Deak is an author, mosaic artist, and photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
His first novel, Eyes of the Stag: A story of betrayal, consequence, and redemption (2011), chronicles a middle-aged man's journey to recovery from the severe abuse he suffered as a child.
To be published in 2015, Calaf and Ishmael: A Tale of Turandot is an epic novel of third century AD Rome, Persia, and India's Kushan Empire.
In 2009 Deak edited and published the Writings of Eleanor Frothingham Haworth. A college friend of Hull House founder and Nobel Peace Prize honoree Jane Addams, Haworth was a missionary and educator in Japan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A avid collector of vintage photographs, Deak published Best Friend: Men and Boys and Their Canine Companions (2009) and Vintage Male Photographs in three volumes (2007).
Deak studies with mosaic artist Gina Dominguez.