Carmen Deedy grew up hearing stories in the Cuban community within Decatur, GA. The love of stories that she acquired as a young person was solidified the first time she experienced The National Storytelling Festival as a listener. Since then she has gone on to tell Nationally and Internationally. Deedy has authored numerous children’s books, among them a New York Times Bestseller, 14 Cows for America. She is the recipient of various literary awards, and is the Emmy-winning host of Love That Book, a children’s book program, produced in her home state of Georgia. A frequent speaker to adults, children remain her favorite audiences.

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Carmen Deedy