Horton Deakins, author of Time Pullers, is a 1978 graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where he majored in computer science and physics. An Oklahoma native, Horton has also lived in three other states and made his home in Japan for fourteen months. Currently, he lives in central Oklahoma with his wife, Claudia, and their dog, Lucy.
Time Pullers was released on May 10, 2011.
Time Pullers was a finalist in the Science Fiction Category for the 2012 USA Best Books.
Joan’s Elder Care Guide will be released by 4RV Publishing in June 2015. It has practical hints to empower the caregiver and the elder that she learned through caring for her mother for fourteen years.
Joan is author/illustrator of picture books and middle grade/young adult novels. She has written a musical screenplay for young adults. Her motto is “Never Give Up.” She is a motivational speaker/teacher for children and adults. She teaches ways to improve writing and marketing skills, as well as how to reach goals using the mind, body, and spirit.
She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her articles have been published in the SCBWI-Carolinas Pen & Palette and the SCBWI Bulletin.