Deirdre Mardon won the 1984 Golden Medallion in the Contemporary 65-80,000 Words category for her novel Destiny's Sweet Errand. She shared that award with co-winner Nora Roberts -- the first and only time two winners were declared in a single category. In 2006 she was an honoree of the South Carolina Fiction Project for her story "The Meeting." That website provides the following information in her biography.
Born in Chicago, Deirdre Mardon (“The Meeting”) has lived in many parts of the United States, and in Mexico. She studied journalism at Northwestern University and earned a Master's Degree in Spanish Literature at the University of Arizona. She is the author of seven published novels and numerous short stories, which have appeared in Redbook, Special Reports, and other magazines. She came to South Carolina in 2004 and is Director of the Congaree Vista Guild in Columbia. Set in the Depression-era Midwest, Mardon's story, “The Meeting,” is narrated by a young girl, Elaine, who discovers a family secret and handles it with surprising grace and love. Retrieved 4/5/2007.
As an author for Harlequin American Romance, Deirdre Mardon published two books. Writing for the Harlequin Intrigue imprint, she published three novels, and she wrote two titles for the Harlequin Temptation imprint. Her novel In For A Penny was one of the first titles published under the Harlequin Intrigue name.
- Canvas of Passion - Harlequin American Romance #9 - June 1983
- Destiny's Sweet Errand - Harlequin American Romance #33 - December 1983
- In For A Penny - August 1984 Harlequin Intrigue # 2
- Jealous Mistress, A - Harlequin Temptation (1984)
- Reluctant Lover - April 1985 Harlequin Intrigue # 15
- Touch Of Madness, A - Harlequin Temptation #31 (1984)
- With Penalty And Interest - June 1985 Harlequin Intrigue # 20