Deer Life


A humorously dark fairy tale, wherein young Deryn Hedlight (mistakenly) kills a dog that belongs to a witch, setting into motion a series of unexpected events.

Deryn Hedlight was not having a very good day and it was about to get much worse.

He’d read stories of witches as a boy, but never believed for a second they were true. That is, until an unfortunate hunting accident turns his world upside down. An honest mistake, it would seem, leads to an altogether unexpected transformation. But poor Deryn isn’t the only wronged character tied up in these gloomy circumstances and sinister forces.

Deer Life tells the story of a kind-hearted boy from Hinthoven and his mother’s undying love. It’s a wicked fairy tale of witchcraft, bullying, revenge, and a mysterious bowler hat. Mostly though, it’s all about patience, friendship, and heroism where you least expect it.

About the Author

Ron Sexsmith

Posted by Dundurn Guest on November 1, 2016
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Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith is a internationally acclaimed, Juno Award-winning recording artist. He spends most his time writing songs, touring, and making records. Deer Life, in fact, was mostly written while on the road on the long drives and in dressing rooms and hotel rooms. Ron lives in Perth County, Ontario.