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Dean Traylor

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Writing and teaching have come to define my life. I've been teaching for 18 years, and I've been writing for newspapers, magazines, and websites for 22 years.

My writing usually deals with issues pertaining to education; however, I have included other topics such as history, science, local issues, and entertainment. Aside from those topics, I've written several short-stories, flash fiction, and poems.

I've received numerous distinctions over the years. They include:

* honors from college newspaper for movie review, newspaper feature, and magazine feature.

 *Honorable mention for magaizne article from Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC)

*Semi-finalist in AAA screenwriting contest

*Reader's choice for poem published in the magazine, Coffee!

*Article mentioned in Smithsonian.com article

*published (un-named) short script in a "how-to" screenplay book -- sold in major book stores.


B.A. in communication/journalism Cal State Fullerton

Certificate in Professional Program, Screenwriting UCLA

Masters in Special Education Cal State Dominguez Hills


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