Deanne Heron was born in Jamaica and came to live in England in 1967. A counsellor/trainer and foster carer, she has published two volumes of short humorous stories, called Pardner Money Stories, which she reads on local radio and at community events. She has in the past also presented African/Caribbean news and Black History Month programmes on local radio. Written in standard English with Jamaican patois dialogue, Deanne’s stories take a whimsical look at the interactions of four generations of the extended Jamaican family in Britain. Deanne also had a volume of poetry called Contemplation published in 2015.