About the Author

Deborah O'TooleDeborah O'Toole is the author of more than seventy books in multiple genres, including fiction, mystery/suspense, fantasy fiction, juvenile fiction, poetry, culinary arts, and a collection of historical essays now available as e-books.


Celtic Remnants is a novel of enduring yet impossible love and betrayal set in the turbulence of Ireland, glamour of London and the wilds of Scotland. Deborah is also author of the uniquely haunting mystery/suspense novel, Mind Sweeper.


Writing under the literary pseudonym Deidre Dalton, Deborah is author of the Collective Obsessions Saga and the Bloodline Trilogy.


Collective Obsessions Saga:

Collective Obsessions is a series of eight books which chronicle the extraordinary loves and obsessions between two families sweeping a span of more than one-hundred-forty years, all set against the backdrop of a Gothic seaside mansion in Maine. Titles in the family saga include The Advent, Quixotic Crossings, The Twain Shall Meet, Enthrallment, The Keeper's Journal, Hearts Desires, The Twilight and Megan's Legacy. For more, go to the Collective Obsessions official web site.


Bloodline Trilogy:

The Bloodline Trilogy follows the uniquely magical yet ominous journey of one family through time. The trilogy includes Bloodfrost, Bloodlust and Blood & Soul. The books are scheduled for release through 2018. For more information, go to the Bloodline Trilogy official web site.


Author Groups & Affiliations:

Deborah is a member of the Agents & Editors Network (WAE), Association of Writers, Authors & Publishers Association; Authors, Writers, Publishers, Editors & Writing Professionals; Book Link, Book Marketing, Books & Writers, Craft of Writing Fiction Group, Creative Designers & Writers (CDW), Designers Talk; Ebooks, Ebook Readers, Digital Books & Digital Content Publishing, Fan Fiction, Fantasy & Sci-Fi Writers, Fiction Writers Guild (FWG), Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Comic Book Writers; Just Creative, Link Eds & Writers, Novel Writers, Published Authors Network, and Working Writers & the Writers.

More Scribbles

Deborah writes short-story Juvenile Fiction and darkly abstract Poetry, and is the author of a series of articles and book reviews for Ambermont Magazine and Class Notes. She has also penned a collection of historical essays now available in multiple e-book formats.


Using the pseudonym Shenanchie O'Toole, she writes for Food Fare. She is author and co-editor of the Ambrosia Cookbook, Breakfast Cookbook, Community Garden Cookbook, Food Fare Cookbook, Furry Friends Cookbook, Global Seafood Cookbook, Larkin Community Cookbook, Quirky Snacks Cookbook, Recipes-on-a-Budget Cookbook and the Soups & Stews Cookbook, along with more than forty titles in the exclusive Food Fare Culinary Collection.


She posts frequent entries at her primary web log Irish Eyes. She also has pages at Amazon, Facebook, Google+, Linked-In, Pinterest, ScribdTwitter and You Tube.


To see a visual array of Deborah's work, visit the Books Flash Gallery.


For information about Deborah's future projects, go to In the Works.

Personal Tidbits

Deborah was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. She has also lived in San Francisco, Tucson, Reno and Spokane, among other US cities.


She currently resides with her black-Lab-mix Rainee Gabriella, and a demonic feline of Bengal/Siamese origins named Kiki Alexandra.


Her favorite authors and writing influences include Evelyn Anthony, Maeve Binchy, Elizabeth Byrd, James Clavell, Dorothy Daniels, Ken Follett, Marilyn Harris, Susan Kay, Stephen King, Norah Lofts, Colleen McCullough, Marilyn Ross, Edward Rutherfurd, Bertrice Small, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Leon Uris, Alison Weir and Kathleen Woodiwiss.


A lifelong Tudor and Irish history buff, Deborah likes to browse through the local paperback exchange in her free time. She enjoys needlepoint, growing her own herbs and experimenting in the kitchen on whim. She also toys with web design.


Between long bouts of writing, she likes to relax by playing computer games. Favorites include variations of solitaire (Precedence, Pyramid and Russian Solitaire), time-management (Cooking Dash & Diner Dash) and hidden object games (Mystery Case Files).