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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Deirdre Williams

Dr. Deirdre Williams is an author, educator, lecturer, and entrepreneur. Her current published works include children’s books: Quit, Khaliah!, ¡Khaliah, Para!, and Donovan Says. She just recently released her first chapter book A Place for Me, which reaches middle school age youth or those who might find reading lengthy chapter books challenging.

 

 As a child Dr. Deirdre’s mother took her to the local library every day for children’s story hour. That’s where she gained her love for reading and books. Unfortunately, she never really saw any characters that looked like her. She knew that one day she would write stories with characters like her. She gives credit to the DC Area Writing Project for giving her a renewed interest and focus in writing. This encouraged her to write her first children’s books about her niece, Khaliah and nephew, Donovan.

Dr. Deirdre has been recognized as a Transformational Leader by the College of Education and Human Development Dean’s Roundtable at Texas A&M University, the Memorial Scholarship Award of Appreciation as a local author, and Project WISE Author. She has been a guest author at KAZI’s Book Review: Celebration of Diverse Literary Voices. She’s been a guest speaker at schools and various organizations as well as a interviewed on “Sharing with Shani” and the “Russ and Stew Show”. She presented at the 14th Annual Strengthening Youth & Families Conference hosted by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the 21st Annual Teachers’ Conference: Writing to Transcend Boundaries hosted by Texas State University, Central Texas Writing Project.

 

Dr. Deirdre is the founder and owner of Through Our Eyes, LLC an educational consulting firm and Books by Deirdre. She has a Doctorate of Education and an Education Specialist Degree from Argosy University, in Washington, DC, a Master’s Degree in Education from Our Lady of the Lake University, a Master of Arts in International Relations from St. Mary’s University, and a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Texas State University. She currently resides in her home state of Texas with her family.