Meet Our Authors
Tiago de Azevedo Mafra is a poet and teacher who has lived in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
He is now settled in rural North Carolina, where he works at a local college and a classical music radio station.
He has published poetry in Europe and in the United States.
He is a devout Catholic and he and his wife, Karen,
have eight children, with two still at home. Whenever possible they enjoy trips on the Carolina coast and back in Europe.
Diana Jane ("Dee")
In her own words:
"Always an amateur editor, I surprised myself in 2017 by earning a Masters Degree in Literacy, which confirmed my personal understanding of professional proofreading.
"Editing others' written material is time-consuming work; and becoming familiar with established rules of syntax is primary. There is, though, the ancillary activity of adapting when new grammatical styles emerge.
"I believe that proceeding to read something despite any ungrammatical elements is fun in its swiftness, and doing so reminds me that appreciating colloquialisms, neologisms, and acquisitions from myriad varieties of language sources surpasses the tedium of editing. Sometimes I abandon the impulse to edit because fast reading is joyous."
From childhood on, Jobeth Stanfill (pen name "Miss Adorabibble") created unique creatures and fantasty miniature worlds. In addition to writing children's books, she enjoyed restoring abandoned dollhouses, needle felting mice, and painting realistic silicone and vinyl reborn dolls.
She was a devoted mom, wife of a retired veteran, and a proud grandmother. Before passing away in summer of 2022, she wrote two beautiful kids' books, which DeepRichDirt has been honored to publish for her. Her warm heart lives on through her stories.
Before he found poetry in the "deep rich dirt", he was kind of a jackass. I mean, he's still kind of a jackass now, but at least a more poetic one.
Nate Crew is tree grower and a writer living in North Carolina with his wife Amanda and their two sons. His family runs Crew Family Orchards, and he manages DeepRichDirt Publishing LLC as owner of the trademarked DEEP RICH DIRT brand.
L. Homes is the author of the City of Flame and Ash series. She has four years of college from Hampshire College and the Moscow Art Theatre. A Connecticut native, Lily lived with her husband and two cats in North Carolina, and has recently moved to Vermont. City of Flame and Ash is her debut novel.
A. Cameron Jackson
As an educator and a Christian apologist, Cameron has helped establish our "Religion and Philosophy Bookshelf" with his unique devotional study of the book of Genesis titled The First Good News. He is an active member of Rockfish Church and lives in Fayetteville with his wife and daughter.
Denise (a.k.a. "Little Niecie") is, in her own words, "a woman who tries her best to imitate Christ; a wife, mother and grandmother who loves deeply; an all-around artist who uses her gifts to encourage and build up others. Her talents are gifts so she can deal with all she has had to deal with in her life, and continues to deal with."
Little Niecie is known for her children's work, The Story of the Flower.