Dedra L. Stevenson is a multi-genre author, filmmaker, and award-winning screenwriter originally from Alabama, USA, but now residing permanently in the U.A.E. Her novels include a fantasy fiction trilogy for young adults, known as The Hakima’s Tale, a controversial courtroom drama called Desert Magnolia, a horror called The Skinwalker Resurrection, a collection of fantasy short stories called Tales of the Lantern, and a children’s book called Little Loud Beatrice and the Magic Painting. She’s currently assembling a science fiction anthology called Human Horizons and working on her new novel, The Buchanan Bastard. Both are projected to be published in 2021. In addition to writing stories, Ms. Stevenson enjoys writing movies. She won Best Short Screenplay for Desert Magnolia, based on her novel of the same name, in Mediterranean Cannes, 2018. Ms. Stevenson intends to keep on writing, as long as her genre hopping keeps her fresh and in the zone. Many more stories to come.