Dea Brayden

Critique Coordinator

Dea Brayden cowrites picture books with Lindsay Ellis. Dea and Lindsay live around the block from each other in Golden, Colorado, and rely on mom/daughter mind-meld powers, the wizardry of their critique groups, and the magic of Google Docs when writing manuscripts. They are huge fans of conferences, workshops, webinars and contests. They aim to create confidence in early or struggling readers, glee in competent readers, and go-to stories of compassion and triumph for audiences no matter their age. Free time? Dea is a busy gran who drops everything to read to her grandsons. She plays banjo, makes stained glass art, and is in heaven hosting a crowd belting out tunes around her player piano.

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