Deanna Constable lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently a consumer compliance analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco after years working in the mutual funds industry.

Nationally awarded in collegiate public speaking and oral interpretation, Deanna has received training in drama, music, and dance.  Her first true foray into writing stories was an attempt at writing a readers theatre script.  Surprisingly, the script was picked up by the community college she was attending and the production won national awards with Deanna being in the last incarnation of actors to perform it in national competition winning the “Huffer-Goldman Award.”  Other than theatre and oral interpretation, Deanna has had no real storytelling experience and is looking forward to this new chapter of creative sharing and fresh challenges.  Her role models are Studs Terkel and Charles Kuralt for teaching her that everyone has a story and should share it within their lifetime.


M.S. candidate in Library and Information Science
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Storytelling
Candidate Graduate Academic Certificate in Youth Services
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

B.A. in English Literature
Minor in Speech Communications
Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California


Her earliest memories of being inspired by storytelling came from her mother reading to her and her brother as well as hearing tall tales from both of her grandfather’s.  Later, when her mother married her step dad, Deanna learned to appreciate the well-crafted humorous stories of which her dad is a master.


Deanna would like to dedicate her story to her father, Dale L. Constable, who was one of the greatest men she ever knew.  She would like to dedicate her performance to the fabulous storyteller, Douglas Rees and his muse, Joanna, for inspiring her to follow her dreams in librarianship and to enjoy listening and creating stories.