About Deanie

Picture of author Deanie Yasner wearing her signature round glasses with a lavender knitted wrap over a white turtleneck sweaterDeanie Yasner writes stories that children love to read – over, and over, and over.

A children’s author of extraordinary depth and sensitivity, she draws inspiration from her early years as a member of the only Jewish family in a small Mississippi town in the Jim Crow South. 

After a successful career as a special education teacher and behavior consultant, Deanie began pouring the insights she gained into stories for children.

Deanie’s publications include:

  • “Fish Stew for Two” Ladybug Magazine October 2014. A kitten yearns to belong…
  • “Bubble Time” Highlights Hello Magazine, 2013. An interactive poem for very young children
  • “Making Room for Teddy”  Highlights High Five Magazine, October 2012.  A boy has to move…

When she is not writing, Deanie spends her time playing Scrabble, practicing Tai Chi, and daydreaming. She and her husband enjoy long walks along the Delaware River Canal Trails near their home in historic New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Essie Rose’s Revelation Summer is Deanie’s first full-length middle grade novel.