About the author

Dedra L. Stevenson

<p>Dedra L. Stevenson is the author of <strong><em>The Hakima’s Tale</em></strong> trilogy, <strong><em>Desert Magnolia</em></strong>, <strong><em>The Skinwalker: Resurrection,</em></strong> <strong><em>Antar and Haider</em></strong>, and <strong><em>Tales of the Lantern</em></strong>.&nbsp; Additionally, she’s the Executive Producer of an award-winning short documentary<strong>, Lemonade</strong>, about the trials of caring for an adult with Autism in the UAE.</p><p><br></p><p>She’s worked as an Instructor of Media Studies at Zayed University for 5 years and was the Co-Founder of Women in Film and Television in UAE.&nbsp; Her publishing imprint, <strong>Blue Jinni Media</strong>, is an emerging brand for many types of content, including Audio Books, EBooks, Paperback, Podcast, and Films.&nbsp; Together with her partner, Rodney W. Harper, she’s producing <strong>Lore Hunters</strong>, a podcast exploring world folklore tales and experiences.</p><p><br></p><p>Her film, <strong>Lemonade</strong>, is receiving international attention, has won two awards for Directing and Producing, and had sparked many other Autism awareness campaigns and care programs to begin. She’s the mother of 4 children, holds writing workshops at schools throughout the UAE, and reports that she’s yet to produce a feature film, so that’s on her list as she’s now writing a feature-length screenplay based on her first horror novel, <strong><em>The Skinwalker: Resurrection</em></strong>. Additionally, she's the Co-Executive Producer, Writer, and Co-Director of an upcoming Feature Documentary, <strong><em>Just a Girl, </em></strong>expected to release by the end of 2018.</p><p><br></p><p>She’s got a series of children’s books that will be coming out soon, <strong><em>The Magic Carpet Series</em></strong>, for very young readers, an international Cookbook called <strong><em>Breaking Bread Around the World</em></strong>, and a prequel to <strong><em>The Hakima’s Tale</em></strong>, called <strong><em>Iretunaar: The Blue Fire of the Desert<br><br>Breaking Bread Around the World </em></strong>(E book version) is available now via a wide variety of online stores, and the print version is going to be available around mid June.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>You can follow her via any of her social media networks:</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Twitter:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><br>@Hakimastale<br>@LemonadethefilmUAE<br>@bluejinnimedia</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Facebook:</strong><br>​​​​​​​https://www.facebook.com/TheHakimastale/<br>https://www.facebook.com/magnoliagrovethebook/<br>https://www.facebook.com/bluejinnimedia/<br>https://www.facebook.com/groups/244885799261170/<br>https://www.facebook.com/groups/131953457474357/</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Instagram:</strong><br>#bluejinnimedia<br>#dedrastevenson</p><p><br><strong>Snapchat:</strong><br>Dedra_s</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>