DeAnn Daley Holcomb
DeAnn Daley Holcomb is an award-winning television and newspaper journalist and published author.
Holcomb, a Fort Worth, TX native, graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Journalism. Holcomb began her career as a television news reporter at the ABC Affiliate KAMC-TV in Lubbock,
TX. Holcomb moved to Midland-Odessa, TX, where she worked at the ABC affiliate KMID-TV, as a television
news reporter, anchor and later became News Director.
As her family transferred to Dallas, TX, Holcomb joined the staff of Scripps Community Newspapers (now
known as Star Community Newspapers) as a staff reporter. Holcomb later became the associate editor for
Dallas’ Health and Fitness Sports magazine. Holcomb continues her work today as a full-time writer for local
and national magazines, as a published author, and she enjoys her work at the senior high school, as a
substitute teacher for the Plano Independent School District.
The Texas Associated Press recognized her skills as a television news reporter, producer, and anchor
with Best Feature and Best Documentary honors. The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors recognized
her skills in journalism excellence as a newspaper reporter in the features category. In 2005, the Southwest
Writer’s Association honored Holcomb in the short story fiction competition and in 2009 Holcomb was honored
for ‘Beyond the Shadows’ in the novel fiction competition by the Houston Writer’s Guild.
Family Secrets is her first work of fiction romance published by P3 Press, an Affiliate of Brown Books
Publishing of Dallas. Family Secrets was recently honored as a finalist in the 2011 Eric Hoffer National Book
Award and Family Secrets was a finalist in the 2012 Dan Poynter's Global EBook Award.
Set in Pleasant Valley, TX, Family Secrets chronicles the heartbreaking, humorous and romantic journey
of three generations of women. Jennalee is shattered to learn her true identity and finds comfort in the arms of
the strong and handsome Lance Forrester. Emma Cherie finds the courage to leave her abusive husband
and takes the chance on finding happiness with her true love. The lovely and captivating Charlene, must learn
to relinquish control and let destiny takes its course.
Holcomb was a part of the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX, enjoying her time doing a book signing
event for Family Secrets in the Writer’s League of Texas booth and she has appeared at the North Texas and
West Texas Book Festivals along with several book signing events and speaking engagements across the
state. Holcomb recently was a part of the Texas Association of Authors, “D.E.A.R. Texas,” or “Drop Everything
and Read” book signing event on April 12, 2015.
Holcomb lives in Plano, TX, with her husband Greg, and her son, Spencer. When Holcomb wasn’t busy
writing on her laptop computer, you could find her on the sidelines of Spencer’s football or baseball games,
cheering the teams on to victory.Now, with Spencer off to college, Holcomb has finished her second fiction
mystery novel, Beyond the Shadows, with television news reporter Claire McKenzie at the heart of the drama.
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