Deanne Stillman is a highly regarded author known for her captivating storytelling and profound exploration of the American West's rich and often untamed history. With a career spanning decades, Stillman has crafted a body of work that delves into the complex tapestry of the real and mythological frontier, blending meticulous research with evocative prose. Her critically acclaimed books, such as "Mustang" and "Desert Reckoning," are testaments to her ability to unearth buried or little-known narratives and breathe life into characters and events that have been shaped by the country's fables. A writer of great range, Stillman has also contributed essays and articles to prominent publications, and she has written for film, television and the stage, further solidifying her status as a respected voice in American literature. Her unwavering commitment to exploring stories of war and peace with a focus on place can be seen in her newest release “American Confidential: Uncovering the Bizarre Story of Lee Harvey Oswald and his Mother." Additionally, Stillman was a founding professor in the UC Riverside-Palm Desert MFA Low Residency Creative Writing Program, where she taught nonfiction for thirteen years.
Awards: Ohioana Book Award best nonfiction, Spur Award best contemporary nonfiction, Southwest Book of the Year, California Book Award silver medal for nonfiction, LA Press Club Award best nonfiction, amazon editors pick, two-time LA Times Best Book of the Year
Communities: Arizona Author, Former Tucsonan