Deonna Kelli Sayed is an America-Muslim author and boundary crosser. She has lived and traveled throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. Once back in the States, she began exploring the spiritual terrain through paranormal investigation. In 2011, she penned Paranormal Obsession: America’s Fascination with Ghosts & Hauntings, Spooks & Spirits (Llewellyn) , a cultural studies perspective exploring how paranormal reality TV impacts American discussions on religion, science, and explorations into the ghost frontier. In October of this year, Deonna’s second book, So You Want To Hunt Ghosts: A Down-To-Earth-Guide will be released. This book explores how to manage a paranormal team, case loads and documentation, while also discussion emerging ethical issues facing the growing paranormal community. So You Want to Hunt Ghosts also delves into research and design and methodologies beyond what one sees on the TV shows.
She is the editor of Ghostvillage.com, the Internet’s premier paranormal destination.
Deonna’s non-paranormal related work is seen in the New York Time’s featured anthology, Love, Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. She has lectured on college campuses, and has appeared on Coast to Coast, N.C. public radio’s The State of Things, Jeff Belanger’s 30 Odd Minutes, and numerous internet talk shows.
Her website is www.deonnakellisayed.com
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