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Kayla Dean

Kayla Dean

Kayla Shown-Dean is a tutor and adjunct English instructor at Arkansas State University in Beebe. She is also the author of Muted and Autumn Leaflets: a Collection of Poetry. After graduating from ASU with her M.A. in English, Kayla and her husband, Preston, moved to Beebe where they live with their son, Lukas, and dog, Oliver. On her summers off, you’ll most likely find Kayla and her son playing in their backyard, going on long walks with their dog, or working in their vegetable garden. Kayla also often enjoys barbequing and playing board games with her friends. You read more of her work on her website www.kideanaround.com or follow her column in Searcy’s The Daily Citizen.