Deirdre Tolhurst

Author, Speaker, Blogger


About Me.  I am a Christian woman who loves the Lord.  I am an also an author, blogger, and speaker.  I was born in the Bronx, NY, third of five children to Patrick Doyle, a Daily News Crime Reporter, and his wife Frances.  We moved to Dumont, NJ when I was three.  We moved once again when I was 11 to Haworth, NJ.  I moved to Central Texas in 1977, and returned to New Jersey until October 1980, when I returned to Copperas Cove, TX, where I married my husband, Tucker. My husband was a career Army man. We had our daughter, Mary, in 1982. We lived in Germany from 1983-1986, and returned to Killeen, and Fort Hood, TX to retire from the service.  I worked at Fort Hood for over 23 years as a secretary, then technical writer, and finally as an editor for a government contractor. I retired from contracting and now work full time as an author, occasional speaker, and wife.  We have lived in Salado, TX for over 18 years.

I had a dream to write when I was a little girl, but as I grew up, life happened, and the dream slowly died away.  It was rekindled about seven years ago when my husband started to pray that I would start writing again. I admonished him at first, the desire to put pen to pad was no longer there.  It was his dream now, not mine.  But he kept on praying, every morning at 5:30 as we walked our dog. Finally, I saw that the gift God had given me was to write, and the desire and enthusiasm for it was soon rekindled.  It just goes to show the power of prayer works!

My blogs can be found at Thoughts and Prayers.  I have not been as diligent with writing them as I once was, but I hope to get much more involved very soon!