Deirdre earned her M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction, specializing in science fiction and fantasy, from Seton Hill University, studying with industry luminaries such as James Morrow, Nalo Hopkinson, Michael Arnzen, Nancy Springer, and Lawrence Connolly.
In 2002, Deirdre attended the prestigious Clarion workshop, studying with Patricia Wrede, Terry Bisson, Leslie What, Geoff Ryman, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Karen Joy Fowler, and Tim Powers.
In 2002 and 2004, Deirdre attended the Viable Paradise workshop, studying with James MacDonald, Debra Doyle, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, James Patrick Kelly, Steven Gould, and Laura Mixon.
Deirdre has spoken at numerous conventions; her upcoming schedule can be found on the events page.
D. S. Moen has finally achieved one of her lifehood ambitions by combining shopping, surfing, Herb Alpert tunes, and swords into a single story. She lives in the San Francisco area with her husband, their cat, and a glow-in-the-dark jellyfish.
Deirdre Saoirse Moen is an unintended experiment in particle physics. No, really. When she was born, her parents worked in an atom-smashing lab. From that point forward, writing science fiction and fantasy seemed inevitable. Her most short story, "A Sword Called Rhonda," appears in the Turn the Other Chick anthology from Baen and the This Is My Funniest 2 anthology from BenBella as well as standalone e-editions from iBooks, Amazon, and B&N. Her other hobby is travel, where she's hoping to finally circumnavigate the planet. This time for sure! Deirdre also loves photography, where she's thus far managed to resist the lure of SLRs in favor of rangefinders (some vintage) and mirrorless cameras. She lives in Menlo Park with her husband, their cat-who-is-not-a-kitty, and a large plush crab.