count only those which are finished and not works in progress, then the number reduces to 79. If she published four books a year, she’d be able to go for nearly 20 years without writing anything new. Of course, that will never happen, because Dellani lives to write.
Dellani’s first love in writing was song parodies. She moved on to humorous essays and from there to short stories. She hung out with them for several years, before writing plays in college. Dellani started her first novel in 1988. It’s still unfinished, but she swears she’ll do it before she dies—so she might have to live forever. Her first finished and published novel was Indian Summer, through Second Wind Publishing. Later, she added Tirgearr Publishing to her list and now has ventured into the uncertain and, for her, terrifying world of self-publishing.
Tennesseean by birth, Floridian by a quirk of fate, Dellani sets many of her stories there. She has five books published: Indian Summer—historical romance set in St. Augustine, Florida in 1730; Lone Wolf and Shakazhan—sci-fi romance beginning in the year 3032; The Ninja Tattoo—a contemporary romantic suspense; Under the Western Sky—retro romantic suspense set in 1976. Her newest book, Conduct Unbecoming—a Teague McMurtry Mystery, debuts October 3rd. Coming soon, The Maker, book 3 in her sci-fi series.