About Deanna Marie

Author of Beyond Likes

My Story

Deanna Marie is a digital nomad entrepreneur, international insurance advisor, and bona fide chemist. She was born and raised in Southern California and was the sole daughter to a single mother. She has been reading her whole life, and has been passionate about books from an early age. She loved the escapism the books provided, and her favorite genre was fantasy.

Realizing that there was a giant big world to explore, she left for China immediately after university and spent the next decade traveling the world. She’s lived in Shanghai, Antigua Guatemala, San Juan del Sur Nicaragua, and plans to move to Europe very soon.

Deanna first e-book is a guide to maintaining friendships in the digital age. It was written in an effort to teach other millenials, expats, and digital nomads the value of friendships and how to succeed in having a close knit of friends even when you don’t live in one place to long.

Deanna believes that people have the ability to change and grow when they have the right tools. She also believes in the desire to have a fulfilling life, and the power of positivity. She actively reads self help books- specifically in genres relating to al-anon, codependency, shame and perfectionism, happiness and gratitude, communication, entrepreneurship, relationships, and finances.

Deanna loves the color orange, loves having good stimulating conversations and is wildly passionate about exploring cultures. She smiles often and laughs at everything. Deanna always has questions, and tries to always have the right answers.

When she isn’t in an airport, she enjoys reading in the sun, writing, snowboarding, solving puzzles, and cooking.

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I really enjoyed it. I have had some very similar experiences in making and maintaining friendships. It is a helpful tool to anyone thinking of travelling/moving to another country etc.


I really like it! I enjoyed the exercises and found the tips really useful. It was quite short which is great but a bit more detail would really take it to the next level.


I was quite inspired by the content, cuz I never really thought about friendship this whole topic, I’ve always being laid back and go with flow about making new friends and maintain old friends, this book made to wonder, to think, to take it not for granted. I think it’s a good inspiration, no matter if your lifestyle fits in this way or not (personally I’m still wondering about it, because i never really thought about it this way). Maybe I’ll change or maybe I won’t, would you?


The concept is perfect I love personal stories and ideas


Fantastic advice that I already live by!


This book is actually a guide! It even takes you through some exercises that can really help you build deeper friendships.