About Me

Became a first-time author June of 2015 when I wrote my memoir “Slightly Bruise and a Little Broken.” I could not have been more proud of myself.  One more goal accomplished, and it felt great!
A mother of three great adult children, three grandchildren and one on the way. Returned to school at the age of forty-two, graduated in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. My time is divided between family, writing, reading, TV, traveling and working full-time. I must confess,  I am a bit of a Loner. Born in New Orleans, LA and since then have moved around quite often. I have resided in Chattanooga, TN, Waco, TX, Irving TX, Kansas City KS, Kansas City MO, Georgia, Michigan, and currently a resident of Alabama.
I chose to write because I had a story to share, and as I wrote, found it healing, a place to let my mind just get away. Outside of writing, I would have to say that life is good at the moment, no complaints.

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Who would have thought becoming a writer/author would be the scariest experience?

My thoughts were why would I write, would anyone read my book? My mind was racing. Who do I contact, where to start, where to find help? Can I truly be a good writer, am I cut out for this?

We will soon find out as I continue my  journey of writing, learning, editing and publishing.

For almost two decades, I procrastinated with making a decision to write or not to write.

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I’M A SOUTHERN GIRL, RAISED IN THE NORTH, MOVED AROUND A BIT AND NOW LIVING IN ALABAMA. WORKING A FULL-TIME CAREER AND WRITING WHEN TIME PERMITS. CONFUSED? CONSTANTLY. NEVER ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY TO COMPLETE ALL MY TASKS. HAPPY? YES! AS I’VE EVER BEEN. TAKING ONE DAY AT A TIME. GOALS AND

DETERMINATION WILL DO THAT.
“SLIGHTLY BRUISED AND A LITTLE BROKEN” A MEMOIR

MY VERY FIRST BOOK. IT FELT SO GOOD TO OPEN UP ABOUT MY PAST AND FREE MYSELF FROM ALL THE HURT AND SORROW. THE COVER SAYS IT ALL.

FIRST RELEASE DATE JULY 25, 2015. THIS BOOK HAS BEEN REVISED AND HAS HAD FOUR COVERS. THE STRUGGLES OF A FIRST TIME AUTHOR.

Let’s begin with the name Deirdre. My birth given name. Petite Breaux is my pseudonym author name. Deirdre, I’m sure you heard of it or saw it somewhere. It has several spellings and pronunciations, which hardly anyone ever gets correct. DIR-dra, DIR-dree, Deedra, Deidre, etc.

All these years my thoughts were it was of French origin. I did my research, and its origin is of the Irish. The Celtic and American meaning is “Sorrowful,” and the Gaelic, Irish and Scottish meaning is “Raging.” The Deirdre (sorrowful), of Irish and Scottish legend who committed suicide, she was broken-hearted after her lover was murdered.

Deirdre is Raging, broken-hearted, or fear. People with this name have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership, and to have personal independence. We would rather focus on large, important issues, and delegate the details. We tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. We are usually humanitarian, broadminded and generous, and tend to follow professions where we can serve humanity. Because we are so affectionate and giving, we may be imposed on. We are romantic and easily fall in love, but may be easily hurt and are sometimes quick-tempered.

I like the last part; it describes me best, so there you have it, who is Deirdre for the most part. Now for the personal life.

Raised an only child, wasn’t too bad, had its advantages and disadvantages. I believe if you’re going to have children, have at least two. I enjoyed the outdoor life, riding my bike, skating on those old metal adjustable skates, playing hopscotch, etc. I was a tomboy but a dainty tomboy. I loved wearing dresses. I climbed trees, crawled under houses. I wasn’t afraid of anything, I was adventurous, still to this day.

Now, today as an adult, I love to travel, I have a bucket list to visit places like Paris, London, Dubai, Australia and Africa to name to few. I’d rather dress down than dress up; I like feeling relaxed. I’m an avid book reader, movie watcher, and moviegoer. I like taking walks and exercising when possible to stay healthy. I love life and being a part of it. I am not a sports person. My past is my past and always looking to the future.

Became a first-time author June of 2015 when I wrote my memoir “Slightly Bruise and a Little Broken.” I could not have been more proud of myself. One more goal accomplished, and it felt great! My thoughts were this book would be the only book that I write after everything it took out of me to publish. What a ride it’s been! Two books later, and still writing, never thought I would continue. Maybe it’s because I’m determined to write that one book that meets my ultimate satisfaction. And, I believe anything is possible, and with hard work and dedication, everything has its time. I continued writing under the pseudonym Petite Breaux for my next few books. I realized I don’t need the PEN name any longer. All future books will be published under just Deirdre.

A daughter of Frankie and Debroid(recently deceased), a mother of three great adult children (Glynedra, Glynis, and Delloid), five grandchildren that I love something awful (NaRiyah, DJ, Deven, and Chuni) and one very spoiled granddog (HoneyBun). Been in a mutual relationship for twenty years. Returned to school at the age of forty-two, graduated in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. My time is divided between family, writing, reading, TV, traveling and working full-time. I am a bit of a Loner. Born in New Orleans, LA and since then have moved around quite often. I have resided in Chattanooga, TN, Waco, TX, Irving TX, Kansas City KS, Kansas City MO, Georgia, Michigan, and currently a resident of Alabama.

I chose to write because I had a story to share, and as I wrote, found it healing, a place to let my mind get away. Outside of writing, I would have to say that life is going very well at the moment, no complaints.

Without question, you the readers, are entirely the best part of this insane writing gig, so please, let me hear from you! Whether it’s a question about one of my books, my trials, the journey of how it all began, what motivated me to start, an inquiry about a character, or just any question on my writing process or my personal life. My life is an open book. I’m never too busy to respond.

Reading is not only a joy but increases mental stimulation.

Happy reading and best wishes!

For now, welcome to my website!  I would be honored if you checked out my books, and take a look around.

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