About


Deonna Kelli Sayed is an internationally published author, a storyteller, and an award winning podcast producer.  She is an interfaith dialogue instigator and a recovering ghost hunter.

Deonna is the author of Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks and Spirits. Her essays are included in Love, Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women and Faithfully Feminists: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay.

Her work is published at The Manifestation, AltMuslimah, & Patheos. She produces a literary-themed podcast, A Little Podcast. Her podcast work for Yes!Weekly, OUT IN THE SOUTH, received state and national press awards (2017).

Her short story is included in the Press 53 anthology, Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction From a Small PlanetDeonna Kelli Sayed, Volume 3 (forthcoming).

Deonna has appeared on NPR, WUNC-TV, WUNC’s “The State of Things,” The Monti, and TEDx Greensboro. She is the Membership Coordinator for the N.C. Writers’ Network, and the 2018 Festival Coordinator for Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival.