About Shenanchie

Shenanchie is the owner, creator and webmaster of Food Fare, and the sole writer of all articles, newsletters and content. She is also chief-editor of the Breakfast Cookbook, Community Garden Cookbook, Food Fare Cookbook, Furry Friends Cookbook, Global Seafood Cookbook, Quirky Snacks Cookbook, Recipes-on-a-Budget Cookbook and Soups & Stews Cookbook, co-editor of the Larkin Community Cookbook and the Ambrosia Cookbook, and the author/editor of Food Fare's Culinary Collection and Food Articles.

Fiction Scribbles

Shenanchie writes fiction novels under the pseudonyms Deborah O'Toole and Deidre Dalton.


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


In addition, she is author of several juvenile fiction titles (known as Short Tales), and a volume of abstract poetry (Torn Bits & Pieces).


Writing as Deidre Dalton, novels released by Club Lighthouse Publishing include The Advent, Quixotic Crossings, The Twain Shall Meet, Enthrallment, The Keeper's Journal, Hearts Desires, The Twilight and Megan's Legacy.


The eight books are part of the Collective Obsessions Saga, which chronicles the extraordinary loves and intricate obsessions between two families sweeping a span of more than one hundred years, all set against the backdrop of a Gothic seaside mansion in Maine.


Other "Deidre Dalton" titles include Bloodfrost, Bloodlust and Blood & Soul. The books are part of the Bloodline Trilogy, to be released through 2017.

Web Doodles

"Shenanchie" also enjoys web design. She has assembled several variations of her own web site over the years and continues to work freelance for a select number of clients. In addition, she designs personalized buttons and logs, online newsletters and press releases, fully customizable flash photo galleries and book covers. For more information and to view a client list, visit Webs Divine.

Personal Tidbits

Shenanchie lives in the United States, where she continues to write, design web sites and experiment with new dishes on a regular basis. Having been married three times, she prefers to share her house with a black-Labrador-mix named Rainee Gabriella and with a demonic feline of suspect Bengal-origins simply known as Kiki Alexandra.


She makes frequent entries at her food blog Appetizing Muse, and on her pages at Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.