About the Author

Deborah O'Toole is the author of more than 70 books in multiple genres, which include fiction, mystery, suspense, fantasy fiction, juvenile fiction, poetry, culinary arts, and a collection of historical essays.


Her fiction novels include Celtic Remnants, The Crypt Artist, Glinhaven, In the Shadow of the King and Mind Sweeper.


Books by Deborah O'Toole aka Deidre Dalton

Writing under the literary pseudonym Deidre Dalton, Deborah is also 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 150 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. A ninth book in the saga, Limb of Iniquity, is tentatively scheduled for release in 2023-24. For more, go to the Collective Obsessions official website.


Bloodline Trilogy:

The Bloodline Trilogy follows the uniquely magical yet ominous journey of three women through time. The trilogy includes Bloodfrost, Bloodlust and Blood & Soul. For more, go to the Bloodline Trilogy official website.


Author Groups & Affiliations:

Deborah is a member of All-Author, Authorgraph, Authors Guild, Book Bub, Bookshop.Org, Creative Designers & Writers, Designers Talk, Fiction DB, Good Reads, Library Thing (as Deidre Dalton), Reedsy and Scribd.

More Scribbles

Deborah also 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 13 cookbooks, along with more than 40 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, Book Bub, Bookshop.Org, Facebook, Instagram, Linked-In, Pinterest, Reedsy, ScribdTwitter and You Tube.


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

Personal Tidbits

Deborah was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. She has also lived in Texas (Newgulf), California (Danville, near San Francisco); Arizona (Tucson), Nevada (Reno), Washington (Spokane) and Utah (Salt Lake City), among other US cities. She currently resides in the mountain west with her significant other, Jerry Dalton, and their two cats: Hissy "The Kid" Dalton and Dusty "Boyo" O'Toole-Dalton.


Hissy Dalton. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

Dusty O'Toole-Dalton. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.

Her favorite authors and writing influences include Evelyn Anthony, Maeve Binchy, Elizabeth Byrd, James Clavell, Cleo Coyle, Dorothy Daniels, Diane Mott Davidson, Ken Follett, Marilyn Harris, Susan Kay, Stephen King, Norah Lofts, Mary M. Luke, Compton Mackenzie, Colleen McCullough, Clarissa Ross, Marilyn Ross, Edward Rutherfurd, Bertrice Small, Anya Seton, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Leon Uris, Alison Weir, Oscar Wilde and Kathleen Woodiwiss. Her favorite poem is "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, as read by actor Christopher Walken.


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 undertakes web design and development.


Between bouts of writing, reading and web design, she likes to relax by playing computer games. Favorites include several variations of solitaire (Absolute Yukon, Australian Patience, Chinese Solitaire, Hardwood Hearts, Idiot's Delight, Klondike, Precedence, Pyramid, Russian Solitaire, Russian Twist and Spades), time-management (Claire's Cruisin' Cafe, Cooking Dash, Diner Dash, Lovely Kitchen, Rescue Team, the "Turbo" series: Fiesta, Pizza and Subs), and hidden object games (Mystery Case Files).