Meet Deanna R. Adams!

Deanna R. Adams is a longtime writer, speaker, instructor, award-winning essayist and author of three nonfiction books. Peggy Sue Got Pregnant: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Story, is her debut novel, released June 19, 2013.

Her first book, Rock ’n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection (Kent State University Press, 2002), was named a finalist for the Ohioana Award for nonfiction, and the ARSC Award (Association for Recorded Sound Collections) for excellence in research. Other books are Confessions of a Not-So-Good Catholic Girl (Infinity Publishing, 2008) and Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Roots (Arcadia Publishing, 2010). Deanna is coordinator of the Western Reserve Writers’ Conference and director/founder of the Women Writers’ Winter Retreat. Her website is  She lives in Northeast Ohio with her family.


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