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Interview with “The Heroines”

A blog about women that are everyday inspirations. Women that radiate with wisdom, beauty, intelligence and love. Women that proved to the writer,  Monika Kowalska, that there is hope and it is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.


Deena Featured in The Huffington Post

“In her true country voice Deena recounts her times with Nashville legends and pioneering LGBT issues in the country music scene in the 1970’s the only way she knew how, through music.”


Article Written for Queer Voices

Some Days Are Diamonds: Why a Trans Nashville Songwriter Came Out In a Book

“As a transgender woman I feel it is my duty to my trans community to write my story and to claim the achievements I had in my previous life along with the changes that have become my new life. So many of us, after transition, melt into the general population to live in stealth, never admitting who we had been, never a clue to who we were.”


Bay Area Reporter Covers the Release of Some Days Are Diamonds

“Transgender country music singer and songwriter Deena Kaye Rose (formerly Dick Feller), who wrote much of the music for the 1977 Burt Reynolds/Sally Field caper film Smokey and the Bandit , is marking the release of the electronic version of her memoir, Some Days are Diamonds.

The book, which is available at, chronicles Rose’s life as a Nashville star struggling with being transgender at a time when the term didn’t even exist.”


Book Review by San Francisco Book Reviews

“Some Days are Diamonds is the autobiography telling Feller’s journey to becoming a famous country singer and songwriter, as well as becoming Deena Kaye Rose…”


Featured In Transliving Magazine


Interview on The Girl Crowd

“This week we speak with Deena Kaye Rose who has a book out titled “Some Days Are Diamonds” – a memoir of Deena’s transgender journey.”


Book Review in Literary Scene

“… a great memoir that looks deep into the life of an extremely creative and talented Country writer.”