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A native Texan, Dede attended the University of the Americas in Mexico City and graduated with a BA in English from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned an M Ed in Supervision from SFASU. She continues her writing education with In Print Houston, SCBWI, and Highlights Foundation workshops.
A former public school teacher and librarian, Dede teaches with Houston's Writers in the Schools and is the Artist in Residence at the Bryan Federal Prison Camp for Women. She also serves on the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council and the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance.
In her free time, she plays with Truman and Lincoln, her identical twin grandsons, and Charlotte and Jocelyn, her delightful granddaughters.
As a former public school educator, I'm highly skilled at presenting individualized lessons which is probably why I'm currently employed with Writers in the Schools in Houston and why I'm artist-in-residence at the Bryan Federal Prison Camp for Women. (No, I'm not an inmate.)