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Deanne Stillman is a widely published, critically acclaimed writer. Her books include "Blood Brothers" (starred review in Kirkus, appeared on "best of the year" lists in True West Magazine, The Millions and Orange County Register, praised by Doug Brinkley, Ron Rosenbaum, Thomas Powers, Doug Peacock, Robert Utley); "Desert Reckoning"(winner of the Spur and LA Press Club Awards for nonfiction, a Southwest Book of the Year and amazon editors pick, praised in Newsweek, and based on a Rolling Stone piece) and "Mustang" (a Los Angeles Times 'best book of the year') praised by Tony Hillerman and Michael Blake ("Dances with Wolves"), now available in audio with Anjelica Huston, Frances Fisher, Wendie Malick, John Densmore- the Drummer in the Doors, and Richard Portnow. In addition, she wrote the cult classic, "Twentynine Palms," a Los Angeles Times bestseller that Hunter Thompson called "a strange and brilliant story by an important American writer.” The new edition includes a preface by Charles Bowden. She writes the “Letter from the West” column for the Los Angeles Review of Books and her plays have won prizes in festivals around the country. Her work appears in many publications, and she writes the "Letter from the West" column in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Deanne is a member of the core faculty at the UC Riverside-Palm Desert MFA Low Residency Creative Writing Program.