Deanna Kimberly Burrell is a successful businesswoman, marketing maven, published author, and popular speaker. Her first book, Voted “Most Creative”- Perspectives on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness, is a collection of poems and essays that inspire creativity, growth, and self-expression.
Chicago plays a major role in a new book “Single Girl Summer.” Author Deanna Burrell tells us why it’s a must read for every Chicago woman.
Single Girl Summer is her first novel and it’s more than just a story of sophisticated friends having fun in the big city. Single Girl Summer is a celebration of women – yes, their strengths and weaknesses but more than that, their ability to pull themselves up by their designer bootstraps.
Deanna Burrell’s Blogs
“Single Girl Summer” Book Signing
Savoring the “Single Girl Summer”
Both the iconic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the hit TV show, Sex in the City, were an inspiration for Deanna when writing Single Girl Summer. She loved the independent, risk taking complexity of the main characters. The leading characters in Single Girl Summer embody the same spirit as Holly Gollightly and Carrie Bradshaw, but add yet another, all so important element – how their parents helped shape them into the women they are today. Deanna has a keen understanding of how every woman needs a balance of family, friendship, and love in their lives.
Ms. Burrell recently retired from her marketing sales position at Clear Channel Media to focus on promoting her umbrella brand Voted “Most Creative”, writing, and public speaking. Deanna’s public speaking seminars entitled “A Tribute to Black Women” and “Reinvention: My Journey From Corporate Zombie to Creative Writer” encourage college students and women to find and pursue their passions.
Deanna is a graduate of Northwestern University, lives in Chicago, and currently works as a full time writer, public speaker, and marketing sales consultant.