Tom Deiker
Clive, IA

Tom Deiker graduated from Louisiana State University with a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, has served as administrator of psychiatric hospitals in Louisiana, New Mexico, and Iowa. His 70+ articles, essays, short fiction and poetry have appeared in several dozen publications, including American Psychologist, Animal Behaviour, Cimarron Review, Galaxy, Newsweek ,and The Plain Dealer Magazine. Of his 89 plays, 46 have received 71 stagings by 35 theatres in 17 states. Of his 11 full-length screenplays, 4 have placed in 7 national contests, 2 have received staged readings, one in being produced in 2012, distributed in 2013.